Quarantine rules lifted for overseas passengers

ISLAMABAD: Federal government has abolished the 48-hour quarantine condition for Pakistanis returning home from abroad, and they would now be sent to their homes after a medical check-up and test at the airports.

Altering the standard operating procedures (SOPs), federal government mainted that the move was made after capacity at quarantine centres had shrinkrx due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

According to the new SOPs, all passengers would undergo a complete medical check-up at the airports, while the staff deputed by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and provincial health departments at the airports will test the travellers for coronavirus.