Current travel advisories for Pakistan

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.1 / 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: 4.5 / 5

Pakistan shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Afghanistan (5.0), India (4.6), Iran with (4.5) and China with (3.9 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 1,265,047 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 28,280 reported deaths associated with the disease in Pakistan.

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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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 und COVID-19-bedingte Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

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).

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. Följ regelbundet med myndigheternas meddelanden och lokala nyheter.Säkerhetsläget i huvudstaden Islamabad har förbättrats betydligt de två senaste åren. I landets största stad Karachi har säkerhetsläget varit dåligt men har blivit bättre på sista tiden. I provinsen Punjab har antalet terrorattacker minskat avsevärt efter år 2014. I provinshuvudstaden Lahore inträffade emellertid en allvarlig terrorattack 2017. Säkerhetsläget i städerna Quetta och Peshawar är fortsättningsvis mycket dåligt.Särskilt i de mot Afghanistan och Iran gränsande provinserna Khyber Pakhtunkhwa och Baluchistan har oroligheter förekommit de senaste åren, och flera terrorattacker har utförts i området. Attackerna har främst riktats mot myndigheter och religiösa minoriteter. Undvik alla resor till dessa provinser.Alltsedan 2014 har Pakistan målmedvetet ökat och effektiviserat sin antiterrorverksamhet, och som följd härav har säkerhetsläget i landet förbättrats och antalet terrorattacker minskat. Säkerhetsläget i landets huvudstad Islamabad och i provinserna Punjab, Sindh och det federalt administrerade området Gilgit-Baltistan är förhållandevis stabilt.Efter flygräderna i Kashmir i februari 2019 har relationerna mellan Pakistan och Indien åter försämrats. Likaså ökade spänningarna i Kashmirområdet i augusti 2019. Det kan förekomma demonstrationer i städerna.

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:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Pakistan, herunder Islamabad Capital Territory og provinserne Punjab, Sindh og Gilgit-Baltistan, fordi der er risiko for terrorangreb, kidnapninger og voldelige uroligheder overalt i landet. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge landet. 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. Flytrafikken i Pakistan kan blive påvirket, hvis situation mellem Pakistan og Indien igen bliver mere anspændt. Skal du rejse til, fra eller i Pakistan, bør du kontakte dit flyselskab.   Coronavirus/COVID-19 Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Pakistan pga. COVID-19. Erhvervsrejser anses som nødvendige rejser og kan derfor gennemføres. Færdigvaccinerede og deres medrejsende børn under 18 år samt tidligere smittede med fast bopæl i Danmark er undtaget anbefalingen om, at alle ikke-nødvendige rejser frarådes til orange lande og regioner. De kan derfor rejse. Vær dog fortsat opmærksom på lokale indrejserestriktioner. Information om lokale restriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i Islamabad, da der kan være krav om fx COVID-19 test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el.lign. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig ift. test og isolation, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Du kan få svar på ofte stillede spørgsmål her. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Vi fraråder også alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Pakistan, herunder Islamabad Capital Territory og provinserne Punjab, Sindh og Gilgit-Baltistan, fordi der er risiko for terrorangreb, kidnapninger og voldelige uroligheder overalt i landet. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge landet. 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. Flytrafikken i Pakistan kan blive påvirket, hvis situation mellem Pakistan og Indien igen bliver mere anspændt. Skal du rejse til, fra eller i Pakistan, bør du kontakte dit flyselskab. 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:
The number of international flights to Pakistan has reduced significantly. COVID-19 testing and quarantine regulations have also changed for arriving passengers. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest information. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Pakistan due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not 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:
Do not travel to Pakistan due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and sectarian violence. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Pakistan due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in Pakistan. 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 country information page.

Danger level: 5

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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 4.1 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 4.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Afghanistan (5.0), India (4.6), Iran with (4.5) and China with (3.9 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!