Turkish Airlines charged for breaching SOPs in Pakistan

Turkish Airlines charged for breaching SOPs in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has charged a fine to Turkish Airlines for breaching the SOPs devised to restrain the spread of Coronavirus. A fine of Rs100, 000 charged on Turkish Airline.

As per the statement of Civil Aviation spokesperson Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the Turkish Airline had taken on board a Lahore-bound passenger from Bamako, the capital of Mali, on Oct. 15, without examining his Covid-19 report. The passenger was offloaded in Istanbul and was abandoned there.

He further added that the passenger helplessly stranded at Istanbul airport for six days and was ultimately allowed to travel to Lahore on the involvement of the Pakistani mission in Turkey.

New Travel Advisory 

PCAA promulgated a new travel advisory last week, in accordance with the new travel advisory inbound passengers are separated into two categories.

Passengers in category A countries, including China, Japan, New Zealand, Turkey, Saudi Arabia are not obliged to undergo PCR tests for the Covid-19.

For passengers in category B countries, such as Mali, Covid-19 negative certificates are obligatory to enter Pakistan.


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