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COVID-19 Vacc. -43.79%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: yes Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates
Published on 15.10.2021, Air Blue:

Pakistan’s Air Blue receives its first A321neo.

Published on 15.10.2021, PIA:

PIA [non-UNDSS white-listed] suspends operations from Kabul citing Taliban interference.

Published on 13.10.2021, PIA:

PIA [non-UNDSS white listed] to expand charter flights operations to UK, Europe

Published on 13.10.2021, PIA:

Pakistan International Airlines, PIA [non-UNDSS white listed] achieves IATA's NDC Level 4 Certification.

Published on 05.10.2021, PIA:

PIA [non-UNDSS white listed] resumes flight operations to Kuwait.

Published on 30.09.2021, PIA:

PIA (non-UNDSS white listed) bans domestic air travel for unvaccinated people from 01OCT21.

Published on 28.09.2021, PIA:

Pakistan’s CAA demands PIA's [non-UNDSS white listed] access to Kuwait, threatens retaliation

Published on 23.09.2021, PIA:

PCAA threatens to directly collect airport fees from travellers flying with PIA [non-UNDSS white listed]

Published on 21.09.2021, PIA:

PIA [non-UNDSS approved] to resume charter services to the UK from 22SEP21.

Published on 21.09.2021, PIA:

Kuwaiti Authorities Refuse To Allow PIA [non-UNDSS approved] Flight Operations.

Published on 18.09.2021, PIA:

PIA [non-UNDSS approved] flight touches down in Damascus after 22 years gap

Published on 16.09.2021, PIA:

PIA (non-UNDSS approved) decides to operate Lahore-Peshawar, twice weekly from 01OCT21.

Published on 16.09.2021, PIA:

Pakistan's PIA (non-UNDSS approved) resumes Kabul ops on a charter basis.

Published on 15.09.2021, PIA:

(non-UNDSS approved) First foreign commercial jet since Taliban return lands in Kabul, from Islamabad- unclear what frequency will be

Published on 13.09.2021, PIA:

Commerical flights to Kabul not resuming from Monday, clarifies [non-UNDSS] PIA

Published on 01.09.2021, PIA:

[Non-UNDSS] PIA to operate charters to Damascus in Sep-21

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Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are : – COVID-19 PCR;- COVID-19 Real Time RT-PCR;- COVID-19 RT-PCR;- SARS-CoV2 GeneXpert;- SARS-CoV2 PCR;- SARS-CoV2 Real Time RT-PCR;- SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR;- SARS-CoV2 Xpert Xpress.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, China (People’s Rep.), Cuba, Finland, Ghana, Iceland, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Madagascar, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago or Viet Nam.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
– This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.

Passengers could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test upon arrival.

Passengers must download the Pass Track App before boarding and submit their personal details or submit their details at https://passtrack.nitb.gov.pk/ and have a printed confirmation.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
– This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.

A completed International Passenger Health Declaration Form must be presented upon arrival.

Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or during last 10 days have been in Brazil, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom
Passengers arriving from Brazil, Ireland (Rep.), Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or a Pakistan Origin Card (POC).

Passengers who have been in the past 10 days in Brazil, Ireland (Rep.), Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or a Pakistan Origin Card (POC).

Some airports are closed or restrictions for operations of airports has been imposed
Flights to Gwadar (GWD) and Turbat (TUK) are suspended.
– This does not apply to diplomatic, special and flights of national carriers.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers and airline crew could be subject to quarantine.

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Flight Restrictions

published 28.11.2020

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Denmark
Passengers arriving from Denmark are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test upon arrival.

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are : – COVID-19 PCR;- COVID-19 Real Time RT-PCR;- COVID-19 RT-PCR;- SARS-CoV2 GeneXpert;- SARS-CoV2 PCR;- SARS-CoV2 Real Time RT-PCR;- SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR;- SARS-CoV2 Xpert Xpress.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, China (People’s Rep.), Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Iceland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Malawi, Maldives, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka or Viet Nam.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

Passengers must download the Pass Track App before boarding and submit their personal details or submit their details at passtrack.nitb.gov.pk and have a printed confirmation.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
– This does not apply to passengers with disabilities.

A completed International Passenger Health Declaration Form must be presented before departure.

Some airports are closed or restrictions for operations of airports has been imposed
Flights to Gwadar (GWD) and Turbat (TUK) are suspended.
– This does not apply to diplomatic, special and flights of national carriers.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to COVID-19 test.

If travelling by air, you will be subject to Rapid Antigen testing on arrival at airports in Pakistan. Travellers who test positive will be moved to a self-paid facility for 10 days quarantine. A PCR test will be conducted on the 8th day of quarantine, following which a negative result will enable a passenger to proceed home and a positive result will necessitate a further quarantine period or move to hospital if required. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Travellers aged 6 years and above are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel.>

Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-20
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 98607708
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 632064
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 43.79
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 2807

Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan.
Pakistan government guidelines state that from 1 October, passengers who are aged 17 and above will require a full course of a Covid-19 vaccine in order to undertake domestic air travel in Pakistan.

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Full Restrictions

  • Pakistan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: From 1 October, passengers who are aged 18 and above require full vaccination against Covid-19 in order to undertake inbound flights to Pakistan.
    Passengers who are exempt from this requirement are:
    • Foreign passport holders below 18 years of age
    • Passengers who hold a medical certificate stating that they have been medically advised not to receive a Covid-19 vaccine
    Pakistan will accept the proof of vaccination certificate. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Since 5 May, Pakistan has restricted the number of international flights to/from Pakistan.
    Travellers aged 6 years and above are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    For information about this and possible quarantine periods on arrival please see Pakistan government advice
    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: If travelling by air, you will be subject to Rapid Antigen testing on arrival at airports in Pakistan. Travellers who test positive will be moved to a self-paid facility for 10 days quarantine. A PCR test will be conducted on the 8th day of quarantine, following which a negative result will enable a passenger to proceed home and a positive result will necessitate a further quarantine period or move to hospital if required. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also have to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 6 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
    You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask.Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you are leaving Pakistan, you must be fully vaccinated and will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You may also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you are vaccinated and free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan.
    From 1 October, passengers who are aged 18 and above will require a full course of a Covid-19 vaccine in order to undertake domestic air travel in Pakistan. Pakistan will accept the proof of vaccination certificate. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centers is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Passengers who are exempt from this requirement are:
    • Foreign passport holders below 18 years of age
    • Passengers who hold a medical certificate stating that they have been medically advised not to receive a Covid-19 vaccine
    *Travel to the airport: You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you may be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have imposed restrictions on some public activities in Islamabad Capital Territory and parts of Punjab province due to rising cases of COVID-19 including a ban on indoor and outdoor dining, restrictions on commercial activities, educational institutes and gatherings. Restrictions may be lifted or re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country.
    There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks.
    The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
    *
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    09.10.2021
  • Pakistan PIA

    28.09.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: People without COVID-19 vaccine will not be eligible to enter shopping malls, use public transport or travel by air from 30SEP21(News 18, 14.09.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: Government guidelines state that from 1 October, passengers who are aged 17 and above will require full vaccination against Covid-19 in order to undertake both inbound flights to, and outbound flights from Pakistan.
    Passengers who are exempt from this requirement are:
    • Children below 17 years of age • Passengers who hold a medical certificate stating that they have been medically advised not to receive a Covid-19 vaccine
    Pakistan will accept the proof of vaccination certificate. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Since 5 May, Pakistan has restricted the number of international flights to/from Pakistan.
    On 20 March, the Pakistan government announced that entry restrictions for inbound travellers from the UK will be lifted from 23 March. Travellers are still required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. For information about this and possible quarantine periods on arrival please see Pakistan government advice.
    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: If travelling by air, you will be subject to Rapid Antigen testing on arrival at airports in Pakistan. Travellers who test positive will be moved to a self-paid facility for 10 days quarantine. A PCR test will be conducted on the 8th day of quarantine, following which a negative result will enable a passenger to proceed home and a positive result will necessitate a further quarantine period or move to hospital if required. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
    You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask. Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You may also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan.
    Pakistan government guidelines state that from 1 October, passengers who are aged 17 and above will require a full course of a Covid-19 vaccine in order to undertake domestic air travel in Pakistan. Pakistan will accept the proof of vaccination certificate. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Passengers who are exempt from this requirement are:
    • Children below 17 years of age
    • Passengers who hold a medical certificate stating that they have been medically advised not to receive a Covid-19 vaccine
    *Travel to the airport: You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you may be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have imposed restrictions on some public activities in Islamabad Capital Territory and parts of Punjab province due to rising cases of COVID-19 including a ban on indoor and outdoor dining, restrictions on commercial activities, educational institutes and gatherings. Restrictions may be lifted or re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country. There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
    *Testing Positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan: Government of Pakistan guidelines state that if you test positive for COVID-19 whilst in Pakistan, you must self-isolate. If you don’t have symptoms, or your symptoms aren’t severe, you should isolate where you are staying, provided you have access to a separate room and bathroom. If you are immunosuppressed or have a severe health condition, and providing Government of Pakistan resources allow, you may be moved to a hospital. If you do not have access to a separate room and bathroom, or you do not consent to isolate where you are staying, you should move to a dedicated self-isolation facility. More information is available on the official government of Pakistan website on COVID-19.
    Government of Pakistan guidelines state that if you have symptoms, your isolation should finish at least 10 days from the start of symptoms or at least 3 days after the end of symptoms (whichever is longer). If you don’t have symptoms, your isolation should finish ten days from the date of your positive COVID-19 test.

