Entry requirements in Pakistan are still in force to limit the spread of the pandemic. Learn about entry and transit requirements, quarantine conditions, social distancing and more.
Despite the ongoing follow-up of epidemiological trends in Pakistan, there are still rules for entry and internal mobility in the Country. In addition, it should be noted that these restrictions may change according to the epidemiological changes recorded at any given time. Therefore, we strongly recommend to monitor the updates issued by the local authorities.
In case of planning a business trip to Pakistan, it should be necessary to be informed about some regulations. In order to avoid any ambiguity, it is essential to describe which requirements and indications are still strongly recommended to travellers.
Table of contents
- Pakistan entry – transit requirements
- Valid Vaccinations in Pakistan
- What to do in case of positive Covid-19 test
- Face masks and social distancing
- Ask our Experts
1. Pakistan entry requirements and transit conditions
At the present time, there are entry restrictions for travellers according to their vaccination status. Please note that in order to avoid fines, it is necessary to prove the effective fulfilment of the vaccination regime through appropriate certification. Partially or non-vaccinated travellers are required to undergo certain requirements and restrictions.
Caution is recommended and information from Local Authorities should be observed as borders with Afghanistan may be restricted and/or closed at short notice, thus limiting transit.
However, no transit restrictions are currently in force.
2. Valid Vaccinations in Pakistan
Please note that vaccinations recognised in Pakistan are the same as those approved by the World Health Organisation, among which the most widely used are listed below:
- BioNTech Manufacturing _GmbH;
- AstraZeneca, AB;
- Janssen–Cilag International _NV;
- Moderna Biotech;
- And more.
If you need to consult the complete list of recognised vaccinations in Pakistan, please refer to the Status of COVID-19 Vaccines within WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process.
3. What to do in case of positive Covid-19 test in Pakistan
Local Authorities recommend travellers to undergo a COVID-19 test if they experience symptoms common with Covid-19 or suspect they may have been exposed to the virus.
Travellers in Pakistan who tested positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for 5 days. At the end of the self-isolation period, a wearing mask should be used for further 5 days if circulating in public areas.
Please note that in case of no symptoms, or mild ones, it will be necessary to self-isolate in your accommodation. On the contrary, in case of serious health conditions and if the Pakistani Government’s resources enable it, travellers may be transferred to a hospital facility.
4. Face masks and social distancing in Pakistan
Please note that wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory, although it remains strongly recommended in public places. Instead, a safety distance of at least 2 metres shall be maintained.