Pakistan (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Health test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-solation for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 05.05.2021
1. Flights to Gwadar (GWD) and Turbat (TUK) are suspended.
– This does not apply to diplomatic, special and flights of national carriers.
2. Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter.
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are COVID-19 PCR, COVID-19 Real Time RT-PCR, COVID-19 RT-PCR, SARS-CoV2 GeneXpert, SARS-CoV2 PCR, SARS-CoV2 Real Time RT-PCR, SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR and SARS-CoV2 Xpert Xpress.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers with disabilities.
4. Passengers must download the Pass Track App before boarding and submit their personal details or submit their details at https://passtrack.nitb.gov.pk/ and have a printed confirmation.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers with disabilities.
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival.
6. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to quarantine.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

On 20 March, the Pakistan government announced that entry restrictions for inbound travellers from the UK will be lifted from 0001 hours on 23 March. Travellers are still required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel.

The Pakistani authorities have closed land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran. Despite this, there are ongoing limited border openings for repatriation and trade. Those crossing into Pakistan may have to comply with coronavirus testing and quarantine measures. The FCDO currently advises against travel to the most of the Afghanistan and Iran border areas.

International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive.

International travellers travelling by air that show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival are required to take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate if the result is positive. Self-isolation guidance is also available on the Pakistan government COVID-19 website.

Travellers to Pakistan will also be required to provide their contact information through the Pass Track App or through a web-based form. If necessary you may also be able to fill in a health declaration form on arrival.

Government guidelines, issued on 18 November, state that children under the age of 12 and disabled passengers are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement. However they will be required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.

Government guidelines state that all international air passengers travelling to Pakistan are subject to screening for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, including thermal screening. If you’re found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but you will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive you will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines.

You may also be required to follow special measures before boarding flights to Pakistan and while on board the aircraft, including the wearing of a face mask.

Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website.

Pakistan on Monday imposed a ban on travellers from India for the next two weeks, citing the spread of a new variant of the novel coronavirus in the neighbouring country.
 

Lockdown Details

Pakistani authorities have lifted many restrictions on public activities. Public facilities like restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, gyms, and religious institutions have been allowed to re-open. The tourism sector has also been allowed to re-open.

However, there are mandatory standard operating procedures which must be followed in public spaces, including the use of face masks, temperature screening and social distancing. Marriage halls and educational institutions remain closed. Across Pakistan, it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.

 

Sources

https://www.indiatoday.in/coronavirus-outbreak/story/uk-us-pakistan-new-zealand-japan-countries-put-india-on-international-travel-ban-list-as-second-virus-wave-surges-1793378-2021-04-21
Data Source: covidcontrols.co