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    25.09.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Unvaccinated people will not be allowed to travel on trains from 1 October (Dawn.com, 10.08.2021). Government bans domestic air travel for unvaccinated people from 1 August because of COVID-19 (Outlook India, 25.07.2021). Pakistan’s civil aviation authority extends travel restrictions on international inbound passengers from 26 countries until 31 July (ARY News, 13.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: Since 5 May, Pakistan has restricted the number of international flights to/from Pakistan.
    On 20 March, the Pakistan government announced that entry restrictions for inbound travellers from the UK will be lifted from 23 March. Travellers are still required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    For information about this and possible quarantine periods on arrival please see Pakistan government advice.
    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. The FCDO currently advises against travel to the most of the Afghanistan and Iran border areas.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: If travelling by air, you will be subject to Rapid Antigen testing on arrival at airports in Pakistan. Travellers who test positive will be moved to a self-paid facility for 10 days quarantine. A PCR test will be conducted on the 8th day of quarantine, following which a negative result will enable a passenger to proceed home and a positive result will necessitate a further quarantine period or move to hospital if required. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
    You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask.
    Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You may also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan.
    Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine.
    Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you may be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have imposed restrictions on some public activities in Islamabad Capital Territory and parts of Punjab province due to rising cases of COVID-19 including a ban on indoor and outdoor dining, restrictions on commercial activities, educational institutes and gatherings. Restrictions may be lifted or re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country.
    There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules.You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks.
    The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
    * If you test positive for COVID-19: you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover;can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    23.08.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Government bans domestic air travel for unvaccinated people from 1 August because of COVID-19 (Outlook India, 25.07.2021). Pakistan’s civil aviation authority extends travel restrictions on international inbound passengers from 26 countries until 31 July (ARY News, 13.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: Since 5 May, Pakistan has restricted the number of international flights to/from Pakistan. On 20 March, the Pakistan government announced that entry restrictions for inbound travellers from the UK will be lifted from 0001 hours on 23 March. Travellers are still required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. You should arrange to take a private test.
    For information about this and possible quarantine periods on arrival please see Pakistan government advice.The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: If travelling by air, you will be subject to Rapid Antigen testing on arrival at airports in Pakistan. From 1 May Pakistan government guidelines state that those testing negative will then need to undergo 10 days of self-quarantine at home. Travellers who test positive will be moved to a self-paid facility for 10 days quarantine. A second PCR test will be conducted on the 8th day of quarantine, following which a negative result will enable a passenger to proceed home and a positive result will necessitate a further quarantine period or move to hospital if required. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival. You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask.
    Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You may also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan.
    Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine.
    Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you may be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have imposed restrictions on some public activities in Islamabad Capital Territory and parts of Punjab province due to rising cases of COVID-19 including a ban on indoor and outdoor dining, restrictions on commercial activities, educational institutes and gatherings. Restrictions may be lifted or re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country.
    There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules.You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks.
    The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover;can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    04.08.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: Since 5 May, Pakistan has restricted the number of international flights to/from Pakistan. On 20 March, the Pakistan government announced that entry restrictions for inbound travellers from the UK will be lifted from 0001 hours on 23 March. Travellers are still required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. You should arrange to take a private test.
    For information about this and possible quarantine periods on arrival please see Pakistan government advice.The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: If travelling by air, you will be subject to Rapid Antigen testing on arrival at airports in Pakistan. From 1 May Pakistan government guidelines state that those testing negative will then need to undergo 10 days of self-quarantine at home. Travellers who test positive will be moved to a self-paid facility for 10 days quarantine. A second PCR test will be conducted on the 8th day of quarantine, following which a negative result will enable a passenger to proceed home and a positive result will necessitate a further quarantine period or move to hospital if required. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival. You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask.
    Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You may also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine.
    Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you may be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have imposed restrictions on some public activities in Islamabad Capital Territory and parts of Punjab province due to rising cases of COVID-19 including a ban on indoor and outdoor dining, restrictions on commercial activities, educational institutes and gatherings. Restrictions may be lifted or re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country.
    There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    21.05.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Authorities reduce inbound international flights to 20 percent from 5 until 20 May (Sify News, 01.05.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: On 1 May, the Pakistan government announced that all flights to and from Pakistan would be cut to 20% of normal scheduled numbers between 5 and 20 May. The decision will be reviewed on 18 May. The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Travellers are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. If travelling by air, you will be subject to Rapid Antigen testing on arrival at airports in Pakistan. From 1 May Pakistan government guidelines state that those testing negative will then need to undergo 10 days of self-quarantine at home. Travellers who test positive will be moved to a self-paid facility for 10 days quarantine. A second PCR test will be conducted on the 8th day of quarantine, following which a negative result will enable a passenger to proceed home and a positive result will necessitate a further quarantine period or move to hospital if required. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary, you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival. Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However, they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival. You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask. Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You may also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you may be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have imposed restrictions on some public activities in Islamabad Capital Territory and parts of Punjab province due to rising cases of COVID-19 including a ban on indoor and outdoor dining, restrictions on commercial activities, educational institutes and gatherings. Restrictions may be lifted or re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country. There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    01.05.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Government extends restrictions on inbound flights until 18 March because of COVID-19 outbreak (Daily Pakistan, 14.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: On 20 March, the Pakistan government announced that entry restrictions for inbound travellers from the UK will be lifted from 0001 hours on 23 March. Travellers are still required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival. Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival. Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines. You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask.
    Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You may also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    -Travel to the airport: You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you may be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have imposed restrictions on some public activities in Islamabad Capital Territory and parts of Punjab province due to rising cases of COVID-19 including a ban on indoor and outdoor dining, restrictions on commercial activities, educational institutes and gatherings. Restrictions may be lifted or re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country.
    There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    -At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    20.03.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Government extends restrictions on inbound flights until 18 March because of COVID-19 outbreak (Daily Pakistan, 14.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days, will not be able to enter Pakistan. The Pakistan government reviews these restrictions on a regular basis.
    There are some exemptions to this restriction:
    • From 9 January: All those who have a Pakistani passport, National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistani Origin Card (POC) are allowed to enter Pakistan. There are some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice to confirm if you are eligible
    • Travellers permitted to enter Pakistan from the UK and South Africa are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. For information about this and possible quarantine periods on arrival please see Pakistan government advice.
    • You should arrange to take a private test.
    Since 5 October 2020, international travellers to Pakistan have been required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 96 hours before the start of travel. Arrivals from some other countries are exempted from this requirement.
    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. The FCDO currently advises against travel to the most of the Afghanistan and Iran border areas.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website.
    Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
    Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines.
    You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask.
    Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You may also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine.
    Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you may be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have imposed restrictions on some public activities in Islamabad Capital Territory and parts of Punjab province due to rising cases of COVID-19 including a ban on indoor and outdoor dining, restrictions on commercial activities, educational institutes and gatherings. Restrictions may be lifted or re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country.
    There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules.
    You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks.
    The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    19.03.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Government updates list of categorized countries relating to international inbound travel (NL&You, 03.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel to Pakistan: Entry to Pakistan: On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days, will not be able to enter Pakistan. The Pakistan government has announced that the restriction will be extended until 14 March 2021.
    There are some exemptions to this restriction:
    • From 9 January: All those who have a Pakistani passport, National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistani Origin Card (POC) are allowed to enter Pakistan. There are some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice to confirm if you are eligible
    Travellers permitted to enter Pakistan from the UK and South Africa are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. For information about this and possible quarantine periods on arrival please see Pakistan government advice.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Since 5 October 2020, international travellers to Pakistan have been required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 96 hours before the start of travel. Arrivals from some other countries are exempted from this requirement.
    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. The FCDO currently advises against travel to the most of the Afghanistan and Iran border areas.
    Testing / screening on arrival: International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website.
    Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
    Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines.
    You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask.
    Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan.
    Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine.
    Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: If you’re in an area that is under coronavirus lock-down by the authorities, you may have to wait until the lock-down is lifted before you can travel to the airport. Follow the advice of the relevant local authorities. If you are not allowed to travel across a checkpoint whilst travelling to an airport for your flight, call the British High Commission on 051 201 2000.
    You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you will be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility. Call us on 051 201 2000 if you’re moved to a medical facility.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have lifted restrictions on some public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open. However, restrictions may be re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country.
    There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules.
    You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. You’re advised to bring sufficient food for your wait at the airport and a refillable water bottle. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Read more
    05.03.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Government updates list of categorized countries relating to international inbound travel (NL&You, 03.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days, will not be able to enter Pakistan. The Pakistan government has announced that the restriction will be extended until 28 February 2021. There are some exemptions to this restriction:
    • From 9 January: All those who have a Pakistani passport, National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistani Origin Card (POC) are allowed to enter Pakistan. There are some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice to confirm if you are eligible.
    Travellers permitted to enter Pakistan from the UK and South Africa are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. For information about this and possible quarantine periods on arrival please see Pakistan government advice. Since 5 October 2020, international travellers to Pakistan have been required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 96 hours before the start of travel. Arrivals from some other countries are exempted from this requirement. The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival. Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines.
    You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask. Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on theirCOVID-19 website .
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine.
    Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: If you’re in an area that is under coronavirus lock-down by the authorities, you may have to wait until the lock-down is lifted before you can travel to the airport. Follow the advice of the relevant local authorities. If you are not allowed to travel across a checkpoint whilst travelling to an airport for your flight, call the British High Commission on 051 201 2000.
    You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you will be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility. Call us on 051 201 2000 if you’re moved to a medical facility.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have lifted restrictions on some public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open. However, restrictions may be re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country.
    There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules.
    You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. You’re advised to bring sufficient food for your wait at the airport and a refillable water bottle. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    17.02.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Update: Pakistan’s aviation authority issues new restrictions for passengers coming from South Africa, U.K. until 31 January (ARY News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days, will not be able to enter Pakistan. The Pakistan government has announced that the restriction will be extended until 28 February 2021. There are some exemptions to this restriction:
    • From 9 January: All those who have a Pakistani passport, National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistani Origin Card (POC) are allowed to enter Pakistan. There are some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice to confirm if you are eligible.
    Travellers permitted to enter Pakistan from the UK and South Africa are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. For information about this and possible quarantine periods on arrival please see Pakistan government advice. Since 5 October 2020, international travellers to Pakistan have been required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 96 hours before the start of travel. Arrivals from some other countries are exempted from this requirement. The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival. Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines.
    You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask. Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on theirCOVID-19 website .
