Pakistan updates travel advisory for inbound passengers amid Covid resurgence

01:48 PM | 13 Jan, 2022
Pakistan updates travel advisory for inbound passengers amid Covid resurgence

ISLAMABAD – Amid an alarming increase in new Covid cases fuelled by the Omicron variant, the Civil Aviation Authority has announced a new travel advisory for inbound passengers at the direction of the country’s top monitoring body.

The CAA notification issued on the directives of the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC), said Rapid Antigen Test for Covid-19 will be mandatory for all international travellers coming from Europe.

Previously, the passengers from the countries under Category B did not have to undertake Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival. Meanwhile, the CAA will conduct rapid tests for 50 per cent of the flights coming from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

As per the latest directives, Pakistan revoked categories assigned to different countries as earlier countries were placed in three categories as per the covid situation.

It all added that if any passenger’s test came positive, the individual will be quarantined for 10 days at the government quarantine centres free of cost however, they will have to bear the expenses if they decide to quarantine at a quarantine facility of their choice or at a hotel.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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