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COVID-19: PIA to resume flight operations to Canada

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Canada has permitted Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to restart flights to Toronto, which were previously halted owing to an increase in Covid-19 cases. 

According to a PIA representative, due to a decrease in coronavirus cases, Canadian officials permitted PIA to resume its flights to Toronto, which had been restricted to cargo flights exclusively. 

Other Canadian travel advisories, meanwhile, will remain in effect, according to a representative for the national flag carrier. 

The airline will begin with three weekly direct flights from Pakistan to Toronto in the first phase. 

After the PIA CEO persuaded the Canadian authorities that the airline would adhere to strict standard operating procedures, the permit was granted. 

It’s important noting that PIA has previously immunized its entire crew and ground staff against Covid-19, and all airline employees are currently being vaccinated. This is the first time an airline region has done so. 

First PIA flight to take off from Canada on Sunday

According to a statement released by the PIA, CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik has instructed PIA officials to immediately begin processing bookings and ticket purchases, with the first flight expected to resume from Toronto, Canada to Pakistan on Sunday, followed by flights from Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad Stations to Toronto. 

Prior to travel, travelers must produce a Covid immunization certificate as well as a Covid negative test result. The interim limits were imposed by Canadian authorities in response to the global Covid epidemic. 

Passengers who purchase new tickets or who have already purchased tickets can use them as long as they match the terms and conditions of travel. 

Passengers should contact the PIA Call Centre at 111-786-788 for more information, according to a PIA official. 

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