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: If you’re in an area that is under coronavirus lock-down by the authorities, you may have to wait until the lock-down is lifted before you can travel to the airport. Follow the advice of the relevant local authorities. You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you will be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility. Call us on 051 201 2000 if you’re moved to a medical facility.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have lifted restrictions on some public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open. However, restrictions may be re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country. There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules.
    You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. You’re advised to bring sufficient food for your wait at the airport and a refillable water bottle.
    The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    02.02.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Update: Pakistan’s aviation authority issues new restrictions for passengers coming from South Africa, U.K. until 31 January (ARY News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days, will not be able to enter Pakistan. On 4 January, the Pakistan government announced that the restriction will be extended until further notice.
    There are some exemptions to this restriction:
    • From 9 January: All those who have a Pakistani passport, National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistani Origin Card (POC) are allowed to enter Pakistan. There are some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice to confirm if you are eligible.
    Travellers permitted to enter Pakistan from the UK and South Africa are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. For information about this and possible quarantine periods on arrival please see Pakistan government advice.
    Since 5 October 2020, international travellers to Pakistan have been required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 96 hours before the start of travel. Arrivals from some other countries are exempted from this requirement.
    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival. Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival. Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines. You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask. Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    -Travel to the airport: If you’re in an area that is under coronavirus lock-down by the authorities, you may have to wait until the lock-down is lifted before you can travel to the airport. Follow the advice of the relevant local authorities. If you are not allowed to travel across a checkpoint whilst travelling to an airport for your flight, call the British High Commission on 051 201 2000. You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you will be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have lifted restrictions on some public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open. However, restrictions may be re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country. There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    -At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. You’re advised to bring sufficient food for your wait at the airport and a refillable water bottle. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    21.01.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Update: Pakistan’s aviation authority issues new restrictions for passengers coming from South Africa, U.K. until 31 January (ARY News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days, will not be able to enter Pakistan. On 4 January, the Pakistan government announced that the restriction will be extended until further notice. There are some exemptions to this restriction:
    • From 12:01am on 5 January until 11:59pm on 8 January: All Pakistani passport holders (including holders of a Work Permit) who travelled to the UK on any kind of visa issued by the UK government are allowed to enter Pakistan. There are some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice for relevant details;
    • From and including 9 January: All those who have a Pakistani passport, National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistani Origin Card (POC) are allowed to enter Pakistan. There are some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice for relevant details.
    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    Since 9 August, airlines are allowed to operate international flights from all airports in Pakistan. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: From 5 October 2020, all international travellers to Pakistan are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 96 hours of the start of travel. The Pakistan government COVID-19 website lists certain countries from which travellers are exempt from this requirement. Travellers from the UK are currently required to test before travel. The list of exempted countries is reviewed every two weeks. International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
    Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines. You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask. Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: If you’re in an area that is under coronavirus lock-down by the authorities, you may have to wait until the lock-down is lifted before you can travel to the airport. Follow the advice of the relevant local authorities. If you are not allowed to travel across a checkpoint whilst travelling to an airport for your flight, call your embassy, UN Office. You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you will be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have lifted restrictions on some public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open. However, restrictions may be re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country. There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. You’re advised to bring sufficient food for your wait at the airport and a refillable water bottle. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    13.01.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Update: Pakistan’s aviation authority issues new restrictions for passengers coming from South Africa, U.K. until 31 January (ARY News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days, will not be able to enter Pakistan. On 4 January, the Pakistan government announced that the restriction will be extended until further notice. There are some exemptions to this restriction:
    • From 12:01am on 5 January until 11:59pm on 8 January: All Pakistani passport holders (including holders of a Work Permit) who travelled to the UK on any kind of visa issued by the UK government are allowed to enter Pakistan. There are some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice for relevant details;
    • From and including 9 January: All those who have a Pakistani passport, National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistani Origin Card (POC) are allowed to enter Pakistan. There are some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice for relevant details.
    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures.
    Since 9 August, airlines are allowed to operate international flights from all airports in Pakistan. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: From 5 October 2020, all international travellers to Pakistan are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 96 hours of the start of travel. The Pakistan government COVID-19 website lists certain countries from which travellers are exempt from this requirement. Travellers from the UK are currently required to test before travel. The list of exempted countries is reviewed every two weeks. International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
    Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines. You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask. Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: If you’re in an area that is under coronavirus lock-down by the authorities, you may have to wait until the lock-down is lifted before you can travel to the airport. Follow the advice of the relevant local authorities. You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you will be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility. Call us on 051 201 2000 if you’re moved to a medical facility.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have lifted restrictions on some public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open. However, restrictions may be re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country. There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. You’re advised to bring sufficient food for your wait at the airport and a refillable water bottle. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    05.01.2021
  • Pakistan Latest News: Pakistan aviation authority extends ban on flights from U.K. until 4 January 2021 (SamaaTV, 28.12.2020). Pakistan government announces a ban on inbound travellers from UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days (Gov.uk, 21.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days, will not be able to enter Pakistan. This applied initially for a seven day period from 23 December to 29 December. On 28 December, the Pakistan government announced that the restriction would be extended until 23:59 on 4 January. Pakistani passport holders who travelled to the UK on visitor/temporary visas will be allowed to return to Pakistan with some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice for relevant details.
    *Entry to Pakistan: On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days, will not be able to enter Pakistan. This applied initially for a seven day period from 23 December to 29 December. On 28 December, the Pakistan government announced that the restriction would be extended until 23:59 on 4 January. Pakistani passport holders who travelled to the UK on visitor/temporary visas will be allowed to return to Pakistan with some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice for relevant details.
    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. Advice is against travel to the most of the Afghanistan and Iran border areas.
    Since 9 August, airlines are allowed to operate international flights from all airports in Pakistan. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: From 5 October 2020, all international travellers to Pakistan are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 96 hours of the start of travel. The Pakistan government COVID-19 website lists certain countries from which travellers are exempt from this requirement. Travellers from the UK are currently required to test before travel. The list of exempted countries is reviewed every two weeks.
    International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website.
    Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
    Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines.
    You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask.
    Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: If you’re in an area that is under coronavirus lock-down by the authorities, you may have to wait until the lock-down is lifted before you can travel to the airport. Follow the advice of the relevant local authorities. You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you will be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility. Call us on 051 201 2000 if you’re moved to a medical facility.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have lifted restrictions on some public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open. However, restrictions may be re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country. There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks.
    You’re advised to bring sufficient food for your wait at the airport and a refillable water bottle. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    28.12.2020
  • Pakistan Latest News: On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days, will not be able to enter Pakistan (Gov.uk, 21.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: On 21 December, the Pakistan government announced that, due to the COVID-19 situation, inbound travellers from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the last 10 days will be not be able to enter Pakistan. This will apply for a seven day period from 00:00 hours on 23 December to 23:59 on 29 December. This decision will be reviewed on 28 December. Pakistani passport holders who travelled to the UK on visitor/temporary visas will be allowed to return to Pakistan with some additional arrangements on arrival – please see Pakistan government advice for relevant details. The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. Since 9 August, airlines are allowed to operate international flights from all airports in Pakistan. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: From 5 October 2020, all international travellers to Pakistan are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 96 hours of the start of travel. The Pakistan government COVID-19 website lists certain countries from which travellers are exempt from this requirement. Travellers from the UK are currently required to test before travel. The list of exempted countries is reviewed every two weeks. International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website. Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.
    Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival. Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines. You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask. Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you’re free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: If you’re in an area that is under coronavirus lock-down by the authorities, you may have to wait until the lock-down is lifted before you can travel to the airport. Follow the advice of the relevant local authorities. You’re strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you’re displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you will be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have lifted restrictions on some public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open. However, restrictions may be re-imposed based on the levels of COVID-19 in the country. There are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. You’re advised to bring sufficient food for your wait at the airport and a refillable water bottle. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    21.12.2020
  • Pakistan Latest News: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on flights from Pakistan (Pakistan Today PRofit, 23.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Pakistan: The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. Since 9 August, airlines are allowed to operate international flights from all airports in Pakistan. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: From 5 October 2020, all international travellers to Pakistan are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 96 hours of the start of travel. The Pakistan government COVID-19 website lists certain countries from which travellers are exempt from this requirement. The list of exempted countries is reviewed every two weeks. International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website.
    Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival. Government guidelines, issued 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival. Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you are found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines. You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask. Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.
    *Screening on departure: If you are leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you are free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you are suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Pakistan: Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    *Travel to the airport: If you are in an area that is under coronavirus lock-down by the authorities, you may have to wait until the lock-down is lifted before you can travel to the airport. Follow the advice of the relevant local authorities. You are strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you will be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility. Call us on 051 201 2000 if you are moved to a medical facility.
    *Public places and services: Pakistani authorities have lifted many restrictions on public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Marriage halls remain closed. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.
    *At the airport: You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. You’re advised to bring sufficient food for your wait at the airport and a refillable water bottle. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    02.12.2020
  • Pakistan Lockdown lifted in Punjab, Sindh provinces (Express Tribune, 10.08.2020). The Pakistan Railways has restored all train services from Sunday. All trains will be “booked at 100 percent capacity” from 9 August. (Daily Times, 10.08.2020). Government allows international flight operations to fully resume at all airports (Gulf Today, 07.08.2020). Emirate, Etihad, Qatar announced that passengers departing from Pakistan will need to complete a COVID test before departure (OASC, 14.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Airlines are allowed to operate international flights from all airports in Pakistan.The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. Since 20 June, airlines have been able to operate inbound and outbound commercial international flights from all airports apart from Gwadar and Turbat. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.
    International air passengers travelling to Pakistan will be subject to thermal screening on arrival. The current Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) guidelines require all passengers arriving in Pakistan to submit a health declaration form which will be made available on your flight or upon arrival at the airport. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms you will be allowed to proceed through the airport and will be given instructions to self-isolate at your residence for 14 days. If you do have symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, breathing difficulty, you may be taken to a facility for a swab test, where you will be asked to wait for the results of the test. If the test is positive, you will receive advice about next steps including possible self-isolation for 14 days at your residence or transfer to a hospital. If the test is negative you will be allowed to go to your residence with instructions to self-isolate for 14 days. You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.
    If you are leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of Covid-19. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you are free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you are suspected of having symptoms of Covid-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have Covid-19 you may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.
    You must wear a face mask at the airport. You will need to bring your own mask with you. Airlines and airport authorities will not provide masks. You’re advised to bring sufficient food for your wait at the airport and a refillable water bottle. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require the plane to be disinfected prior to departing for Pakistan. Luggage will also be disinfected before it is loaded onto the plane. Cabin Crew will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

