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Last updated: 13 October 2021, 13:06 (GMT +4)

Travel to Pakistan

Travel Eligibility

Effective 1 October 2021, only fully vaccinated passengers 18 years old and above will be accepted for travel to Pakistan. 

Exemptions apply to the following passenger categories:

  • Foreigners / foreign passport holder below 18 years old 
  • Pakistan national passengers less than 15 years old
  • Pakistan national Students below 18 years old, however they will be required to be vaccinated while returning back.
  • Pakistan national passengers between 15 and 18 years old are exempted from the COVID-19 vaccination certificate requirements until 1 November 2021
  • Effective from 1 November 2021, Pakistan national passengers between 15 and 18 years old must have a partial vaccination certificate / proof of partial vaccination to travel to Pakistan. 
  • Effective from 1 December 2021, Pakistan national passengers between 15 and 18 years old who have proof of full vaccination / vaccination certificates will be accepted for travel to Pakistan.
  • Passengers who are medically advised against COVID-19 vaccination and have a medical certificate certifying the same
  • Passengers (Pakistan nationals / foreigners) who travelled outbound from Pakistan before 1 October 2021 are exempted from the vaccination certificate requirement.
  • Only fully vaccinated passengers 17 years old and above travelling from Iraq will be accepted for travel to Pakistan.

Note: There is no requirement of completing 14 days after second dose of vaccination.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Entry requirements for travellers to Pakistan have been revised effective until further notice. 

All passengers 6 years old and above travelling to Pakistan must present a negative certificate for a COVID-19 RT PCR test conducted within 72 hours of the travel date. The test certificate must be issued in English. For detailed information, please refer to the government website.

Note: Passengers travelling from Iraq to Pakistan must carry a negative COVID 19 RT PCR test certificate for a test conducted within 48 hours of travel.

The following tests are considered equivalent to PCR based test for COVID-19: Real Time RT-PCR for Covid-19, Real Time RT-PCR for SARS-Cov-2, RT-PCR for COVID-19, RT-PCR for SARS-Cov-2, PCR for COVID-19, PCR for SARS-Cov-2, Xpert Xpress SARS-Cov-2 or SARS-Cov-2 GeneXpert

Note: RAPID Antigen testing will be conducted for all passengers who are arriving to Pakistan. Effective 9 August 2021, children six years old and above will also undergo rapid antigen testing on arrival.

Quarantine requirement effective from 9 August 2021

  • Passengers between 6 and 12 years old who test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Pakistan will undergo a 10 day home quarantine following strict Trace, Test & Quarantine (TTQ) protocols.
  • Passengers 12 years old and above who test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Pakistan will be transported by provincial/district authorities to a self paid facility for a 10 day quarantine with TTQ of contacts (if any). A second COVID 19 RT-PCR test will be conducted on day 8 of the quarantine period. Passengers who test negative will be released from quarantine. Passengers who again test positive will either undergo an additional quarantine period or will be transferred to a hospital as advised by health authorities.
  • Effective 1 October 2021, passengers traveling from Iraq to Pakistan must undergo a 24-hour quarantine at a government / self-paid facility on arrival. 
  • All such passengers will undergo a second Rapid Antigen test after the 24-hour quarantine, and those who test negative for COVID-19 will be released from quarantine. Passengers who test positive will undergo an additional quarantine under TTQ protocols.

Required forms and Apps

It is mandatory for passengers travelling to Pakistan to complete the personal details on the web portal and will be required to present a paper print of the form at the time of check-in. Pass Track registration is a requirement pre-boarding. Without this documentation customers will not be boarded for the flight. You can also install PASS TRACK app from Google Play store /Apple store and enter the personal details as required.

Effective 1 May 2021, all passengers arriving in Pakistan must provide their information in the Pass Track App, either through the Pass Track App or the Pass Track web form/portal.

Passengers who do not have Android or iOs devices must submit their details on the Pass Track web portal. Passengers who upload their data on the web portal must present a printed copy at check-in at their departure airport. Passengers will also be required to upload a copy of their RT-PCR test (if done) result on the app or web portal.

Passengers have to ensure that their personal details are completed and uploaded as required.

Please make sure all the details you ve provided on the form are correct before going to the airport. The completed form (on the app or printed copy of uploaded information) must be presented at check-in for verification before travel.

Passengers must upload a copy of the RT-PCR test (if done) on the app or web portal.

Cabin crew must comply with the COVID-19 RT-PCR/Rapid Antigen testing requirements but are not required to download the Pak Pass Track app.

Exemptions

The following passengers are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test requirement as well as PASS TRACK app requirements:

  • Children aged five and under
  • Incapacitate passengers
  • High level international delegations
  • Pakistani deportees

Effective immediately until 31 October 2021, a travel ban for passengers arriving from countries under Category C will be imposed.

  • These measures apply to passengers arriving from Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Mongolia, Mexico, Philippines, Slovenia, South Africa, Thailand and Trinidad & Tobago.
  • For emergency travel authorisation / special exemption of travel to Pakistan from Category C Countries, complete details such as the nature of the emergency, passenger travel documents, travel itineraries and supporting documents may be emailed to icao.aviation.pk@gmail.com for consideration by the Exemption Committee of NCOC.

