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The spread of COVID-19 continues to lead to restrictions in international air and travel traffic and impairment of public life.
There are currently warnings against unnecessary tourist trips to Pakistan.
International air traffic
There is regular air traffic to and from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, but with a lower frequency than before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From larger international airports in Pakistan, a transfer connection to Germany is possible with the offers of commercial airlines. Pakistani authorities set very high standards for the prevention of new infections with COVID-19 for incoming flights, so that individual flight connections can also be canceled at short notice in both directions.
To enter Pakistan, travelers are required to install the COVID-19 app Pass Track on their smartphones and to register. Proof is required at the first check-in with Destination Pakistan. Alternatively, travelers can register online in PassTrack and provide proof of this with a printout at check-in.
Germany is currently epidemiologically classified as a category B country. Therefore, a printed negative COVID-19 attestation is required for entry and must be proven at the first check-in with destination Pakistan. A review of the country categories is planned every two weeks. Please note that airlines may not recognize the tests of all laboratories and refer to specific laboratories. Leaving Pakistan is only possible with a current negative COVID-19 test result. Those who test positive cannot leave the country.
Travelers cannot rely on finding adequate health assistance in Pakistan.
Please inform yourself about the current situation in the relevant Pakistani media as well as in the statements of the embassy and the consulate general. The embassy constantly evaluates this and provides information at this point if there are any changes in the situation.
Instructions for entering Pakistan
Medical checks for COVID-19 can be expected upon entry. Further information can be found on the website of the Pakistani Ministry of Health.
Temporary restrictions on entry into Germany
On March 17, 2020, the heads of state and government of the EUtemporary entry restrictions decided, among other things, to refuse entry to third-country nationals at the Schengen external borders. German citizens and third-country nationals with a valid German residence permit can continue to travel unhindered. While the entry requirements for some countries were eased on July 1, 2020, they remain in force for travelers from Pakistan.
Due to these entry restrictions and the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic the visa sections remain the Islamabad Embassy and the Consulate General in Karachi closed and do not accept new applications for Schengen visas. Emergenciesthat allow entry despite the applicable restrictions, will continue to be processed. To make an appointment, please contact: [email protected] (Embassy Islamabad) or [email protected] (Consulate General Karachi).
We will inform you here as soon as the situation changes.
If you have already received an appointment notification, the embassy will inform you of a new alternative appointment as soon as possible as soon as the visa sections reopen.
For passport matters please contact us at: [email protected] (Embassy Islamabad) or [email protected] (Consulate General Karachi).
Quarantine for returnees to Germany
Please inform yourself here about the current quarantine rules when entering Germany.
The German Embassy in Islamabad can be reached
The German Embassy in Islamabad can be reached by email at [email protected]
We try to update the website as soon as possible. However, due to the current, sometimes rapidly changing situation, there may be delays. So please also follow the news.
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