Returning expatriates from the United Arab Emirates were tested for Corona virus before they left Dubai International Airport on Thursday, and only the plane was allowed onto the plane.
The Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai, said that passengers traveling to Faisalabad on a special flight operated by Pakistan International Airlines were subjected to a rapid corona virus test by Dubai Health Authority officials.
On Wednesday, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) opposed quarantine passengers upon their arrival and suggested safety measures such as temperature checks at the departure airport should be taken.
Ahmed Amjad Ali, Consul General of Pakistan, Dubai, inspected the Rapid Corona test for Pakistan Airways passengers heading to Faisalabad. The first two flights for Rapid Corona tests with passive Corona passengers were allowed to board the plane.
The consulate said, "The consulate has brought back 5,883 Pakistanis stranded so far through 26 special flights of Pakistan Airlines and these private flights will continue. And those already registered with the consulate are required to wait for our call."
The number of Pakistanis who have registered to return to the consulate has reached 63,000. Of these, more than 11,000 Pakistanis came with a visitor visa in search of jobs.
According to the Ministry of Pakistanis Abroad, the PIA and the UAE are scheduled to make approximately seven flights between May 15 and May 21.
She has asked Pakistani citizens registered with the Twajudi service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation but they are having problems calling the following numbers: +971600522222, 97123128867 and +97123128865.