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Pakistan travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan. Pakistan is Major restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Pakistan. Pakistan is part of Asia with main city at Islamabad. Its Developing country with a population of 194M people. The main currency is Pakistan Rupee. The languages spoken are English and Urdu.
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๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Pakistan

Major restrictions

for travel

For entry into Pakistan

International travel to Pakistan is permitted for vaccinated travelers. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
Passengers who hold a medical certificate stating that they have been medically advised not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine may be exempted from the vaccination requirement. Further exemptions from the vaccination or testing requirement may be granted by the Pakistani Exemptions Committee.
Authorized vaccines include those approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Full details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/pakistan/entry-requirements

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers must provide proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, on departure.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival to and before departing from Pakistan, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further health testing may be required for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

Additional documents required

Travelers may be required to complete a 'health declaration form' on arrival at the airport.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region visited. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are not required but the use of a mask or covering is recommended when in public spaces.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with adapted safety measures in place, such as temperature screening and social distancing.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as temperature screening and social distancing. Restrictions may vary depending on the region visited.

Bars

Please be advised bars are not allowed to operate in Pakistan. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Nightclubs

Please be advised nightclubs are not allowed to operate in Pakistan. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, temperature screening, and social distancing. Restrictions may vary depending on the region visited.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/eCMSSLogin.pdf

Travel restriction details for Pakistan

๐Ÿšซ Destination Quarantine may be required
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine may be required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Closed to Vistors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational transport
๐Ÿ“… events Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Pakistan

Pakistani authorities have indicated that they have lifted all COVID-19 related restrictions on public activities for vaccinated individuals.
To date, Pakistani authorities have used a range of measures on public activities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, bans 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.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Pakistan

Reconsider your need to travel

Weโ€™ve reviewed our advice for Pakistan and included new information on domestic violence against women (see โ€˜Local lawsโ€™), rabies (see โ€˜Health risksโ€™) and road travel in winter (see โ€˜Travelโ€™). We havenโ€™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.
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