Passengers walk after  their arrival at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi
Passengers walk after their arrival at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. Pakistan on January 31 temporarily suspended all direct flights with China, after a global health emergency was declared over the coronavirus epidemic which has killed more than 300 people. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: Pakistan has issued new instructions for inbound Pakistani passengers travelling from the UAE, limiting the PCR test validity to not more than 48 hours, as per a revised policy of its National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The changes will be implemented as of December 8, 2021 (00:01 PST), according to a press release issued by the Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai.

Those unvaccinated Pakistani nationals who fall under following categories will be allowed to travel to Pakistan, however, before boarding they will be required to provide proof to the airlines/immigration authorities of the following: expired visa/Emirates ID or illegally immigrants/deportees; court cases; medical conditions/issues; pregnant women and partially vaccinated from Pakistan.