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Last verified: Wednesday, 23. September 2020 at 07:19 AM

Pakistan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.3 / 5

Pakistan shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Pakistan), the Advisory Index is 4.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Afghanistan (5), Iran (4.6), China with 4 and India with 3.9 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Pakistan

There are currently 306,886 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Pakistan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 6,424 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Pakistan.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Pakistan

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Pakistan.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Pakistan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Pakistan: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/pakistansicherheit/204974

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/pakistan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to COVID-19 and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Pakistan ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/pakistan-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Säkerhetsläget varierar mycket i olika delar av landet och kan ändras snabbt. Följ regelbundet med myndigheternas meddelanden och lokala nyheter.Säkerhetsläget i huvudstaden Islamabad har förbättrats betydligt de två senaste åren. I landets största stad Karachi har säkerhetsläget varit dåligt men har blivit bättre ...

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PK

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Pakistan.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Info: Undvik alla resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Pakistan som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Islamabad har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Pakistan. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Pakistan via den danske ambassade i Islamabad, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/pakistan/

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Pakistan.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Provinserne Baluchistan og Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), herunder færdsel ad Karakoram landevejen fra Islamabad til Gilgit-Baltistan. Pakistansk kontrolleret Kashmir og stammeområderne mod grænsen til Afghanistan, som er en del af KPK.

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Restrictions on international flights to and from Pakistan and domestic flights within Pakistan have been lifted. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest information. We advise: Do not travel to Pakistan.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/pakistan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Pakistan.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/pakistan/

Individual rating changes for Pakistan

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Pakistan. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 9th 2020

The total rating for Pakistan changed from 4.1 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Pakistan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from August 22nd 2020

The total rating for Pakistan changed from 4.0 to 4.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Pakistan to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from April 5th 2020

The total rating for Pakistan changed from 3.8 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government increased their existing warning for Pakistan to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Pakistan changed from 3.7 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Pakistan to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from December 19th 2019

The total rating for Pakistan changed from 3.6 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Pakistan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from December 3rd 2019

The total rating for Pakistan changed from 3.7 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government decreased their existing warning for Pakistan to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Pakistan changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Pakistan with a rating of 4.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Pakistan with a rating of 4.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for Pakistan with a rating of 3.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Pakistan with a rating of 3.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Pakistan with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Pakistan with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Pakistan with a rating of 4.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Pakistan with a rating of 4.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Pakistan with a rating of 4.0.

About Pakistan

Pakistan with its capital Islamabad is a country in Asia (Southern Asia), slightly less than twice the size of California (803,940 km²). The country is located Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north. The climate can be described as mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north. The landscape is flat Indus plain in east; mountains in north and northwest; Balochistan plateau in west. With a population of about 167.76 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Islamabad
Population about 167.76 million
Size 803.940 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of California
Common languages Breton, English, Panjabi, Pushto, Sindhi, Urdu
Currency Rupee (short: PKR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +92
Internet Top Level Domain .pk
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 PK
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 PAK
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 586

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Pakistan is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and agricultural runoff
  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • industrial wastes
  • limited natural freshwater resources
  • most of the population does not have access to potable water
  • soil erosion
  • water pollution from raw sewage

Natural hazzards

  • flooding along the Indus after heavy rains (July and August)
  • frequent earthquakes, occasionally severe especially in north and west

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Pakistan. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. apparel
  2. construction materials
  3. fertilizer
  4. food processing
  5. paper products
  6. pharmaceuticals
  7. shrimp
  8. surgical instruments
  9. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. cotton
  3. eggs
  4. fruits
  5. milk
  6. mutton
  7. rice
  8. sugarcane
  9. vegetables
  10. wheat

Pakistani Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Pakistan.

Export products

  1. bed linen
  2. carpets
  3. chemicals
  4. cotton cloth
  5. leather goods
  6. manufactures
  7. rice
  8. rugs
  9. sporting goods
  10. surgical instruments

Import products

  1. edible oils
  2. iron
  3. machinery
  4. paper
  5. paperboard
  6. petroleum
  7. petroleum products
  8. plastics
  9. steel
  10. tea

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Pakistan?

Pakistan is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 9 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan.

Is it safe to travel Pakistan in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Pakistan. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Pakistan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 9 individual sources for Pakistan.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Pakistan?

There are currently 306,886 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Pakistan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 6,424 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Pakistan.

What is the size of Pakistan?

Pakistan has a size of 803,940 km² or 310,403 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.