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    Internal restrictions:

    Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. Domestic flight operations have restarted at all airports in Pakistan. Rail and bus travel has also restarted, including inter-city and inter-province travel. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. Authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. You will need to arrange your own travel to the airport. government restrictions, public transport can be limited. Some provinces have limited the number of people that can be in a vehicle. Be aware that people who do not have a flight ticket, except the driver, may not be allowed to accompany travellers to the airport. If possible, you should carry a printed or electronic copy of your flight confirmation. If you are in an area that is under coronavirus lock-down by the authorities, you may have to wait until the lock-down is lifted before you can travel to the airport. Follow the advice of the relevant local authorities. You are strongly advised not to travel to the airport if you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, including a high temperature. When you enter the airport, you will be thermal scanned by the Pakistani authorities. If you have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to fly and may be asked to self-isolate for 14 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.
    Pakistani authorities have lifted many restrictions on public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open. However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Marriage halls and educational institutions remain closed. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine. There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory self-isolation for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, authorities are locking down specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates. Plan any movements accordingly.

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    14.08.2020
  • Pakistan Government allows international flight operations to fully resume at all airports (Gulf Today, 07.08.2020). Emirate, Etihad, Qatar announced that passengers departing from Pakistan will need to complete a COVID test before departure (OASC, 14.07.2020).
    Government lifts lockdown in parts of Islamabad (RN, 08.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    International flight operations resumed on 7 August. The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. Since 20 June, airlines have been able to operate inbound and outbound commercial international flights from all airports apart from Gwadar and Turbat. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Pakistan on Friday, 17 July announced a lockdown in its southernmost province of Sindh extended until 15 August.
    The Pakistan government has decided to further extend the permission for operating domestic flights to and from six airports of the country till August 31.
    The government of Pakistan allowed restricted domestic schedule and chartered passenger flight operations between Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta airports only in accordance with established guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and prior approval from the competent authority. Public transport has restarted to varying extents across Pakistan, depending on the province, including buses, trains and taxis. Domestic flights restarted on a limited basis on 16 May from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine.
    Local authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    You will need to arrange your own travel to the airport. Due to government restrictions, public transport can be limited, and the authorities have discouraged all non-essential use of public transport. If you are travelling to Islamabad you should, if possible, carry printed copies of your flight confirmation and have your passports easily to hand. If you cannot get a printed flight confirmation, carry an electronic copy.
    Provincial and federal authorities have stated that you will be able to travel to the airport if you have a confirmed flight ticket and valid travel document. Some provinces have limited the number of people that can be in a vehicle. In addition, people who do not have a flight ticket, except the driver, may not be allowed to accompany travellers to the airport.
    Pakistani authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including school closures. There are restrictions on public gatherings, including religious congregations, events in wedding halls, and sports matches. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory isolation or quarantine for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, local authorities are quarantining specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules.

