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Pakistan coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Pakistan. Pakistan is Open with 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

Open with restrictions

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

Open with conditions

Travelers who have visited a country on the 'category C' in the previous 10 days, will not be permitted entry to Pakistan. Exemptions apply to Pakistani passport, National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP), or Pakistani Origin Card (POC) holders.
Further information on 'category C' countries can be found at https://covid.gov.pk/intltravellers/currentpolicies

Other restrictions

The 'PassTrack' mobile app must be downloaded and information should be submitted within 48 hours prior to arrival. Those without the app will be required to provide information via a web-based form. - PassTrack app - PassTrack online form

Quarantine required

Travelers who tested positive, on the test administered on arrival, will be transferred to a government facility for 10 days. Follow-up RT-PCR testing may be performed during this period. All costs incurred will be at the traveler's expense.
Full details can be found at https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/upload/Revised%20Inbound%20Pax%20Testing%20August%2003%202021.pdf

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival.

Testing on arrival

Travelers are required to undergo rapid antigen testing on arrival.
For more details Government of Pakistan

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in all public spaces and while on public transport.

Public transport

Public transportation is operational with limits to capacity in place.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Indoor service is only permitted for vaccinated people.

Bars

Please be advised bars do not operate in Pakistan.

Nightclubs

Please be advised nightclubs do not operate in Pakistan.

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential services may be closed in high-risk areas.

On return

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine requirements and further testing on day 8 after arrival. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to present a pre-departure test and must book a COVID-19 self-test for day 2 after arrival for ยฃ68 GBP.
Fully vaccinated arrivals from EU countries with vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or Swissmedic, and arrivals from the USA with vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be accepted. Those vaccinated in the US will be required to provide proof of US residency.

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Pakistan

๐Ÿšซ Destination Quarantine required
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Fully Open
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for 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.
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๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Pakistan

Do not travel

Restrictions on international flights to and from Pakistan and domestic flights within Pakistan have been lifted. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest information. We continue toย advise: Do not travel to Pakistanย due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
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