Non-Pakistani nationals travelling from or who have stayed in a Category C Country in the last 10 days before travel to Pakistan must have a specific exemption from a competent authority. Passengers in this category, including Pakistani nationals, must have a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate for a test conducted within 72 hours of departure.

Passengers travelling from a country not listed under Category C but transiting through Category C Countries without leaving the airport terminal/ transit lounge may be allowed to travel to Pakistan with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate for a test conducted within 72 hours of departure.

  • Exemption letters for passengers travelling from Category C Countries will not be accepted without their receipt from the respective country manager / airport manager / representative in Pakistan.
  • Details of any such passengers attempting to travel to Pakistan on fabricated/fake exemption letters will be shared with Pakistan CAA for appropriate legal action against such individuals.
  • All Pakistani passengers holding Pakistani passports and valid Pakistani Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC), Pakistani National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) and Pakistan Origin Card (POC) who have scheduled return to Pakistan from Category C Countries until 31 October 2021 will be allowed to travel to Pakistan and will be exempted from the exemption letter requirement and inbound travel ban placed on Category C countries provided they present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate for a test conducted within 72 hours of departure
  • Such passengers will, however, be subjected top testing and quarantine stipulations upon arrival in Pakistan as per current procedures.

Designated laboratories for COVID-19 testing for passengers travelling from UAE to Pakistan

Effective 29 May 2021, only negative COVID-19 PCR test certificates from designated laboratories in the UAE will be accepted for travel to Pakistan from the UAE.

Designated laboratories for COVID-19 testing for passengers travelling from Bahrain to Pakistan

Effective 21 September 2021, only negative COVID-19 PCR test certificates from designated laboratories in Bahrain will be accepted for travel to Pakistan from Bahrain.

Designated laboratories for COVID-19 testing for passengers travelling from Iraq (Baghdad) to Pakistan

Effective 24 June 2021, only negative COVID-19 PCR test certificates from designated laboratories in Baghdad, Iraq will be accepted for travel to Pakistan from Iraq.

COVID-19 testing for diplomats, diplomatic staff and their families travelling to Pakistan

Effective 1 October 2021, the following is required of all diplomats, diplomatic staff and their families to be accepted for travel to Pakistan:

  • A valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result for a test conducted within 72 hours of departure to Pakistan
  • Diplomats who do not have a valid vaccination certificate / proof of vaccination will undergo rapid antigen testing at their facilities (MoFA to ensure).
  • Diplomats are exempted from the rapid antigen test upon arrival in Pakistan but are subject to a 10-day quarantine with COVID-19 PCR testing to be conducted on days 2 and 8. However, any positive testing passengers will be subjected to mandatory home quarantine.

Given the changing COVID-19 situation across the globe, any additional stipulations may also be mandated by the relevant health authorities upon arrival in Pakistan.

Travel from Pakistan

If you are travelling from Pakistan, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.

Effective 27 August 2021, all passengers travelling from Pakistan to Dubai or transferring through Dubai to China or Hong Kong are required to take a COVID-19 Rapid PCR Rapid test at the departure airport before their scheduled flight. The Rapid PCR test will be conducted within 6 hours of departure. Passengers will take the Rapid PCR test at their own expense.

All passengers must report to the departure airport 6 hours before the departure of their flight.

Effective 1 October 2021, only fully vaccinated passengers 18 years old and above will be accepted for travel from Pakistan.

Exemptions apply to the following passenger categories:

  • Foreigners / foreign passport holders 
  • Pakistan national passengers below 15 years old
  • Pakistan national passengers between 15 and 18 years old will be accepted for travel without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate until 1 November 2021.
  • Passengers who are medically advised against COVID 19 vaccination and have a medical certificate certifying the same
  • Only fully vaccinated passengers 17 years old and above travelling to Iraq will be accepted from Pakistan.
  • Effective from 1 November 2021, Pakistan national passengers between 15 and 18 years old must have a partial vaccination certificate / proof of partial vaccination to travel from Pakistan 
  • Effective from 1 December 2021 only fully vaccinated Pakistan national passengers between 15 and 18 years old with proof of full vaccination / vaccination certificate will be accepted to travel from Pakistan.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Effective 16 November 20 for passengers originating their journey from Pakistan to any destinations requiring COVID-19 PCR test, Emirates will only accept COVID-19 negative test certificate from a Pakistan Government Approved Lab* where a QR Code is embedded on their printed certificate for verification purpose.

*Labs registered under Pakistan COVID-19 Health advisory platform/ > Facilities > Testing Facilities Pakistan

Passengers must make sure to check their transit & final destination requirement before going for a COVID-19 PCR test. Requirements such as: test type, report validity, stamp or signature requirement, destination specific designated lab, ISO 15189 certification etc. Passengers may visit: Travel Requirements by Destination

Passengers without authorised COVID-19 PCR test certificate where a QR Code is not embedded or doesn t fulfil their destination requirement will be denied boarding without compensation.

Passengers must carry a printed COVID-19 PCR test certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.

If you are travelling beyond Dubai, please check if there are any travel bans between your point of origin and your destination. You may still not be able to enter your destination even if you fly through Dubai if restrictions apply.