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    08.08.2020
  • Pakistan Emirate, Ethad, Qatar announced that passengers departing from Pakistan will need to complete a COVID test before departure (OASC, 14.07.2020).
    Government lifts lockdown in parts of Islamabad (RN, 08.07.2020). UAE aviation authority will temporarily suspends flights from Pakistan as of 3 July. (The News, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. Since 20 June, airlines have been able to operate inbound and outbound commercial international flights from all airports apart from Gwadar and Turbat. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Pakistan on Friday, 17 July announced a lockdown in its southernmost province of Sindh extended until 15 August.
    The Pakistan government has decided to further extend the permission for operating domestic flights to and from six airports of the country till August 31.
    The government of Pakistan allowed restricted domestic schedule and chartered passenger flight operations between Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta airports only in accordance with established guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and prior approval from the competent authority. Public transport has restarted to varying extents across Pakistan, depending on the province, including buses, trains and taxis. Domestic flights restarted on a limited basis on 16 May from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine.
    Local authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    You will need to arrange your own travel to the airport. Due to government restrictions, public transport can be limited, and the authorities have discouraged all non-essential use of public transport. If you are travelling to Islamabad you should, if possible, carry printed copies of your flight confirmation and have your passports easily to hand. If you cannot get a printed flight confirmation, carry an electronic copy.
    Provincial and federal authorities have stated that you will be able to travel to the airport if you have a confirmed flight ticket and valid travel document. Some provinces have limited the number of people that can be in a vehicle. In addition, people who do not have a flight ticket, except the driver, may not be allowed to accompany travellers to the airport.
    Pakistani authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including school closures. There are restrictions on public gatherings, including religious congregations, events in wedding halls, and sports matches. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory isolation or quarantine for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, local authorities are quarantining specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules.

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    18.07.2020
  • Pakistan Emirate, Ethad, Qatar announced that passengers departing from Pakistan will need to complete a COVID test before departure (OASC, 14.07.2020).
    Government lifts lockdown in parts of Islamabad (RN, 08.07.2020). UAE aviation authority will temporarily suspends flights from Pakistan as of 3 July. (The News, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. Since 20 June, airlines have been able to operate inbound and outbound commercial international flights from all airports apart from Gwadar and Turbat. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Pakistan government has decided to further extend the permission for operating domestic flights to and from six airports of the country till August 31.
    The government of Pakistan allowed restricted domestic schedule and chartered passenger flight operations between Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta airports only in accordance with established guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and prior approval from the competent authority. Public transport has restarted to varying extents across Pakistan, depending on the province, including buses, trains and taxis. Domestic flights restarted on a limited basis on 16 May from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine.
    Local authorities can impose local restrictions on travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the federal and relevant provincial guidance, and monitor local media for updates.
    You will need to arrange your own travel to the airport. Due to government restrictions, public transport can be limited, and the authorities have discouraged all non-essential use of public transport. If you are travelling to Islamabad you should, if possible, carry printed copies of your flight confirmation and have your passports easily to hand. If you cannot get a printed flight confirmation, carry an electronic copy.
    Provincial and federal authorities have stated that you will be able to travel to the airport if you have a confirmed flight ticket and valid travel document. Some provinces have limited the number of people that can be in a vehicle. In addition, people who do not have a flight ticket, except the driver, may not be allowed to accompany travellers to the airport.
    Pakistani authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including school closures. There are restrictions on public gatherings, including religious congregations, events in wedding halls, and sports matches. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    There are additional varying measures in force in each province including compulsory isolation or quarantine for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, local authorities are quarantining specific areas. Some provinces have introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules.

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    16.07.2020
  • Pakistan Emirate, Ethad, Qatar announced that passengers departing from Pakistan will need to complete a COVID test before departure (OASC, 14.07.2020)

    Government lifts lockdown in parts of Islamabad (RN, 08.07.2020). UAE aviation authority will temporarily suspends flights from Pakistan as of 3 July. (The News, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Inbound international flights will be allowed by special permission of the Government of Pakistan on a case by case basis. From 30 May, national and foreign airlines will be able to operate outbound commercial international flights from all international airports in Pakistan apart from Gwadar and Turbat. From 16 May, limited domestic flight operations resumed from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.
    Southwestern Taftan border to reopen to allow trade (AP, 18.06.2020)

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Pakistan government has decided to further extend the permission for operating domestic flights to and from six airports of the country till August 31.
    The government of Pakistan allowed restricted domestic schedule and chartered passenger flight operations between Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta airports only in accordance with established guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and prior approval from the competent authority.
    However, domestic flights operation to and from the Islamabad international airport for Gilgit and Skardu airports would continue as normal operation.
    It further said the domestic schedule and the chartered passenger flight operation from all other airports would remain suspended.
    Social distancing and access control measures have been put in place following the resumption of domestic flights at the five airports, including the requirement for those entering the airport to wear a mask and the restriction of meet-and-greet services at the airport. Passengers will also be required to fill in a health declaration form prior to boarding the aircraft.
    Pakistani authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including school closures. There are strict restrictions on public gatherings, including religious congregations, events in wedding halls, and sports matches. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    Some provincial authorities have introduced additional measures, including requiring residents to stay at home, and closing shops, restaurants and other public places. Some public transport has been suspended. Measures are particularly strict in Sindh. There have been reports of patrols and check points to enforce these measures, and some provinces have reportedly introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. Some provinces are also imposing compulsory isolation or quarantine for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, local authorities are quarantining specific areas.

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    14.07.2020
  • Pakistan UAE aviation authority will temporarily suspends flights from Pakistan as of 3 July. (The News, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Inbound international flights will be allowed by special permission of the Government of Pakistan on a case by case basis. From 30 May, national and foreign airlines will be able to operate outbound commercial international flights from all international airports in Pakistan apart from Gwadar and Turbat. From 16 May, limited domestic flight operations resumed from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.
    Southwestern Taftan border to reopen to allow trade (AP, 18.06.2020)

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Pakistan government has decided to further extend the permission for operating domestic flights to and from six airports of the country till August 31.
    The government of Pakistan allowed restricted domestic schedule and chartered passenger flight operations between Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta airports only in accordance with established guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and prior approval from the competent authority.
    However, domestic flights operation to and from the Islamabad international airport for Gilgit and Skardu airports would continue as normal operation.
    It further said the domestic schedule and the chartered passenger flight operation from all other airports would remain suspended.
    Social distancing and access control measures have been put in place following the resumption of domestic flights at the five airports, including the requirement for those entering the airport to wear a mask and the restriction of meet-and-greet services at the airport. Passengers will also be required to fill in a health declaration form prior to boarding the aircraft.
    Pakistani authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including school closures. There are strict restrictions on public gatherings, including religious congregations, events in wedding halls, and sports matches. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    Some provincial authorities have introduced additional measures, including requiring residents to stay at home, and closing shops, restaurants and other public places. Some public transport has been suspended. Measures are particularly strict in Sindh. There have been reports of patrols and check points to enforce these measures, and some provinces have reportedly introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. Some provinces are also imposing compulsory isolation or quarantine for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, local authorities are quarantining specific areas.

