RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has exempted the New Zealand cricket staff from fast antigen testing upon their arrival on the Islamabad Worldwide Airport on Saturday.
The waiver, nonetheless, is topic to different related SOP guidelines, reminiscent of thermal scanning upon arrival.
The exemption was given within the mild of request from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the Speedy Antigen Testing on the airport, because the PCB will probably be doing the PCR testing of the New Zealand staff at Serena lodge on their arrival earlier than checking into their rooms.
Pakistan Cricket Board is internet hosting the New Zealand Nationwide Cricket staff from Sept 11, to Oct in Islamabad and Lahore for 3ODIs and 5 T20 matches respectively. The New Zealand cricket staff will arrive in Islamabad on Septr 11from Bangladesh by a chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airways flight BG-4031 at about 14 hours.
As per BCP’s Bio safe protocol no outsider will probably be allowed to work together with the New Zealand staff and solely the PCB drivers and officers who would be the a part of the bubble and have accomplished their isolation interval and three unfavourable Covid-19 checks.
The PCB requested the CAA that for the reason that staff is travelling from Bio Safe Bubble to Bio Safe Bubble, the staff could also be exempted from Speedy Antigen Testing on the airport. The PCB will probably be doing the PCR testing of the staff at their lodge in Islamabad.
In reply to the PCB request, the CAA granted the permission topic to different related provisions of the SPOs associated to worldwide vacationers and any subsequent amendments issued thereafter together with thermal scanning upon arrival as per SOPs.
Foolproof safety preparations have been devised for the visiting New Zealand cricket staff which is scheduled to play matches at Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi.
An alternate visitors plan had additionally been chalked out to facilitate residents who had already been passing although misery resulting from visitors mess on metropolis routes.
Printed in Daybreak, September tenth, 2021