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Updated August 2023

Even before the pandemic, travelling from Pakistan to India (and vice versa) has always been a complicated affair. The visa process for residents of both countries is strict, to say the least, and involves a ton of paperwork.

Now that the pandemic is over, would Pakistani residents be able to travel to their neighbouring country? Here is all you need to know about travelling to India from Pakistan in 2023.

Can I travel to India from Pakistan?

Yes, so long as you are able to obtain the right Indian visa.

India does not issue tourist visas to Pakistani nationals, which means entry to India would depend on the nature of their visit. Those looking to travel to India for essential, business, or religious purposes may apply for the relevant visa as facilitated by the Indian government.

Flights from Pakistan to India

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*All prices and schedules are for flights in August-September 2023; they are accurate at the time of writing. 

Emirates

Emirates operates only connecting flights between Pakistan and India, with stopovers at the Dubai International Airport.

Pakistan to India flight ticket price and schedule

  • Karachi – Delhi: multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from PKR 112,805.
  • Karachi – Mumbai: multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from PKR 137,503.
  • Lahore – Delhi: multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from PKR 154,013.

Please visit Wego for Emirates full schedule.

Flight duration

Since there are only connecting flights with 1-2 stops available with Emirates, the duration of the journey may range from 10 to 18 hours.

FlyDubai

FlyDubai operates only connecting flights between Pakistan and India, with stopovers at the Dubai International Airport.

Pakistan to India flight ticket price and schedule

  • Karachi – Delhi: one to four connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from PKR 105,808.
  • Karachi – Mumbai: one to four connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from PKR 105,808.
  • Lahore – Delhi: one to four connecting flights four days a week. Ticket prices start from PKR 145,943.

Please visit Wego for FlyDubai full schedule.

Flight duration

Since there are only connecting flights available with FlyDubai, each flight may take up to 16 or 27 hours.

India entry requirements

As per the guidelines released by India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the following requirements have to be followed by international arrivals to India.

Planning for travel

All travellers should preferably be fully vaccinated as per the approved primary schedule of vaccination against COVID-19 in their country.

During travel

  • in-flight announcements about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including precautionary measures to be followed (preferable use of masks and following physical distancing), shall be made on flights/travel and at all points of entry.
  • any passenger having symptoms of COVID-19 during travel shall be isolated as per standard protocol, i.e. the said passenger should be wearing a mask, isolated and segregated from other passengers in flight/travel and shifted to an isolation facility subsequently for follow-up treatment.

On arrival

  • de-boarding should be done, ensuring physical distancing.
  • thermal screening should be done in respect of all the passengers by the health officials present at the point of entry.
  • the passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to a designated medical facility as per health protocol (as above).
  • all travellers should self-monitor their health post arrival also shall report to their nearest health facility or call the National Helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number in case they have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19

Visa requirement

As mentioned, Indian tourist visas are not being issued to Pakistani travellers. As such, Pakistani residents planning on travelling to India must obtain one of the following visas:

  • Diplomatic visa
  • Non-diplomatic visa
  • Official visa
  • Visitor visa
  • Business visa
  • Three-year business visa for Pakistani businessmen
  • Transit Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Medical Visa
  • Visa on Arrival, only available at Attari Immigration Point to a Pakistani national who is more than 65 years old and is crossing Attari on foot

Please note that the mentioned visas would require a set of documents and may also require sponsorship by an Indian referee. 

 

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