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    01.07.2020
  • Pakistan .International flight operations resumed in Pakistan on Saturday 20 June, after the government authorised international passenger and charter flights to and from all international airports in the country. (The News, 20.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Inbound international flights will be allowed by special permission of the Government of Pakistan on a case by case basis. From 30 May, national and foreign airlines will be able to operate outbound commercial international flights from all international airports in Pakistan apart from Gwadar and Turbat. From 16 May, limited domestic flight operations resumed from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.
    Southwestern Taftan border to reopen to allow trade (AP, 18.06.2020)

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have partially resumed, with flights allowed at five major airports, including the capital’s Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI, Sindh province) and Lahore (LHE, Punjab province), Peshawar (PEW, Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province), and Quetta (UET, Balochistan province) airports.
    Social distancing and access control measures have been put in place following the resumption of domestic flights at the five airports, including the requirement for those entering the airport to wear a mask and the restriction of meet-and-greet services at the airport. Passengers will also be required to fill in a health declaration form prior to boarding the aircraft.
    Pakistani authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including school closures. There are strict restrictions on public gatherings, including religious congregations, events in wedding halls, and sports matches. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    Some provincial authorities have introduced additional measures, including requiring residents to stay at home, and closing shops, restaurants and other public places. Some public transport has been suspended. Measures are particularly strict in Sindh. There have been reports of patrols and check points to enforce these measures, and some provinces have reportedly introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. Some provinces are also imposing compulsory isolation or quarantine for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, local authorities are quarantining specific areas.

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    20.06.2020
  • Pakistan Pakistan will allow international flights to resume, an aviation official said on Friday 29 May. (Reuters, 29.05.2020)

    1. Flights to Pakistan are suspended.
    – This does not apply to diplomatic, special and flights of national carriers. They must have a special approval from the competent authority for transporting stranded passengers.
    2. A completed International Passenger Health Declaration Form must be presented upon arrival.
    3. Passengers and airline crew are subject to health screening (including swab testing, isolation or quarantine).

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    International restrictions:

    Inbound international flights will be allowed by special permission of the Government of Pakistan on a case by case basis. From 30 May, national and foreign airlines will be able to operate outbound commercial international flights from all international airports in Pakistan apart from Gwadar and Turbat. From 16 May, limited domestic flight operations resumed from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have partially resumed, with flights allowed at five major airports, including the capital’s Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI, Sindh province) and Lahore (LHE, Punjab province), Peshawar (PEW, Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province), and Quetta (UET, Balochistan province) airports.
    Social distancing and access control measures have been put in place following the resumption of domestic flights at the five airports, including the requirement for those entering the airport to wear a mask and the restriction of meet-and-greet services at the airport. Passengers will also be required to fill in a health declaration form prior to boarding the aircraft.
    Pakistani authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus, including school closures. There are strict restrictions on public gatherings, including religious congregations, events in wedding halls, and sports matches. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.
    Some provincial authorities have introduced additional measures, including requiring residents to stay at home, and closing shops, restaurants and other public places. Some public transport has been suspended. Measures are particularly strict in Sindh. There have been reports of patrols and check points to enforce these measures, and some provinces have reportedly introduced powers to fine or arrest anyone breaking the rules. Some provinces are also imposing compulsory isolation or quarantine for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or people who have come into contact with others with COVID-19 symptoms. In some cases, local authorities are quarantining specific areas.

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    16.06.2020
  • Pakistan Pakistan will allow international flights to resume, an aviation official said on Friday 29 May. (Reuters, 29.05.2020)
    Pakistan resumed domestic flights in a phased manner from Saturday 16 May. (Deccan Herald, 15.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international flights except for cargo and diplomatic flights, are suspended until at least 31 May.
    Exemptions can be made for diplomatic flights, and private aircraft are allowed to operate domestically between Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI), and Lahore (LHE) International Airports.
    Foreigners with valid visas in Pakistan can have their visas extended until 30 June.
    The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security clarified in a press conference that there is no prohibition on outgoing passengers from Pakistan on non-PIA flights but since no carrier would be flying in, it is automatically understood that outbound traffic would be halted as well.
    All international arrivals are required to provide a medical certificate stating the results of the COVID-19 test conducted 24 hours prior to boarding the flights. This will be requested at the point of disembarkation in Pakistan.
    All travellers are required to submit a health declaration form and undergo health screening upon arrival.
    Upon arrival in Pakistan all travellers will be subject to a minimum of 48 hour state-monitored quarantine. Travellers are required to take a COVID-19 test after 48 hours and the quarantine period can then be extended based on the results. Travellers who test negative for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Government quarantine centres will be free of charge. If travellers choose to stay in a hotel or paid facility for their quarantine period they will be responsible for covering all expenses during this time.
    All land borders remain closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have partially resumed, with flights allowed at five major airports, including the capital’s Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI, Sindh province) and Lahore (LHE, Punjab province), Peshawar (PEW, Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province), and Quetta (UET, Balochistan province) airports.
    Social distancing and access control measures have been put in place following the resumption of domestic flights at the five airports, including the requirement for those entering the airport to wear a mask and the restriction of meet-and-greet services at the airport. Passengers will also be required to fill in a health declaration form prior to boarding the aircraft.
    The nationwide lockdown is gradually being lifted. However, each province will implement its own measures. Below is a partial list of previously announced provincial level restrictions, and further details can be expected in the coming days:
    Balochistan province: Under a provincial ‘smart lockdown’, businesses will be allowed to operate with social distancing measures from 03.00 to 17.00 until the end of Ramadan.
    Islamabad Capital Territory: Shops and markets will be allowed to operate on Mondays to Fridays from 08.00 to 17.00, while there will be a lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays, with only essential businesses operating. The measures will be in place until 31 May.
    Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province: All shops will be allowed to open on Mondays to Thursdays until 16.00, and will be closed from Fridays to Sundays, except for essential businesses. Public transport will resume on 18 May.
    Punjab province: Shops and markets will be allowed to operate on Mondays to Thursdays from 08.00 to 17.00, while there will be a lockdown on Fridays to Sundays, with only essential businesses operating. Restaurants will only offer takeaway or delivery. Shopping malls and public transport services will resume from 18 May. The measures will be in place until 31 May.
    Sindh province: Essential businesses will be allowed to resume from 11 May under the federal government’s standard operating procedures (SOPs). Shops, excluding large markets and shopping malls, will be allowed to open from sehri (traditional pre-dawn meal during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan) until 17.00 from Mondays to Fridays. The measures will be in place until 31 May.
    Private aircraft are permitted to operate between the capital’s Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI, Sindh province) and Lahore (LHE, Punjab province) airports.
    Passenger buses and vans are banned from the motorway network. However, vehicles carrying goods, petroleum products and daily use items with minimum staff, as well as private vehicles with maximum two passengers giving valid reason of travelling, will be allowed to enter the network.
    Multiple provincial and territorial governments have invoked Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, so as to declare restrictions on movement, bans on public gatherings, suspensions or restrictions to business operations (except essential services) and restrictions on public transport.
    Restrictions are allowed to ease in sectors deemed by the government as ‘low risk’. These include e-commerce related to exports and local delivery of essential items, chemical manufacturing plants, software development and programming, paper and packaging, cement and fertiliser plants, mining, glass manufacturing, approved exports-related industries, veterinary services, laundry services, stationary shops and industries where labourers remain within a premise.
    The Gilgit-Baltistan territorial government declared a ‘home lockdown’ for an indefinite period, which will be legally enforced. Grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential services remain open, while inter-district and intra-city public transport and non-essential shops are closed.
    Pakistan Railways announced the reduction of inter-city express trains.
    The countrywide shutdown of all schools has been extended until 15 July.

