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NCOC declares full vaccination mandatory for all international, domestic air travel from Sep 30

As per NCOC daily statistics, Pakistan has reported 4075 positive COVID cases and 91 deaths.

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NCOC declares full vaccination mandatory for all international, domestic air travel from September 30!

Federal Minister and National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC)  chief Asad Umar announced that all air passengers, including those on incoming and outgoing international flights, would need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by September 30.

The minister said the measures were taken to ensure public health protection and allow the operation of businesses.

“Have announced a significant expansion of the obligatory vaccination regime after decisions in today’s NCOC meeting. Most public places are covered by this obligatory regime. Enforcement mechanism both administrative and tech-based being developed to ensure a high compliance level,” he said.

NCOC’s decisions taken in a meeting today:

  • Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to travel domestically and internationally from Sep 30. The same condition applies to incoming passengers
  • Full vaccination by Oct 15 is compulsory to use public transport facilities
  • Vaccination for those aged between 17 and 18 to begin from Sep 1
  • Immunocompromised people aged above 12 will get a “specific vaccine” at certain centres from Sep 1
  • Visitors at shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, and weddings should get their first dose by Aug 31 and second jab by Sep 30 to enter premises
  • Students aged 17 and above should get the first dose by Sep 15 and the second dose by Oct 15. In case of non-compliance, they can’t enter educational institutions.
  • People travelling on motorways should be vaccinated with the first dose by Sep 15
  • Similarly, travelers at highways must get the first Covid-19 dose by Sep 30 and the second dose by Oct 30 to prevent travel bar
  • School van drivers should get their first dose by Aug 31

As per NCOC daily statistics, Pakistan has reported 4075 positive COVID cases and 91 deaths.

while  total tests conducted in the last 24 hours were: 59,943

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.