At the Dubai International Airport.


Emirates resumes all flights to and from Pakistan


DUBAI – Emirates airline resumed all passenger flights to and from Pakistan on Wednesday (July 1), days after the UAE’s aviation authority announced a temporary suspension.

On Wednesday, the Dubai-based airline said all passengers must present a negative Covid-19 test result from a laboratory approved by the airline.

According to Emirates, the Covid-19 test report should not be more than 96 hours old.

“Customers can travel to and from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad if they meet the requirements of their destination,” according to Emirates in a statement on a resumption of services.

On June 24, Emirates suspended flights from Pakistan after 26 passengers on transit to Hong Kong from Dubai tested positive of coronavirus.

The General Civil Aviation Authority has said that passengers on flights from Pakistan will not be allowed entry at UAE airports until a designated laboratory for Covid-19 tests has been set up.

Where to do Covid-19 test in Pakistan

Travelers on Emirates flights will need to undergo Covid-19 testing at Chughtai Labs in Pakistan. They will need to bring their Emirates booking receipt and passport.

Children under 12 years old are exempted from taking the test if they are traveling with their parents who have been tested fit for travel. ICA/Expat Media

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