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The WHO has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Currently, the Government is making all-out efforts to deal with a rapidly evolving situation which is a challenge, not only for Pakistan but the whole world – and ensuring that we take proactive, comprehensive and coordinated steps to bring back our nationals who wish to return to Pakistan.

Meanwhile, our Embassies and Missions abroad are actively supporting stranded Pakistanis in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis. If you are stranded abroad or need information regarding travel to and from Pakistan, please reach out to the relevant authorities through the contact information listed here.

The following policies are currently in effect. Please view the guidelines page for more detailed SOPs. Please note that these policies/SOPs are liable to change according to the evolving situation without prior notice.

Inbound International Passenger Flights

Starting 20th June, all airlines that routinely fly to Pakistan would be allowed to operate inbound traffic to Pakistan, with roughly 200-275 inbound flights per week across the country.

There will be no meet and greet at the airport as per current SOPs, and only one person will be allowed to receive the passengers from parking.

Ticket booking is to be de-regularized as per standard commercial operations, and do not need to be booked through embassies. Limited special flights will continue to be operated to ensure repatriation of Pakistanis from countries with closed air spaces.

Passengers will undergo heightened screening at established health desks upon arrival to the airport. Screening will be carried out using thermal gun, thermal scanners and reviews by health professionals. These health desks have been setup with assistance from NDMA/NIH, while the human resource to augment the system is being provided by each respective province/federal unit.

Each passenger must submit a signed Passenger Health Form (signed during the flight or upon arrival) before leaving the airport to ensure record keeping of inbound passengers, and confirming their willingness to abide by quarantine/home-isolation protocols.

·       Asymptomatic passengers will be sent home, and added to the Track and Trace system by respective provincial/federal authorities, and monitored to ensure self-isolation is carried out for 14 days.

·       Symptomatic passengers will be tested and quarantined until availability of test results; with option of paid / government quarantine facilities to be provided as per earlier policy.

o   Negative cases are to be sent home and tracked and traced by provinces accordingly.

o  Positive cases belonging to province of residence will be handled as per health protocols (either home quarantined or treated as per medical guidelines). Positive cases belonging to other provinces must be quarantined for a 14-day period by the province of arrival, and cannot be allowed to travel before completion of prescribed period.


Inbound International Private Flights

Limited international private flights are currently allowed by special permission. Upper limit on passengers; and date and time of arrival will be determined by the Civil Aviation Authority and not by the flight operator. Please contact Civil Aviation Authority for information. Passengers on inbound international private flights will be subject to the same testing and quarantine procedures as inbound international passenger flights.


Outbound International Passenger Flights

Outbound passengers flights are now operational.


Inbound and Outbound Ferry/Cargo/Charter/Private Flights

Ferry/cargo/charter/private flights are currently allowed. Please contact Civil Aviation Authority for information.


Domestic Passenger Flights

Limited domestic passenger flights are currently allowed.


Domestic Private Flights

Limited domestic private flights are currently allowed by special permission. Upper limit on passengers; and date and time of arrival will be determined by the Civil Aviation Authority and not by the flight operator. Please contact Civil Aviation Authority for information.


Transport of Dead Bodies

While transport of dead bodies to Pakistan is allowed, the Government of Pakistan strongly encourages that dead bodies are buried at the place of demise.