updated on 20.11.2020
updated on 20.11.2020
· Pakistan has closed its land borders with Afghanistan, India and Iran.
· From 5 October 2020, international travellers to Pakistan will be required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 96 hours before the start of travel. Arrivals from some countries are exempted from this requirement, but those arriving from the UK are not exempted.
If travelling by air, you will be subject to screening for Covid-19 symptoms on arrival. Pakistan Government guidelines suggest that international travellers self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.
Airlines are allowed to operate international flights from all airports in Pakistan. 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. Since 20 June, airlines have been able to operate inbound and outbound commercial international flights from all airports apart from Gwadar and Turbat. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.
International air passengers travelling to Pakistan will be subject to thermal screening on arrival. The current Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) guidelines require all passengers arriving in Pakistan to submit a health declaration form which will be made available on your flight or upon arrival at the airport. You will also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms you will be allowed to proceed through the airport and will be given instructions to self-isolate at your residence for 14 days. If you do have symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, breathing difficulty, you may be taken to a facility for a swab test, where you will be asked to wait for the results of the test. If the test is positive, you will receive advice about next steps including possible self-isolation for 14 days at your residence or transfer to a hospital. If the test is negative you will be allowed to go to your residence with instructions to self-isolate for 14 days. 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. Reinforcement of screening and administrative measures at all sea ports has been announced.