Coronavirus test made mandatory by Qatar Airways for Pakistani passengers

Qatar Airways has announced its decision to enforce compulsory coronavirus testing for Passengers from Pakistan.

According to the advisory issued by Qatar Airways Passengers from Pakistan have to undergo a mandatory coronavirus PCR test before boarding any Qatar Airways flight.

The coronavirus test reports need to be less than 72 hours old, and passengers will only be allowed to board the flights if they have tested negative for the novel virus.

Meanwhile children under 12 years of age are exempted from the mandatory coronavirus test, whereas adults will be subjected to the compulsory test.

Passengers will bear the test expenses themselves, said the airline.

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Furthermore, passengers have been advised to bring a copy of the test report and medical certificate from the laboratory. Moreover, the concerned laboratory will have to directly share the rest results with the airline as well.

The development comes as various countries and airlines have raised health safety concerns over coronavirus screening procedures at Pakistani airports, with South Korea and several Gulf Countries banning Pakistani passengers citing coronavirus concerns.