Current travel advisories for Pakistan

Last Update: Monday, 15. August 2022 at 08:10

Please reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.8 / 5

Pakistan is a country in Asia (Southern Asia) with around 168 million citizens and a land mass of 803,940 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.0 / 5

Pakistan shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Afghanistan (5.0), Iran (4.2), China with (3.5) and India with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/pakistan

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel elsewhere in Pakistan due to the threat of terrorism, the risk of kidnapping, potential for civil unrest and the unpredictable security situation. New Zealanders in Pakistan with concerns for their safety should consider leaving the country.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/pakistan

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Reisewarnstufe: 0

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/pakistan

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to the Gilgit-Baltistan region, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan-Administered Kashmir and border areas with Afghanistan and India (excluding the Wagah official border crossing point) due to the significant threat of terrorism, the risk of kidnapping and the unpredictable security situation. Any New Zealanders currently in these areas are advised to depart.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/pakistan

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/pakistansicherheit/204974

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Pakistan: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Teilreisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/pakistan

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We’ve reviewed our advice for Pakistan and included new information on domestic violence against women (see ‘Local laws’), rabies (see ‘Health risks’) and road travel in winter (see ‘Travel’). We haven’t changed the level of our advice, reconsider your need to travel. Higher levels apply in some areas. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan overall due to the volatile security situation and high threat of terrorist attack, kidnapping and violence. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/pakistan-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and sectarian violence.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), due to terrorism and kidnapping.  The immediate vicinity of the Line of Control due to terrorism and the potential for armed conflict. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Pakistan. A local history of terrorism and ongoing ideological aspirations of violence by extremist elements have led to indiscriminate attacks on civilian as well as local military and police targets. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, military installations, airports, universities, tourist locations, schools, hospitals, places of worship, and government facilities. Terrorists have targeted U.S. diplomats and diplomatic facilities in the past. Terrorist attacks continue to happen across Pakistan, with most occurring in Balochistan and KPK, including the former FATA. Large-scale terrorist attacks have resulted in numerous casualties. Pakistan’s security environment has improved since 2014 when Pakistani security forces undertook concerted counter terrorist and counter militant operations. There are greater security resources and infrastructure in the major cities, particularly Islamabad, and security forces in these areas may be more readily able to respond to an emergency compared to other areas of the country. While threats still exist, terrorist attacks are rare in Islamabad. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Pakistan due to the security environment. Travel by U.S. government personnel within Pakistan is restricted, and additional restrictions on movements by U.S. government personnel outside of U.S. diplomatic facilities may occur at any time, depending on local circumstances and security conditions, which can change suddenly. The U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar is unable to provide any consular services to U.S. citizens. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or near Pakistan, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions, and Notices. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Pakistan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Pakistan has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 4

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PK

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Säkerhetsläget varierar mycket i olika delar av landet och kan ändras snabbt. I april 2022 förekom det politiska demonstrationer runt om i landet, i synnerhet i Islamabad och Lahore. Demonstrationerna kan fortsätta. Landet har ökat säkerhetsåtgärderna, och läget är lugnt. Följ regelbundet myndigheternas information och de lokala nyheterna. Säkerhetsläget i huvudstaden Islamabad och i provinserna Sindh och Gilgit-Baltistan är förhållandevis stabilt. I delstaten Punjab har antalet terrordåd minskat betydligt sedan 2014. År 2017 utfördes emellertid ett stort terrorangrepp i delstatens huvudstad Lahore. I synnerhet i provinserna Khyber Pakhtunkhwa och Baluchistan vid gränsen mot Afghanistan och Iran har det varit oroligt under de senaste åren och det har utförts flera terrordåd i området. Attackerna har främst riktats mot militären och mot religiösa minoriteter. Undvik alla resor till dessa provinser. Talibanrörelsens makttillträde i Afghanistan avspeglas också I Pakistan. Relationen mellan Pakistan och Indien har blivit mer spänt sedan flygattackerna i Kashmir februari 2019. Likaså ökade spänningarna i Kashmirområdet i augusti 2019.

Danger level: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PK

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Avoid Travelling..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 168 million
Covering landmass
803,940 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Rupee (PKR)
ISO 2-Letter Code
PK
Phone prefix
+92
Top Level Domain
.pk
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Pakistan (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Pakistan.

Is Pakistan safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Pakistan. With a risk index of 3.8 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Pakistan?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Pakistan.

What countries does Pakistan share land borders with?

Pakistan shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Afghanistan (5.0), Iran (4.2), China with (3.5) and India with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!