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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Pakistan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan. We detected travel advisories from 10 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.4 / 5

Pakistan shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Pakistan), the Advisory Index is 3.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Afghanistan (5), Iran (3.1), India with 2.8 and China with 2.3 (of 5).

Risk 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 3.7 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: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Pakistan.

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

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: Australia

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We've reviewed our travel advice for Pakistan. We haven't changed our level of advice – 'reconsider your need to travel' to Pakistan and 'do not travel' to the border areas with India and Afghanistan.

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/asia/south/Pages/pakistan.aspx

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Pakistan.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: Balochistan

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Balochistan.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Pakistan.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (excluding Chitral district)

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (excluding Chitral district).

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Pakistan.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: Border areas with Afghanistan and India (excluding Lahore, Wagah, Kasur, Narowal and Sialkot)

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Border areas with Afghanistan and India (excluding Lahore, Wagah, Kasur, Narowal and Sialkot).

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 terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Please read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), due to terrorism and kidnapping.  The Azad Kashmir area due to terrorism and ...

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: New Zealand

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Avoid non-essential travel elsewhere in Pakistan due to the threat of terrorism, the risk of kidnapping, potential for civil unrest and the unpredictable security situation. New Zealanders in Pakistan with concerns for their safety should consider leaving the country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/pakistan

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Pakistan.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Do not travel to the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), and border areas with Afghanistan and India (excluding the Wagah official border crossing point) due to the significant threat of terrorism, the risk of kidnapping and the unpredictable security situation. Any New Zealanders currently in these areas are advised to depart.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Malta

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Following a terrorist attack in Pulwama on 14 February, there are heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, particularly across the Line of Control. Pakistan announced the closure of its airspace on 27 February, but on 1 March the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a notice advising that Pakistan airspace would partially reopen. Some flights ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

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 - Det finns en risk för terrorattacker i hela landet. Det förekommer också en risk för kidnappning. I en del av landet (Waziristan) strider armén mot terrorister. I Karachi har polisens operation mot terrorism och brottslighet pågått i ca ett år. Undvik tillsvidare alla turistresor till Pakistan.

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: Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Info: Undvik alla resor

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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Pakistan.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Balochistan

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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Du bør være meget forsigtig, når du rejser i Pakistan. Der er risiko for terrorangreb, kidnapninger og voldelige uroligheder overalt i landet. Risiciene er så alvorlige at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge landet. Flytrafikken i Pakistan kan være påvirket af den anspændte situation mellem Pakistan og Indien. Skal du rejse til, fra eller ...

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.

Info: Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

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 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 10 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan.

Is it safe to travel Pakistan in 2019?

The score is rather high (3,7) 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 10 individual sources for 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.