Updated January 2023
Despite the fact that some nations no longer require PCR tests to enter their countries, some still implement the requirement to keep track of the COVID spread there.
A negative PCR test is the most widely used and essential travel document, which is mandatory for an unvaccinated individual’s entry in Pakistan. Here are the latest PCR test entry requirements in Pakistan that you should be aware of.
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PCR testing requirements in Pakistan
Pakistan has removed the requirement for a negative COVID-19 PCR test for vaccinated travellers entering the country.
Travellers to Pakistan are no longer required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App. You may have to fill in a health declaration form on arrival. Pakistan government guidance is available on their COVID-19 website.
Pakistan accepts vaccines which are currently on the WHO Emergency Use Listing.
Pakistan has now removed the requirement for a negative COVID-19 PCR test for vaccinated travellers entering the country.
There is no longer a requirement for visitors to Pakistan to submit their contact information using the Pass Track App. On arrival, however, you might be required to complete a health declaration form. Pakistan’s government provides advice on the COVID-19 website,.
not fully vaccinated
Unvaccinated passengers above 12 years are allowed to travel to Pakistan but must present a negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours before departing to Pakistan. Only the following category of unvaccinated passengers are currently allowed to travel to Pakistan:
- Travellers with valid medical reasons for being unvaccinated (proof of exemption required).
- Pakistani minors who are below 12 years of age.
- Foreign travellers who are below 18 years of age.
- Outbound travellers from Pakistan before 1 October 2021, whereby, such passengers travelling through connecting flights after entering Pakistan will be allowed to continue their domestic travel.
Check out our article here to know where to get a certified RT-PCR test for travel and other purposes in Pakistan.
What about testing at the airport?
There is mandatory screening for COVID-19 at all airports across Pakistan. All arriving passengers aged twelve years and above will be tested at random through Rapid Antigen Testing upon arrival in Pakistan.
Pakistani deportees will need to undergo mandatory on-arrival Rapid Antigen Testing at the airport.
Passengers who test positive will be quarantined for 10 days. You can check the province-wise list of quarantine facilities in Pakistan here.
Following categories are exempt from RT-PCR testing requirement:
- Children below 12 years.
- High-level international delegations
- Pakistani Deportees and Crew shall only be exempted from Pak Pass Track App, however, they will be tested on arrival using Rapid Antigen Testing and positive will be home quarantined for 10 days.