Bulletin n° 5 - CIQP : 31 August 2020 (Bulletin on Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Procedures)
Bulletin n° 4 - CIQP : 17 August 2020 (Bulletin on Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Procedures)
Bulletin n°3 – CIQP : 19 June 2020 (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Procedures)
IMPORTATION AND CUSTOMS
Customs, land, sea (updated 19 June 2020).
At the Taftan – Mirjaveh Border-Crossing Point (BCP) with Iran, commercial fleet, passenger fleet, and national fleet are prohibited by Pakistan
From 11 April, Torkham and Chaman – Wesh BCPs with Afghanistan have been opened, for transit with special conditions. These border crossing points will re-close if as a result of the re-opening of these points, the spread of COVID-19 is exacerbated. Pathan – Paktia BCP, Urgon – Paktika BCP and Ghulam Khan – Khost BCP remain closed for export and import (source: Afghan Customs Administration).
The Ministry of Interior announced a number of measures on 15 May 2020 at the Western Border with Afghanistan, at Torkham and Chaman BCPs:
• Torkham border will remain open for 24 hours / six days a week (except Saturday) and an unlimited number of trucks will be allowed per day while ensuring proper SOPs and guidelines for both Afghan Bilateral Trade and Afghan Transit Trade.
• Chaman border will remain open for six days a week (except Saturday) for specified timings (as already notified) and unlimited number of trucks will be allowed per day while ensuring proper SOPs and guidelines for both Afghan Bilateral Trade and Afghan Transit Trade.
• Saturdays will be reserved for pedestrian movement only as per procedure already in place. Standard Quarantine Protocols / SOPs (as applicable for air passengers) will be implemented for pedestrians as well. (Source: Ministry of Interior, 15 May 2020).
In order to facilitate the Customs procedures and support all stakeholders (including
1. Measures aiming to Facilitate the Cross-border Movement of Relief and
1.1. Expeditious clearance of medicines, food items, and equipment pertaining to
2. Measures aiming at Supporting the Economy and Sustaining Supply chain
2.1. 24/7 clearance of Cargo at Ports/Airports and land borders stations.
3. Measures aiming at Protecting Customs administration’s Staff
3.1. The Customs formations have been provided extra budget to facilitate the
4. Measures aiming at Protecting Society
4.1. The Federal and Provincial Governments have also notified dedicated
The Pakistani Ministry of the Interior decided to reopen the Western Border. The official information is available here.
On 1 May, the Pakistani Ministry of the Interior decided to seal the Western Border. New measures apply immediately and can be seen here.
Source: Pakistani Government