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    01.06.2020
  • Pakistan Pakistan will allow international flights to resume, an aviation official said on Friday 29 May. (Reuters, 29.05.2020) Pakistan resumed domestic flights in a phased manner from Saturday 16 May. (Deccan Herald, 15.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international flights except for cargo and diplomatic flights, are suspended until at least 31 May. Exemptions can be made for diplomatic flights, and private aircraft are allowed to operate domestically between Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI), and Lahore (LHE) International Airports. Foreigners with valid visas in Pakistan can have their visas extended until 30 June. The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security clarified in a press conference that there is no prohibition on outgoing passengers from Pakistan on non-PIA flights but since no carrier would be flying in, it is automatically understood that outbound traffic would be halted as well. All international arrivals are required to provide a medical certificate stating the results of the COVID-19 test conducted 24 hours prior to boarding the flights. This will be requested at the point of disembarkation in Pakistan. All travellers are required to submit a health declaration form and undergo health screening upon arrival. Upon arrival in Pakistan all travellers will be subject to a minimum of 48 hour state-monitored quarantine. Travellers are required to take a COVID-19 test after 48 hours and the quarantine period can then be extended based on the results. Travellers who test negative for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Government quarantine centres will be free of charge. If travellers choose to stay in a hotel or paid facility for their quarantine period they will be responsible for covering all expenses during this time. All land borders remain closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have partially resumed, with flights allowed at five major airports, including the capital’s Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI, Sindh province) and Lahore (LHE, Punjab province), Peshawar (PEW, Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province), and Quetta (UET, Balochistan province) airports. Social distancing and access control measures have been put in place following the resumption of domestic flights at the five airports, including the requirement for those entering the airport to wear a mask and the restriction of meet-and-greet services at the airport. Passengers will also be required to fill in a health declaration form prior to boarding the aircraft. The nationwide lockdown is gradually being lifted. However, each province will implement its own measures. Below is a partial list of previously announced provincial level restrictions, and further details can be expected in the coming days: Balochistan province: Under a provincial ‘smart lockdown’, businesses will be allowed to operate with social distancing measures from 03.00 to 17.00 until the end of Ramadan. Islamabad Capital Territory: Shops and markets will be allowed to operate on Mondays to Fridays from 08.00 to 17.00, while there will be a lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays, with only essential businesses operating. The measures will be in place until 31 May. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province: All shops will be allowed to open on Mondays to Thursdays until 16.00, and will be closed from Fridays to Sundays, except for essential businesses. Public transport will resume on 18 May. Punjab province: Shops and markets will be allowed to operate on Mondays to Thursdays from 08.00 to 17.00, while there will be a lockdown on Fridays to Sundays, with only essential businesses operating. Restaurants will only offer takeaway or delivery. Shopping malls and public transport services will resume from 18 May. The measures will be in place until 31 May. Sindh province: Essential businesses will be allowed to resume from 11 May under the federal government’s standard operating procedures (SOPs). Shops, excluding large markets and shopping malls, will be allowed to open from sehri (traditional pre-dawn meal during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan) until 17.00 from Mondays to Fridays. The measures will be in place until 31 May. Private aircraft are permitted to operate between the capital’s Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI, Sindh province) and Lahore (LHE, Punjab province) airports. Passenger buses and vans are banned from the motorway network. However, vehicles carrying goods, petroleum products and daily use items with minimum staff, as well as private vehicles with maximum two passengers giving valid reason of travelling, will be allowed to enter the network. Multiple provincial and territorial governments have invoked Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, so as to declare restrictions on movement, bans on public gatherings, suspensions or restrictions to business operations (except essential services) and restrictions on public transport. Restrictions are allowed to ease in sectors deemed by the government as ‘low risk’.

    These include e-commerce related to exports and local delivery of essential items, chemical manufacturing plants, software development and programming, paper and packaging, cement and fertiliser plants, mining, glass manufacturing, approved exports-related industries, veterinary services, laundry services, stationary shops and industries where labourers remain within a premise. The Gilgit-Baltistan territorial government declared a ‘home lockdown’ for an indefinite period, which will be legally enforced. Grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential services remain open, while inter-district and intra-city public transport and non-essential shops are closed. Pakistan Railways announced the reduction of inter-city express trains. The countrywide shutdown of all schools has been extended until 15 July.

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    30.05.2020
  • Pakistan Pakistan will resume domestic flights in a phased manner from Saturday 16 May. (Deccan Herald, 15.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international flights except for cargo and diplomatic flights, are suspended until at least 31 May. Exemptions can be made for diplomatic flights, and private aircraft are allowed to operate domestically between Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI), and Lahore (LHE) International Airports. Foreigners with valid visas in Pakistan can have their visas extended until 30 June. The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security clarified in a press conference that there is no prohibition on outgoing passengers from Pakistan on non-PIA flights but since no carrier would be flying in, it is automatically understood that outbound traffic would be halted as well. All international arrivals are required to provide a medical certificate stating the results of the COVID-19 test conducted 24 hours prior to boarding the flights. This will be requested at the point of disembarkation in Pakistan. All travellers are required to submit a health declaration form and undergo health screening upon arrival. Upon arrival in Pakistan all travellers will be subject to a minimum of 48 hour state-monitored quarantine. Travellers are required to take a COVID-19 test after 48 hours and the quarantine period can then be extended based on the results. Travellers who test negative for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Government quarantine centres will be free of charge. If travellers choose to stay in a hotel or paid facility for their quarantine period they will be responsible for covering all expenses during this time. All land borders remain closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have partially resumed, with flights allowed at five major airports, including the capital’s Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI, Sindh province) and Lahore (LHE, Punjab province), Peshawar (PEW, Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province), and Quetta (UET, Balochistan province) airports. Social distancing and access control measures have been put in place following the resumption of domestic flights at the five airports, including the requirement for those entering the airport to wear a mask and the restriction of meet-and-greet services at the airport. Passengers will also be required to fill in a health declaration form prior to boarding the aircraft. The nationwide lockdown is gradually being lifted. However, each province will implement its own measures. Below is a partial list of previously announced provincial level restrictions, and further details can be expected in the coming days: Balochistan province: Under a provincial ‘smart lockdown’, businesses will be allowed to operate with social distancing measures from 03.00 to 17.00 until the end of Ramadan. Islamabad Capital Territory: Shops and markets will be allowed to operate on Mondays to Fridays from 08.00 to 17.00, while there will be a lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays, with only essential businesses operating. The measures will be in place until 31 May. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province: All shops will be allowed to open on Mondays to Thursdays until 16.00, and will be closed from Fridays to Sundays, except for essential businesses. Public transport will resume on 18 May. Punjab province: Shops and markets will be allowed to operate on Mondays to Thursdays from 08.00 to 17.00, while there will be a lockdown on Fridays to Sundays, with only essential businesses operating. Restaurants will only offer takeaway or delivery. Shopping malls and public transport services will resume from 18 May. The measures will be in place until 31 May. Sindh province: Essential businesses will be allowed to resume from 11 May under the federal government’s standard operating procedures (SOPs). Shops, excluding large markets and shopping malls, will be allowed to open from sehri (traditional pre-dawn meal during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan) until 17.00 from Mondays to Fridays. The measures will be in place until 31 May. Private aircraft are permitted to operate between the capital’s Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI, Sindh province) and Lahore (LHE, Punjab province) airports. Passenger buses and vans are banned from the motorway network. However, vehicles carrying goods, petroleum products and daily use items with minimum staff, as well as private vehicles with maximum two passengers giving valid reason of travelling, will be allowed to enter the network. Multiple provincial and territorial governments have invoked Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, so as to declare restrictions on movement, bans on public gatherings, suspensions or restrictions to business operations (except essential services) and restrictions on public transport. Restrictions are allowed to ease in sectors deemed by the government as ‘low risk’. These include e-commerce related to exports and local delivery of essential items, chemical manufacturing plants, software development and programming, paper and packaging, cement and fertiliser plants, mining, glass manufacturing, approved exports-related industries, veterinary services, laundry services, stationary shops and industries where labourers remain within a premise. The Gilgit-Baltistan territorial government declared a ‘home lockdown’ for an indefinite period, which will be legally enforced. Grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential services remain open, while inter-district and intra-city public transport and non-essential shops are closed. Pakistan Railways announced the reduction of inter-city express trains. The countrywide shutdown of all schools has been extended until 15 July.

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    18.05.2020
  • Pakistan Domestic flight suspension extended until 13 May (Pakistan Today, 10.05.2020), Government will lift lockdown from 9 May. (Reuters, 07.05.2020) Flights to Pakistan are suspended. – This does not apply to diplomatic, special and national carriers’ flights. They must have a special approval from the competent authority for transporting stranded passengers. Passengers and airline crew must fill out a health questionnaire and will be subject to thorough checking as per established procedures (including swab testing, isolation or quarantine).

