Pakistan Travel requirements, advice , Coronavirus status and Visa Policy

2023-06-23 16:19:06

Pakistan is located in Southern Asia. It is a developing country. Current Travel Advice to visitors travelling to Pakistan is Reconsider Travel. Check Pakistan Travel Advisory, visa Requirements below.

Travel advice and advisories

Published 16.05.2022
1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers who departed Pakistan before 1 October 2021;
- passengers younger than 12 years.
2. Passengers and airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test certificate must be in Arabic or English.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated;
- passengers younger than 12 years.
3. Passengers must download the Pass Track App before boarding and submit their personal details or submit their details at and have a printed confirmation.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
4. Passengers arriving from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates could be subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
5. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to quarantine for up to 10 days.

Travel Advisory By USA

Fri, 23 Jun 2023

Reissued with updates to health information.

Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do not travel to: 

  • Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), due to terrorism and kidnapping.
  • The immediate vicinity of the India-Pakistan border and the Line of Control due to terrorism and the potential for armed conflict.

Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue to plot attacks in Pakistan. Terrorism and ongoing violence by extremist elements have led to indiscriminate attacks on civilian, as well as local military and police, targets. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, military installations, airports, universities, tourist locations, schools, hospitals, places of worship, and government facilities. Terrorists have targeted U.S. diplomats and diplomatic facilities in the past.

Terrorist attacks continue across Pakistan, with most occurring in Balochistan and KP, including the former FATA. Large-scale terrorist attacks have resulted in numerous casualties.

Pakistan’s security environment remains fluid sometimes changing with little or no notice. There are greater security resources and infrastructure in the major cities, particularly Islamabad, and security forces in these areas may be more readily able to respond to an emergency compared to other areas of the country. While threats still exist, terrorist attacks occur less frequently in major urban areas than other parts of Pakistan.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Pakistan due to the security environment. Travel by U.S. government personnel within Pakistan is restricted, and additional restrictions on movements by U.S. government personnel outside of U.S. diplomatic facilities may occur at any time, depending on local circumstances and security conditions, which can change suddenly.

The U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar is unable to provide any consular services to U.S. citizens.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Pakistan. 

If you decide to travel to Pakistan:      

  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas. 
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and local events. 
  • Vary travel routes and timing, especially for routine trips. 
  • Be cognizant of your surroundings, particularly around public markets, restaurants, government and military institutions, and other locations. 
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. 
  • Review the Country Security Report for Pakistan. 
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergencies. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. 

Balochistan Province – Level 4: Do Not Travel 

Do not travel to Balochistan province. Active terrorist groups, including an active separatist movement, have conducted deadly terrorist attacks against civilians, religious minorities, government offices, and security forces.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.  

KP Province, including the former FATA – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to KP province, which includes the former FATA. Active terrorist and insurgent groups routinely conduct attacks against civilians, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government offices, and security forces. These groups historically have not discriminated between government officials and civilians. Assassination and kidnapping attempts are common, including the targeting of polio eradication teams and Government of Pakistan security service (police and military) personnel.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.  

Vicinity of Line of Control – Level 4: Do Not Travel 

Do not travel to the India-Pakistan border, including the Line of Control. Militant groups are known to operate in the area. India and Pakistan maintain a strong military presence on both sides of the border. The only official Pakistan-India border crossing point for persons who are not citizens of India or Pakistan is in the province of Punjab between Wagah, Pakistan, and Atari, India. Travelers are advised to confirm the status of the border crossing prior to commencing travel. An Indian visa is required to enter India, and no visa services are available at the border.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.  

Visa Policy for Visitors travelling to Pakistan

Visa required

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Online Visa

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Electronic Travel Authorization

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Visa Not required

  • Bangladesh


  • China
  • Hong Kong

Visa online, eVisa, eVisitor

  • Croatia

eVisa / ETA

  • France (30 days)
  • Germany (30 days)

Admission refused

  • Israel

Electronic Visa

  • Lebanon

Visa not required

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  • Nepal (1 month)
  • Samoa (1 month)
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago


  • Poland (30 days)

eVisa / Visa on arrival

  • United Arab Emirates

Visa Requirements for Pakistan Citizens