Current travel advisories for Pakistan

Last Update: Wednesday, 01. April 2020 at 07:28

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 9 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.3 / 5

Pakistan shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Afghanistan (5.0), Iran (4.7), China with (4.0) and India with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 2,039 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 26 reported deaths associated with the disease in Pakistan.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

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.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/pakistan/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Pakistan.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

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:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk; Please 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. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Danger level: 4

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Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/pakistan/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Det finns en risk för terrorattacker i hela landet. Det förekommer också en risk för kidnappning. I en del av landet (Waziristan) strider armén mot terrorister. I Karachi har polisens operation mot terrorism och brottslighet pågått i ca ett år. Undvik tillsvidare alla turistresor till Pakistan.

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..

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/pakistan/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
På grund af den meget høje sikkerhedsrisiko fraråder vi alle rejser i provinserne Baluchistan og Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), herunder alle rejser i pakistansk kontrolleret Kashmir og i stammeområderne mod grænsen til Afghanistan. Det samme gælder al færdsel ad Karakoram landevejen fra Islamabad til Gilgit-Baltistan. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Pakistan. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Islamabad har de seneste oplysninger på sin hjemmeside om myndighedernes restriktioner i Pakistan og mulighederne for at rejse hjem til Danmark. Flere fly-, færge-, bus-, og togforbindelser bliver aflyst eller indstillet. Det kan gøre det meget svært at komme hjem til Danmark. Ambassadens hjemmeside opdateres løbende. Alle danskere, der i øjeblikket rejser i udlandet og ønsker at komme hjem, opfordres derfor til at gøre det nu. Du bør undersøge mulighederne for at udrejse i dialog med dit rejse-, fly- og/eller forsikringsselskab. Denne opfordring gælder ikke for danskere, der er fastboende i udlandet. Har du din hverdag i udlandet, er opfordringen, at du følger anbefalinger og anvisninger fra lokale myndigheder. Du bør følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger og løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen via ambassadens hjemmeside, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedier. Danske grænser vil ikke blive lukket for danske statsborgere eller andre personer, der bor i Danmark. Du bør følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd. Du kan også læse mere om udviklingen i COVID-19 i udlandet hos Statens Serum Institut. Du kan læse mere om danske myndigheders tiltag på www.coronasmitte.dk. Risiko for terror Der er høj risiko for terrorangreb i Pakistan. Der har været en række alvorlige terrorangreb i de seneste år. De har især været rettet mod ikke-vestlige mål, ikke mindst imod politi og militær, men også mod fx skoler og religiøse steder. Terrorangrebene finder især sted i Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), herunder i stammeområderne mod grænsen til Afghanistan og i Baluchistan. Ifølge myndighederne har de afværget et antal planlagte terrorangreb. Ved turistattraktioner har myndighederne gjort en særlig indsats for at øge sikkerheden. Angreb vil kunne ske uden varsel mod sikkerhedsmyndigheder, religiøse samlingssteder og på steder, der bliver besøgt af vesterlændinge. Vestlige mål, især med amerikanske interesser, er udsat for en øget risiko. Du bør være forsigtig på steder, hvor der er mange mennesker. Det kan fx være ved offentlige bygninger, turistattraktioner, indkøbscentre, markeder, trafikknudepunkter, hoteller, restauranter og caféer. Læs mere om hvordan du bør forholde dig, hvis du rejser til lande med terrorrisiko. Kriminalitet Du bør være forsigtig pga. risikoen for kriminalitet. Gadekriminalitet som fx lomme- og tasketyverier er især udbredt i storbyer som fx Lahore og Karachi. Du bør især være opmærksom, hvis du kører med offentlig transport. Undgå at have dyre smykker og andre ting af høj værdi eller mange penge på dig. Opbevar dem i stedet fx i en sikkerhedsboks på hotellet. Vær forsigtig hvis du har din smartphone fremme på offentlige steder pga. risikoen for tyveri. Der er høj risiko for kidnapning i Pakistan, især i Baluchistan og Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) inkl. stammeområderne ved grænsen til Afghanistan. Hvis du alligevel har planer om at rejse dertil, bør du inden din rejse kontakte Pakistans Ambassade i København for mere information. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du holde dig opdateret om situationen via nyhedsmedierne og dit rejsebureau. Du bør altid følge myndighedernes anbefalinger. Bilkapringer og kortvarige kidnapninger (”ekspres-kidnapninger”) kan ske især i de større byer. Især danskere af pakistansk oprindelse er i risikogruppen. Offeret bliver tvunget til at hæve penge på sine kreditkort. Det sker, at kidnapperne forlanger en løsesum af familien. Brug ikke en hæveautomat hvis du ser noget mistænkeligt i nærheden. Kreditkortsvindel er udbredt. Hvis du benytter wifi fra åbne netværk, fx i lufthavnen, på cafeer eller på hoteller, kan du risikere at blive udsat for hacking. Læs mere om IT-sikkerhed på rejsen.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/pakistan/

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for updates on flight options for leaving Pakistan. See Local contacts for links. Pakistan has closed its borders and suspended all international flights into the country. If you wish to leave, contact your airline or travel agent as soon as possible for departure flight options. Only a small number of flights may operate. If you can’t or don’t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Pakistan.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

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 9 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 4.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Afghanistan (5.0), Iran (4.7), China with (4.0) and India with (3.3 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!