The suspension of all international, chartered and private flights to and from Pakistan has been extended until 11 April, the Civil Aviation Authority has stated.
The decision was taken after Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar declared an extension until April 14 in the countrywide lockdown on Wednesday.
According to Aviation Division spokesperson Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the order will be exempted from diplomatic, special and freight flights, and flights of national carriers to and from Pakistan.
Special flights to carry stranded Pakistanis on special orders will continue. “These passengers will, however, be checked as per established procedures including screening, swab testing and isolation,” he said.
The government had previously suspended all international flights until April 4 following the spiking of coronavirus cases across the world.