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World Health Organization imposed travel ban to Pakistan

World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday imposed travel ban on Pakistan due to failure to control polio virus.

According to the WHO report, it will be mandatory for any Pakistani ...travelling abroad to get polio vaccination.

The recommendation further says that any Pakistan travelling abroad would be bound to submit polio vaccination certificate four weeks before his departure while one time polio vaccination would be valid for one year.

The decision was made on the recommendations of International Health Regulations Committee.

Meanwhile, WHO also imposed travel restrictions on the citizens of other countries including Cameroon and Syria.

Earlier, the government reportedly decided to declare polio vaccination mandatory for Pakistanis traveling abroad owing to the growing polio cases.

According to sources, the federal government was taking preemptive measure on emergency basis to avoid any hindrance in international travel of Pakistani citizens.

Reportedly, Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarrar had expressed concerns over the situation and called an emergency session summoning all provincial health ministers in the coming week.

Information by: Dunya News.
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