Pakistan has resumed outbound international flights operation from today after being suspended for nearly two months due to the coronavirus pandemic except some special flights to repatriate Pakistani citizens stuck abroad and foreigners stuck here in Pakistan.
However, this relaxation only applies to outbound international flights according to the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). There has been no announcement of inbound flights yet.
Earlier, Pakistan suspended all international and domestic flight operations in the country over fear of spreading the coronavirus but limited domestic flight operations were restored on 16 May 2020 as the country started easing lockdown measures and allowed people to travel for the Eid Holidays.
Permission was given on the condition that standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government were to be strictly followed including passenger screening, ensuring that everyone wears face masks and gloves and to make sure that everyone uses hand sanitizers.
Furthermore, the CAA has announced that more domestic flights will be operated from 1 June 2020 according to a series of tweets stating:
Government of Pakistan has decided to further enhance domestic flights operation from previous 20-22% to 40-45% of pre-COVID19 operations.
The enhanced operation shall start from 1st June onwards and shall cover Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.