ISLAMABAD, 24 July: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced to make the COVID vaccination certificate mandatory for travelling through domestic flights from August 01, on Saturday.
The NCOC which is overseeing Pakistan’s response to COVID-19 has asked citizens to get vaccinated by July 31 to avoid any inconvenience.
“The citizens should get a COVID vaccine certificate after the vaccination process,” the body said in a message from its Twitter handle.
Those who would be exempted from the COVID vaccination certificate, according to the NCOC, included travelers boarding abroad flights, foreign nationals, and those avoiding vaccination owing to a reaction in the body.
Furthermore, those having a COVID vaccination certificate from abroad would also be exempted from carrying a Covid vaccination certificate from NADRA.
It is pertinent to mention here that in view of increasing Covid-19 cases amid the fourth wave, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on July 17 directed all employees to get themselves vaccinated against the virus by July 31.
Circulation was also issued by Director General Civil Aviation Authority (DGCCA).
“All staff must get vaccinated by July 31 otherwise they will not be allowed to enter into the premises of office/ airport from August 1,” read the notification.
The CAA further directed all respective unit heads to submit the report to the HR directorate regarding the vaccination status of employees by July 19.
The Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has declared the Covid-19 vaccination certificate mandatory for all BRT commuters.
The district administration of Peshawar had imposed restrictions on its citizens refusing to get themselves vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. The BRT’s spokesman, in a statement, said that the people using the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will have to show their Covid-19 vaccination certificate from August 1, 2021.