ISLAMABAD: No air travel will be allowed without a vaccination certificate from August 1 onwards, announced the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday, adding that directives had been issued in this regard.
Announcing measures taken to curb the spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant already surfacing amid a fourth wave in Pakistan, the NCOC further announced ensuring strict adherence to SOPs from July 9 to 18 across the country.
The authority maintained that it has envisaged a comprehensive plan to deal with the variant as well as other variants of the virus in the country.
The NCOC feared that failure to adopt safety measures could have a dangerous outcome, adding that the Delta variant caused hundreds of deaths in India and put people in hospitals in a helpless situation due to a dearth of oxygen.
As part of the strategy, the NCOC will ensure compliance of Covid-induced standard operating procedures (SOPs) and expedite administering of vaccinations.