    International restrictions:

    All international flights except for cargo and diplomatic flights, are suspended until at least 15 May. Domestic flights suspended until at least 10 May. Exemptions can be made for diplomatic flights, and private aircraft are allowed to operate domestically between Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI), and Lahore (LHE) International Airports. Foreigners with valid visas in Pakistan can have their visas extended until 30 June. The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security clarified in a press conference that there is no prohibition on outgoing passengers from Pakistan on non-PIA flights but since no carrier would be flying in, it is automatically understood that outbound traffic would be halted as well. All international arrivals are required to provide a medical certificate stating the results of the COVID-19 test conducted 24 hours prior to boarding the flights. This will be requested at the point of disembarkation in Pakistan. All travellers are required to submit a health declaration form and undergo health screening upon arrival. Upon arrival in Pakistan all travellers will be subject to a minimum of 48 hour state-monitored quarantine. Travellers are required to take a COVID-19 test after 48 hours and the quarantine period can then be extended based on the results. Travellers who test negative for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Government quarantine centres will be free of charge. If travellers choose to stay in a hotel or paid facility for their quarantine period they will be responsible for covering all expenses during this time. All land borders remain closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flight operations to/from Islamabad International Airport (ISB) to Gilgit Airport (GIL) and Skardu (KDU) Airport are permitted. Passenger buses and vans are banned from the motorway network. However, vehicles carrying goods, petroleum products and daily use items with minimum staff, as well as private vehicles with maximum two passengers giving valid reason of travelling, will be allowed to enter the network. Multiple provincial and territorial governments have invoked Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, so as to declare restrictions on movement, bans on public gatherings, suspensions or restrictions to business operations (except essential services) and restrictions on public transport. The federal government has extended the current nationwide restrictions on public movement and gatherings until at least 9 May. However, according to the Ministry of Industries and Production, restrictions are allowed to ease in sectors deemed by the government as ‘low risk’. These include e-commerce related to exports and local delivery of essential items, chemical manufacturing plants, software development and programming, paper and packaging, cement and fertiliser plants, mining, glass manufacturing, approved exports-related industries, veterinary services, laundry services, stationary shops and industries where labourers remain within a premise. Some provincial governments have reportedly expressed disapproval over the easing of restrictions for certain sectors. As such, they may choose not to comply with the new federal guidelines. Below is a partial list of previously announced provincial level restrictions, and further details can be expected in the coming days: Islamabad Capital Territory: City authorities in the capital Islamabad have closed all markets, shopping malls, restaurants and private offices. Public offices will function from 10.00 to 16.00, except on Friday where they will function from 10.00 to 13.00. All non-essential gatherings are banned. Two persons per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies. Punjab province: Authorities have closed all markets, shopping malls, restaurants, private offices and non-essential public offices. All non-essential gatherings are banned. Two persons per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies. Grocery stores are allowed to operate from 09.00-17.00, while meat and milk shops are allowed to operate from 09.00-20.00. Pharmacies, petrol pumps and certain grocery stores will be allowed to remain open during this period. Sindh province: Authorities have closed all non-essential businesses, shopping malls, hotels and public entertainment areas. All shops exempted from the above restrictions will only be allowed to function from 09.00 to 15.00 for home delivery and e-commerce services while grocery shops will be allowed to operate from 08.00 to 17.00. There is a complete ban on non-essential movement of people from 17.00 to 08.00. One person per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province: Authorities in Peshawar have closed all restaurants and shops other than those selling groceries, medicine and other essential supplies. All exempted businesses, except for pharmacies, are to close by 16.00. All non-essential gatherings are banned. Two persons per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies. Large gatherings are banned until 30 April. Balochistan province: The authorities have closed all markets, shopping malls, private offices and non-essential public offices. All non-essential gatherings are banned. There is a complete ban on all non-essential movement of people within Quetta. One person per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies. The current lockdown measures have been extended until 5 May. The Gilgit-Baltistan territorial government declared a ‘home lockdown’ for an indefinite period, which will be legally enforced. Grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential services remain open, while inter-district and intra-city public transport and non-essential shops are closed. Pakistan Railways announced the reduction of inter-city express trains. The countrywide shutdown of all schools has been extended until at least 28 April.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://pk.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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    12.05.2020
  • Pakistan Domestic flight suspension extended until 10 May ( (Pakistan Today, 07.05.2020), Government will lift lockdown from 9 May. (Reuters, 07.05.2020)

    Flights to Pakistan are suspended.
    – This does not apply to diplomatic, special and national carriers’ flights. They must have a special approval from the competent authority for transporting stranded passengers. Passengers and airline crew must fill out a health questionnaire and will be subject to thorough checking as per established procedures (including swab testing, isolation or quarantine).

    International restrictions:

    All international flights except for cargo and diplomatic flights, are suspended until at least 15 May. Domestic flights suspended until at least 10 May.
    Exemptions can be made for diplomatic flights, and private aircraft are allowed to operate domestically between Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI), and Lahore (LHE) International Airports.
    Foreigners with valid visas in Pakistan can have their visas extended until 30 June.
    The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security clarified in a press conference that there is no prohibition on outgoing passengers from Pakistan on non-PIA flights but since no carrier would be flying in, it is automatically understood that outbound traffic would be halted as well.
    All international arrivals are required to provide a medical certificate stating the results of the COVID-19 test conducted 24 hours prior to boarding the flights. This will be requested at the point of disembarkation in Pakistan.
    All travellers are required to submit a health declaration form and undergo health screening upon arrival.
    Upon arrival in Pakistan all travellers will be subject to a minimum of 48 hour state-monitored quarantine. Travellers are required to take a COVID-19 test after 48 hours and the quarantine period can then be extended based on the results. Travellers who test negative for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Government quarantine centres will be free of charge. If travellers choose to stay in a hotel or paid facility for their quarantine period they will be responsible for covering all expenses during this time.
    All land borders remain closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flight operations to/from Islamabad International Airport (ISB) to Gilgit Airport (GIL) and Skardu (KDU) Airport are permitted.
    Passenger buses and vans are banned from the motorway network. However, vehicles carrying goods, petroleum products and daily use items with minimum staff, as well as private vehicles with maximum two passengers giving valid reason of travelling, will be allowed to enter the network.
    Multiple provincial and territorial governments have invoked Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, so as to declare restrictions on movement, bans on public gatherings, suspensions or restrictions to business operations (except essential services) and restrictions on public transport. The federal government has extended the current nationwide restrictions on public movement and gatherings until at least 9 May. However, according to the Ministry of Industries and Production, restrictions are allowed to ease in sectors deemed by the government as ‘low risk’. These include e-commerce related to exports and local delivery of essential items, chemical manufacturing plants, software development and programming, paper and packaging, cement and fertiliser plants, mining, glass manufacturing, approved exports-related industries, veterinary services, laundry services, stationary shops and industries where labourers remain within a premise. Some provincial governments have reportedly expressed disapproval over the easing of restrictions for certain sectors. As such, they may choose not to comply with the new federal guidelines.
    Below is a partial list of previously announced provincial level restrictions, and further details can be expected in the coming days: Islamabad Capital Territory: City authorities in the capital Islamabad have closed all markets, shopping malls, restaurants and private offices. Public offices will function from 10.00 to 16.00, except on Friday where they will function from 10.00 to 13.00. All non-essential gatherings are banned. Two persons per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies.
    Punjab province: Authorities have closed all markets, shopping malls, restaurants, private offices and non-essential public offices. All non-essential gatherings are banned. Two persons per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies. Grocery stores are allowed to operate from 09.00-17.00, while meat and milk shops are allowed to operate from 09.00-20.00. Pharmacies, petrol pumps and certain grocery stores will be allowed to remain open during this period.
    Sindh province: Authorities have closed all non-essential businesses, shopping malls, hotels and public entertainment areas. All shops exempted from the above restrictions will only be allowed to function from 09.00 to 15.00 for home delivery and e-commerce services while grocery shops will be allowed to operate from 08.00 to 17.00. There is a complete ban on non-essential movement of people from 17.00 to 08.00. One person per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies.
    Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province: Authorities in Peshawar have closed all restaurants and shops other than those selling groceries, medicine and other essential supplies. All exempted businesses, except for pharmacies, are to close by 16.00. All non-essential gatherings are banned. Two persons per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies. Large gatherings are banned until 30 April.
    Balochistan province: The authorities have closed all markets, shopping malls, private offices and non-essential public offices. All non-essential gatherings are banned. There is a complete ban on all non-essential movement of people within Quetta. One person per household may leave their residences to buy essential supplies. The current lockdown measures have been extended until 5 May.
    The Gilgit-Baltistan territorial government declared a ‘home lockdown’ for an indefinite period, which will be legally enforced. Grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential services remain open, while inter-district and intra-city public transport and non-essential shops are closed.
    Pakistan Railways announced the reduction of inter-city express trains.
    The countrywide shutdown of all schools has been extended until at least 28 April.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Pakistan Government/
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