“The present coverage of Land Border Administration with Afghanistan and Iran has been reviewed to make sure regulated inbound pedestrian motion and efficient administration of COVID protocols at Border Terminals(BTS),” learn the assertion issued by Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
The revised coverage will likely be efficient from midnight Might 4-5 until midnight Might 19-20. The coverage will solely be relevant to inbound pedestrians with no impact on the present cargo/commerce (bilateral / Afghan Transit Commerce) motion.
In keeping with the NCOC assertion, border terminals (BTs) will stay open for seven days per week. “Employment energy of LEAs/well being workers at BTs will likely be elevated for implementation of testing protocols and to regulate excessive site visitors density,” learn the assertion.
The coronavirus monitoring physique stated inbound pedestrian motion would stop with impact from midnight Might 4-5 except Pakistani nationals in Afghanistan and Iran who need to return to their nation and in excessive medical emergency circumstances and many others.
It additionally stated that every one outbound pedestrian motion is permissible.
Highlighting the testing and quarantining protocols, NCOC stated inbound pedestrians will endure Speedy Antigen Check(RAT). Constructive circumstances (for Pakistani nationals solely) will likely be shifted to close by quarantine services.
“Inbound pedestrian with Afghan exemptions may also endure RAT testing at BTs. Constructive circumstances, if any, will likely be reverted again to Afghanistan,” learn the NCOC assertion.
It additionally stated that thermal scanning for all drivers and co-drivers will likely be carried out on arrival on the BTs. Symptomatic circumstances will endure RAT testing, optimistic circumstances will likely be handled as per the process spelled above.