Monday, September 20, 2021

Turkey, Abu Dhabi lift 10-day quarantine for vaccinated travelers

Fully vaccinated Pakistanis travelling to Turkey have been exempted from the 10-day quarantine requirement.

According to a notification issued by Turkish Airlines on Friday, passengers who have received at least two doses of vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation will be exempted from quarantine when they enter Turkey.

Travellers under the age of 12 are exempted from this requirement.

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Passengers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India need to get tested for the virus 72 hours before boarding the flight and carry the negative tests reports with them.

A similar decision was taken by Abu Dhabi as well. Fully vaccinated people won’t have to quarantine upon landing in the country after September 5. A negative PCR test, however, remains a requirement to travel.

Earlier this week, Pakistan decided to administer booster shots to people travelling abroad including travellers, students, employees, and tourists and Umrah pilgrims.

Who can get the booster shot in Pakistan?

  • Only Sinopharm, Sinovac and Pfizer will be given as additional vaccines.
  • Children between the ages of 12 and 17 years will only be able to get the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Teenagers 18 years and above people will be allowed to get Sinopharm, Sinovac and Pfizer vaccines.
  • Those who have been vaccinated for 28 days or more will be eligible for the booster dose.
  • A fee of Rs1,270 will be charged for each booster shot.
  • The payment for the vaccine can be deposited at all branches of the National Bank of Pakistan.

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