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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 Rapid Antigen testing will be carried out on arrival in Pakistan and anyone testing positive for Covid-19 will need to self isolate for 5 days.
There are currently no additional entry documents required to enter Pakistan. The use of the Pass Track App have been put on hold.
Please check the Government of Pakistan Current Policies before travelling.
Make sure you arrive at the airport with accepted proof of vaccination status ready, such as an NHS COVID Pass (NHS vaccination record card is not accepted); original US CDC card; or EU Digital COVID Certificate.
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.
If you are leaving Pakistan, you may be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You may also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you are vaccinated and free from symptoms, you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional or undergo rapid antigen testing. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever.
If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate 5 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.
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.
Apply for a Pakistan visa
If you need a Pakistan visa, we can help. We've partnered with VisaCentral, the global visa and passport experts, where for a fee they will apply on your behalf. And if you're a Flying Club member, you'll also earn two miles for every £1 you spend.
You can also apply for your visa through the High Commission for Pakistan in London:
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.
If you are aged 12 years and above and you are non-vaccinated will need to complete a PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure and carry evidence of the negative result. Exemptions apply for 18s and under, and medically exempt customers holding valid documentation.
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 Rapid Antigen testing will be carried out on arrival in Pakistan and anyone testing positive for Covid-19 will need to self isolate for 5 days.
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 email@example.com
Pakistan currently maintains exit requirements for all customers, please see below fully vaccinated travellers for this information.
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.
There are currently no apps required to enter Pakistan. The use of the Pass Track App have been put on hold.
The process of disinsection is required by WHO (World Health Organisation) and local health authorities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, e.g. Malaria.
On our Lahore and Islamabad routes, we spray the inside of the aircraft with insecticides, which is recommended under the WHO based on their safety and effectiveness.
The spray we use onboard is Phenothrin (1R-trans phenothrin), which dissipates within a few minutes after being sprayed in the cabin.
Our cabin crew will make an onboard announcement when the spraying of insecticides is about to take place. We encourage customers to use this opportunity to cover their nose, eyes and mouth if they wish to do so.