The miraculous, breath-taking beauty of Pakistan has officially reopened for tourism as of October 5, 2020. After months in lockdown because of the spread of COVID-19, Pakistan is now allowing international tourists to enter its borders.
Who Can Travel To Pakistan?
Certainly, everyone can travel to Pakistan; however, travelers may be categorized according to their country of origin. Countries in Category A are not required to present a Covid-19 test result, those in Category B will have to submit a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the departure date, and those coming from countries under Category C should follow much stricter restrictions set by NCOC.
Are There Mandatory Testing and/or Quarantine Requirement?
Firstly, all travelers coming from all countries and nations should present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate no older than 72 hours before arrival.
However, the following countries are exempt from the test requirement:
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad and Tobago
Secondly, there will be no requirement to quarantine upon arrival to Pakistan. However, Passengers traveling to Pakistan showing COVID-19 symptoms may be tested upon arrival. That is to say, if a traveler is found to be symptomatic, you will be allowed to proceed to your destination but 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.
Other Entry Requirements
- Firstly, all travelers arriving in Pakistan should follow the regular Visa requirements.
- Tourists should also complete the online Pass Track app.
- Travelers should also have travel health insurance that covers COVID-19
- Certainly, all arrivals will undergo a health screening upon arrival
Health Protocols and Safety Measures
- Travelers should wear a mask when instructed
- Moreover, travelers should follow social distancing markers and instructions
What’s Open in Pakistan?
- Public transportation in Pakistan is operating but may under social distancing measurement
- Restaurants and cafes in Pakistan are open in most areas but may under social distancing
- Most businesses and attractions in Pakistan have reopened but not cinemas and theaters