Travel and Quarantine Requirements

Travel and Entry Requirements

  • Travellers from countries in “Category C” are restricted to enter Pakistan: South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Comoros, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, and Netherlands.
  • Entry ban for all passengers who travelled to the United Kingdom or South Africa within the last 10 days.

  • Travellers to Pakistan under “Category B” are required to provide a certificate of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test that has to be taken within 72 hours of the travel date.

  • “Category A” countries are exempted from mandatory COVID-19 testing: Australia, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, and Tajikistan. Countries not specified in Category A and C will fall under “Category B”.

  • Pakistan nationals and work permit holders who travelled to the United Kingdom or South Africa must obtain a certificate of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure. A second COVID-19 test will be conducted upon arrival at the airport or at a government facility.

  • Download the PassTrack mobile app and upload negative RT-PCR test result within 48 hours before arriving in Pakistan. The following are exempted:

    • Passengers less than 12 years old

    • Disabled passengers

    • High level international delegations

Quarantine and Health Requirements

  • Pakistan nationals and work permit holders who travelled to the United Kingdom or South Africa must undergo a mandatory home quarantine for 7 days.
  • All travellers must complete a Secondary Exit Screening Form and undergo screening by a health official upon arrival at the airport.

  • All travellers may be subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test or home quarantine upon arrival at the airport.

Updated as at 11 March 2021

Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, there has been a constant change in terms of work permit process, timeline, travel restrictions, quarantine period, medical tests as well as insurance requirements etc. All these requirements can change by the respective authorities in both country of work and candidate’s home country from time to time. The process, timeline and costs that Innovare provides is a guideline and is subject to change if any process is being changed. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy at the time of communication, Innovare cannot guarantee nor be liable for such change in timeline or costs arising from any pandemic related factors so please take note of the potentially volatile situation during this period.