ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday revoked the mandatory condition for travellers to wear a face mask while flying domestically and internationally.
The development came after the authority revised its rules following a notification issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
“Amid declining COVID-19 trend across the country, mask-wearing as a part of nonpharmaceutical interventions is no longer a mandatory requirement during domestic and international travel; however, still preferable,” the NCOC’s notification read.
In another message posted by the CAA’s official Twitter handle, the authority also mentioned that even though a mask is not a must, it is still preferable.
“Please choose to wear a face mask for everyone’s safety,” the poster read.
Earlier in June, CAA had once again imposed this regulation of wearing masks keeping in view the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.