Islamabad: Pakistan announced on Friday that it would fully resume international flights from Sunday, more than four months after the suspension of operations to prevent Coronavirus spread.
These operations shall be conducted in accordance with established guidelines and SOPs as issued from time to time, the Civil Aviation Authority said.
“Government of Pakistan has been pleased to allow all types of International and Domestic Flight Operations to/from all airports across Pakistan as per authorisation granted to all foreign and domestic operators PRE-COVID-I9 Summer schedule 2020, including cargo and special flight operations with effect from August 9, 2020 11.59 pm,” according to a NOTAM issued by the authority.
All flight operations were suspended towards the end of March but later international and domestic flights were allowed on selected routes.
Pakistan has fully restored its domestic flight operations since midnight on 6 August.
On Thursday, the government announced the re-opening of all economic and social sectors.
Pakistan’s Coronavirus count reached 282,645 with 782 new cases detected in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health on Friday.
Seven more deaths were reported overnight, bringing the death toll to 6,052, he said.
The country currently has 18,494 active cases, further said.
Among the total reported cases, Sindh recorded a maximum of 122,759, COVID-19, followed by Punjab at 94,040, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa at 34,432, Islamabad at 15,182, Balochistan at 11,821, Gilgit-Baltistan at 2,287, and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) at 2,124.
To date, the authorities have carried out 2,079,333 tests, including 20,461 overnight tests, to detect the novel Coronavirus.