The Overseas, Commonwealth & Improvement Workplace (FCDO) advises towards all journey to:
- the areas in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province previously referred to as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
- the districts of Charsadda, Kohat, Tank, Bannu, Lakki, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Buner and Decrease Dir in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
- town of Peshawar and districts south of town
- journey on the Peshawar to Chitral street through the Lowari Cross
- Balochistan province together with town of Quetta however excluding the southern coast of Balochistan (see beneath)
- the part of the Karakoram Freeway (also called Kara Karam Freeway or KKH) from Mansehra to Chilas, through Battagram, Besham Metropolis, Dasu and Sazin as much as the junction with the N15
- the fast neighborhood of the Line of Management
The FCDO advises towards all however important journey to:
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- Arandu city and the street between Mirkhani and Arandu in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province
- the southern coast of Balochistan, outlined as the world south of (and together with) the N10 motorway in addition to the part of the N25 which runs from N10/N25 intersection to the Balochistan/Sindh border, together with the port metropolis of Gwadar
- areas of Sindh Province north of, and together with, town of Nawabshah
For those who’re planning journey to Pakistan, discover out what you might want to find out about coronavirus there within the Coronavirus part.
In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s extra necessary than ever to get journey insurance coverage and verify it offers ample cowl. See the FCDO steerage on international journey insurance coverage.
For details about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus web page
Lately, the safety state of affairs in Pakistan has improved significantly following motion by the Pakistan authorities and safety forces. Earlier than the COVID pandemic there have been almost half one million visits by British nationals to Pakistan. Most visits are hassle free.
Political rallies and protests repeatedly happen throughout Pakistan. Some might have an anti-western dimension and will flip violent. Basically you need to keep away from demonstrations, giant crowds of individuals, public and political occasions. On 20 Could, PTI chief Imran Khan known as for supporters to affix a march on Islamabad, meant to reach within the metropolis on 25 Could. The authorities responded on 24 Could with emergency restrictions, prohibiting gatherings of 5 or extra folks in Islamabad, Punjab and Sindh. Transport routes to, from and inside main cities, together with Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore are prone to be affected. It’s best to comply with the recommendation of native authorities and your tour firm earlier than travelling and preserve observe of stories. See Security and safety
Some durations of the 12 months might pose heightened dangers. Throughout holy durations/spiritual holidays, there may be an elevated potential for focused assaults, together with on western pursuits and non secular minorities.
Terrorists are very prone to attempt to perform assaults in Pakistan. There’s a excessive risk of terrorism, kidnap and sectarian violence all through the nation, together with the key cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi. Foreigners, particularly westerners, could also be instantly focused. You have to be vigilant, attempt to keep away from all crowds and public occasions together with political gatherings and non secular occasions all through Pakistan, and take acceptable safety precautions.
Densely populated and unsecured areas, comparable to markets, purchasing malls, accommodations, eating places, climbing trails, airports, infrastructure initiatives, public transport, colleges and academic establishments are potential focal factors for assaults. You have to be further vigilant always in such areas and minimise your publicity to areas that pose the next danger. See Terrorism
Pakistan can expertise excessive climate, together with extreme heatwaves. These usually happen between March and June. The acute temperatures could cause poor air high quality, wildfires and energy outages. It’s best to keep away from pointless publicity to direct daylight and take precautionary measures. Extra info and detailed steerage is on the market on the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority web site. It’s best to monitor the native and worldwide climate updates from the Pakistan Meteorological Division, comply with the recommendation of native authorities and your tour firm earlier than travelling.
Pakistan is in a significant earthquake zone and stays in danger from additional earthquakes, aftershocks, landslides and flooding. It’s best to familiarise your self with security procedures within the occasion of an earthquake. See Pure disasters
Consular help is severely restricted in elements of Pakistan the place the FCDO has present recommendation towards all journey and all however important journey (as set out above). Consular help can also be restricted in elements of Pakistan the place Excessive Fee officers require journey permission from the federal government of Pakistan. Permission shouldn’t be assured. The British Excessive Fee’s potential to ship consular help, together with in an emergency, could also be restricted or delayed in these areas.
For those who’re overseas and also you want emergency assist from the UK authorities, contact the closest British embassy, consulate or excessive fee.
The Abroad Enterprise Threat service gives info and recommendation for British corporations working abroad on handle political, financial, and enterprise security-related dangers.