Nov 3, 2021, 7:49 PM
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Pakistan removes Iran from COVID-19 travel restrictions list

Islamabad, IRNA -- Pakistan has lifted COVID-19 travel restrictions from the Islamic Republic of Iran while announcing new conditions for air travel to the country.

National Command Operation Center on Wednesday in a meeting decided to relax coronavirus-related restrictions after the enforcement of obligatory vaccination for inbound travelers.

Accordingly, six countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, which was previously on List C of the air travel ban to Pakistan, were removed from the list.

“Inbound Air Traffic will operate at full quantum with effect from 10 November 2021,” said NCOC in a statement.

It said all foreign and domestic passengers must be 100% vaccinated and anyone over the age of 6 should be in possession of a negative PCR test report (max 72 hours old) before boarding.

Armenia, Costa Rica, Bulgaria, Iraq, and Mexico will remain on the "C" list, and air travel bans from these countries to Pakistan will continue. Mongolia, Slovenia, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine have also been named by Pakistan as high-risk countries due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

Earlier this month, Pakistan's Taftan border crossing was reopened as a joint border with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Mirjavah area for Pakistani businessmen, students, and truck drivers.

The Taftan-Mirjaveh crossing was reopened on October 11 this year after a three-month shutdown due to coronavirus outbreaks.

Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is also launching a regular immigration process at the Taftan border, allowing Pakistani citizens to enter Iran.

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