ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday eased austerity restrictions on aviation-19 in aviation to allow international flights, Kyodo News reported.

Regular flight operations to foreign destinations, which were suspended on March 21 to prevent the spread of the virus, can be resumed by midnight.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Aviation said that domestic and foreign airlines would be allowed to operate from all of Pakistan's international airports, except those in Gwadar and Turbat, located in Balochistan province.

Airlines are being advised to adhere to the restrictions of their destination countries and ensure the cancellation of their aircraft.

By Chhouk Bora