Pakistan: COVID-19 Travel Information

Information for flying from the UK to Pakistan

This information is provided for customers flying to Pakistan from the UK. From here you can see the latest infection numbers, entry requirements, travel restrictions, and availability for flights and hotels. Pakistan Currently has a traffic light status of green (Get notified if this changes). and PCR entry test requirements are listed as: PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)

Pakistan is currently the 22nd most popular travel destination from the UK which is down 5 from last month.

Traffic Light Status: green

Please select your vaccination status below as this will change the entry restrictions and return requirements listed on this page.

Return to UK: Green Requirements

Passenger Locator Form Required
Pre-departure Test at Destination Required
Hotel Quarantine Not Required
Self-isolation Required until negative PCR result
Test to Release N/A
Antigen Testing On or before Day 2 after return to UK
Further PCR Testing Not Required

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Entry Requirements

Entry Status Closed from the UKOpen from the UK
Tests PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)
Quarantine 10 days (Approved Location) Only apply if pre-entry or upon-entry COVID test is positive10 days (Approved Location) Only apply if pre-entry or upon-entry COVID test is positive

Additional Restrictions

Mask Required
Public Transportation Operating
Restaurants Open
Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided by a third-party and therefore we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is imperative that you confirm entry restrictions, either from the UK Government website, or your travel operator.
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Current Travel Popularity: 22/230
UK to Pakistan

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 1,287,161
New Cases 336
Population 227,024,140
Last Updated 08 Dec 2021 01:59am

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The latest UK travel restrictions

The government currently advises to avoid all but essential travel to Pakistan, and there are numerous areas in the country where it recommends against travelling there at all. There’s a complete list of essential–only areas and places where it’s strongly cautioned not to travel to on the official government website here.

Entry requirements to Pakistan were updated on 5th October, and, as with most other places, a mandatory Covid-19 PCR test must be taken within 96 hours of travel. The UK is NOT exempt from this, unlike some countries. You can book a Covid-19 PCR test with us here, and we provide in-clinic Coronavirus testing across the UK or a mail test kit service.UK Passengers flying out to Pakistan will also have to fill in personal details on the Pakistan government Pass Track web portal and will be required to present a paper print at check-in. Without this, you won’t be able to board the flight. All passengers over the age of 12 have to provide contact information through the Pass Track portal/App and another health declaration forms may be required on arrival.

Pakistan Airport

Flight, airline, and airport rules

International flights have recently been made operational to and from all airports in Pakistan, with strong screening and administrative measures at both land and seaports.

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 do not have symptoms, you will be allowed to proceed to through border patrol and on to your destination. However, 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.

However, the Pakistan government also suggests that passengers, symptomatic and asymptomatic alike, should self-isolate for ten days on arrival.

For specific information related to your journey, we advise checking the latest updates and information on your airline and destination airport website,

Popular Airports in Pakistan:

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Airport IATA Passengers
Jinnah International Airport KHI 6,212,485
Islamabad International Airport ISB 5,140,585
Allama Iqbal International Airport LHE 4,490,182

Getting around

Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions. There are mandatory procedures for public transport including social distancing and restrictions on numbers of passengers. You must wear a face covering when in public across Pakistan including on public transport, punishable by fine. There are transportation websites for numerous cities with more information

Weddings, gathering and event restrictions

If you’re heading to Pakistan for a wedding, services are once again allowed to take place. Under the revised guidelines, 300 people are allowed for indoor and 500 for outdoor events. These can last for two hours but have to be finished by 10 pm. Moderate to Large gatherings of up to 100 guests are allowed, as long as people remain 6 feet apart in moderate risk areas.

High-risk areas are only allowed smaller, outdoor gatherings and ceremonies of less than 25 guests who have to remain 6 feet apart. It’s worth taking a look at the official Pakistan government guidelines if you’re planning to attend any events, to comply with local restrictions.

Shopping, dining, and entertainment

If your trip to Pakistan is for pleasure, while it’s imperative to follow UK government guidelines of what Coronavirus hotspot areas to avoid unless absolutely necessary, a number of business and leisure outlets have recently allowed to reopen. On the list is: Hotels, restaurants and cafes, parks and grounds, cinemas and theatres, hair and beauty salons, non-contact sports, sports clubs and gyms, shrines (for permitted gatherings), tourism, public transport with SOPs. Educational institutions, marriage halls, business and expo centres. Both businesses and consumers have to follow strict distancing and health and safety measures at each venue. There’s comprehensive information for every type of venue, event and gathering here.

Covid-19 test centres and hospitals

If you’re planning a trip to Pakistan for any length of time, you should at some point head to a testing centre, as per Pakistan government guidelines. There’s a list of centres and advice available on their official website (under facilities), alongside clinics and hospital locations for each area should you require assistance or think you may have contracted Covid-19.

Returning to the UK

When returning to the UK, Pakistan is still on the list of countries where you must self-isolate for at least 14 days. Ensure you make extra time for customs on both sides, as there’s undoubtedly extra health and safety measures and procedures to follow. Again, it’s worth checking with your travel provider and airports for confirmation.



Pakistan's borders are open for commercial flights from most countries, and domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Can I travel to Pakistan?

  • Air travel to Pakistan has resumed for fully vaccinated arrivals, while land borders remain closed.
  • Arrivals from high-risk countries are banned, except for returning citizens and residents, and few other exceptions.
  • All arrivals will be required to fill in a locator form.
  • All arrivals are required to install the "Pass Track" app.
  • Land borders are closed.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Pakistan?

  • Depending on test results, arrivals might be required to quarantine in an approved facility.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Pakistan?

  • Anyone arriving to Pakistan will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • Arrivals from low-risk countries are exempt.
  • All arrivals will undergo a rapid test upon arrival.

Is public transportation open in Pakistan?

Public transportation in Pakistan is operating with reduced capacity.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Pakistan?

Restaurants and cafes in Pakistan are open, under social distancing requirements.

In high-risk areas, indoor dining is not allowed.

Are businesses and attractions open in Pakistan?

  • Non-essential businesses in Pakistan are open, while most leisure facilities remain closed.
  • In high-risk areas, non-essential businesses are closed.
  • Some facilities are open only for vaccinated individuals.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Pakistan?

Wearing a face mask is required in all public places.

FCDO lifets advisory against travel to Pakistan

28 September, 2021

Following the latest COVID-19 assessment, FCDO withdraws advice against all but essential travel to Pakistan.

More information on the government’s website.

Air travellers to Pakistan must be fully vaccinated

25 September, 2021

Per the Pakistani government’s mandate, all international air travellers to, from, and within Pakistan must be fully vaccinated from 1 October.

More information on the government’s website.

Pakistan to transition into the amber list

17 September, 2021

Effective from 22 September, Pakistan will be moved to the amber list from the red list.

New travel restrictions for entering Pakistan

1 May, 2021

The Pakistan government has put in place new testing and quarantine rules for travellers arriving in Pakistan from 1 May.

More information on the government’s website.

Travel restrictions updated

9 April, 2021

Travellers who have transited through or have been in Pakistan in the last 10 days will not be allowed entry in the UK from 9 April.

British and Irish nationals, and third party nationals with residence rights in the UK will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine on return to England.

Visit the government’s website for details.

The FCDO latest travel restrictions and guidance

24 February, 2021

The latest, up-to-date information on travelling to and from Pakistan has been released by the FCDO.

For detailed information please visit the Government website.

Government advice on air travel updated

12 November, 2020

The government’s advice on air travel has been updated. Please see their website for details.

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