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Entry Requirements

You must check all requirements before heading to the airport.

Only fully vaccinated travellers will be permitted entry  to Pakistan.

The only exemptions are for Pakistani nations between the age of 12 to 18 (Only applicable until 31st March 2022).

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If you are medically exempt from getting the Covid vaccination you will need to travel with a medical letter to confirm your exemption. This must be signed by a doctor and sent into Special Assistance prior to travel, please send to special.assistance@fly.virgin.com

Pakistan currently maintains exit requirements for all customers, please see below fully vaccinated travellers for this information.  

Pre-departure tests & Arrival tests

Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to complete a pre-departure test. However, the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) requires 10 samples every 24 hours for UK passengers arriving in Pakistan on direct flights. This means that random PCR testing will be carried out on arrival in Pakistan.

 

Entry documents

You are required to provide your contact details through the PassTrack mobile app or on the website. Please check the Government of Pakistan Current Policies before travelling.

 

Passport

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months at the time of your visa application.

This guidance is for UK passport holders only. Passengers from other countries should check with the necessary Government department for travel information.

 

Exit requirements

Only fully vaccinated travellers will be permitted outbound travel from Pakistan*

The only exemptions are for customers below the age of 18. From 01 November 2021 Pakistani nationals between the age of 15 and 18 years must be partially vaccinated, and from 01 December 2021 must be fully vaccinated in order to be permitted travel

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If you are medically exempt from getting the Covid vaccination you will need to travel with a medical letter to confirm your exemption. This must be signed by a doctor and sent into Special Assistance prior to travel, please send to special.assistance@fly.virgin.com

*Please be advised if you have travelled into Pakistan prior to 01 October 2021, you will be allowed to depart Pakistan regardless of vaccination status.

 

Visa

Pakistan's entry requirements differ depending on your nationality and the reason for your visit. If you're not a Pakistan national, you will usually need a visa to enter the country, which you should get before you travel.

For more information and advice, contact the High Commission for Pakistan.

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You can also apply for your visa through the High Commission for Pakistan in London:

High Commission for Pakistan

Tel: 07733 220 871

Opening hours (appointment only):
Monday to Thursday 10:00 to 12:00 hrs & 14:00 to 16:00 hrs.
Friday 10:00 to 12:00 hrs. & 14:30 to 16:00 hrs.

National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP)

You can enter Pakistan visa free and remain there for an unlimited period of stay if you hold a valid National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Smart National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (SNICOP). For more information visit the website of the High Commission for Pakistan in London.

Information for UK passport holders

If you’re travelling to Pakistan on a British passport, you will need to get a visa before you travel. Visa violations can be treated as a criminal offence and could result in a fine or detention.

Journalists’ visas often have additional travel restrictions, which you should observe.

For further information consult the High Commission for Pakistan in London.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are valid for entry into Pakistan. Holders of an ETD entering or leaving Pakistan will need to have either a valid visa or a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) / Smart National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (SNICOP) issued by the government of Pakistan.

Only fully vaccinated travellers will be permitted entry  to Pakistan.

Exemptions for travellers under the age of 12.

From 12 to 18 years of age and who are non-vaccinated will need to complete a PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure and carry evidence of the negative result(Only applicable until 31st March 2022).

OR

If you are medically exempt from getting the Covid vaccination you will need to travel with a medical letter to confirm your exemption. This must be signed by a doctor and sent into Special Assistance prior to travel, please send to special.assistance@fly.virgin.com

Pakistan currently maintains exit requirements for all customers, please see below fully vaccinated travellers for this information.  If you are travelling under an exemption and are un-vaccinated you will be required to complete a COVID-19 PCR test a maximum of 72 hours before travel.

It will be your personal choice to wear a face mask onboard. Masks remain available for anyone still wishing to wear one during the flight.

The PASS TRACK app is mandatory for all arriving customers. Those who do not have the app will need to complete the web portal.  Ensure you print and retain a copy for the duration of your travel. Children under 12 years of age are exempted. 

Pakistan airport guides

 

Islamabad

Islamabad International Airport (ISB)

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Lahore

Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE)

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