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Saturday Oct 01 2022
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CAA revises rules for domestic, international travel

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Web Desk
Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel wearing a mask stand guard at the international arrivals area at Islamabad Airport. — Photo: Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & HRD/Twitter
Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel wearing a mask stand guard at the international arrivals area at Islamabad Airport. — Photo: Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & HRD/Twitter

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Saturday revised rules for domestic and international travel.

According to a notification issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the authority revoked the mandatory requirement of wearing face masks.

“Amid declining COVID-19 trend across the country, mask-wearing as a part of nonpharmaceutical interventions is no longer a mandatory requirement during domestic and international travel; however, still preferable,” the notification read.

In a separate message posted on the CAA's official Twitter handle, the authority mentioned that although a mask is not a must but it is still preferable. 

“Please choose to wear a face mask for everyone’s safety,” the poster read.

Earlier in June, CAA had once again imposed this regulation of wearing masks keeping in view the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.