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US Embassy bars its citizens living in Pakistan from traveling through PIA

US embassy and consulate officials should not travel to the United States on any Pakistani airline, read the guidelines.

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The US Embassy in Pakistan has barred its living in Pakistan from traveling through Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) or any Pakistani airline.

The travel alert was issued on Wednesday following a directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on July 15.

The travel advisory issued from the Islamabad Embassy says,

“According to the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment program, air carriers from countries with Category 2 ratings are not allowed to initiate new service to the United States, are restricted to current levels of existing service to the United States, and are not permitted to carry the code of US carriers on any flights.”

Furthermore, the travel advisory told American citizens resident or traveling in Pakistan to monitor local media for updates regarding traveling to, from or within Pakistan.

The Americans in Pakistan have been advised to sign up for the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel and security updates.

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.