The special flight with 274 passengers on board flew from Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah landed in Peshawar today. 274 Pakistanis Return Home From Saudi Arabia.
Upon the arrival of the flight, the airport authorities have conducted coronavirus screening and medical check-ups of the passengers.
After the completion of medical examination, the passengers have been sent to quarantine under the supervision of district administration.
On May 15, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had released revised standard operating procedures(SOPs) for international private aircraft flights.
The aviation authority had ended condition for passengers to be quarantined in a government facility or hotel after being tested negative for coronavirus.
However, those passengers tested positive for COVID-19 will be bound to stay at a quarantine facility for the prescribed period. Moreover, the passengers who have not detected with COVID-19 will be allowed to stay at their residences as the authority included the regulation for home isolation.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,[d] is a country in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. With a land area of approximately 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest sovereign state in Western Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world (after Algeria), the fifth-largest in Asia, and the 12th-largest in the world. Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast and Yemen to the south; it is separated from Egypt and Israel by the Gulf of Aqaba. It is the only country with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast, and most of its terrain consists of arid desert, lowland and mountains. As of October 2018, the Saudi economy was the largest in the Middle East and the 18th largest in the world. Saudi Arabia also has one of the world’s youngest populations: 50 percent of its 33.4 million people are under 25 years old.