The council overseeing pandemic measures in Pakistan recommended that those who do not have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate be allowed to travel by air after 1 August.
This National Management and Business Center (NCOC) directive must be approved by the federal government to take effect. Authorities warn that the fourth wave of the pandemic has begun and dangerous variants of the new coronavirus, such as Delta, have been identified in the country.
New instructions for curbing the new coronavirus are expected to be issued later this month, ahead of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha). Also, students over the age of 18 should be vaccinated by August 31st. Tourists must have a vaccination certificate to book a hotel room and travel around the country.
«Two weeks ago I wrote on Twitter that our computer models showed a possible emergence of the 4th wave. There are now clear indications that this wave has begun“Said Assad Umar, the minister in charge of dealing with the pandemic.
Since May, the Delta, Beta and Alpha variants of the new coronavirus have been detected in Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruled out the possibility of lockdown but urged citizens to abide by the measures, wear masks and get vaccinated.