Travel preparation is the key to hassle-free trip to Pakistan. By doing your homework before you leave for Pakistan, you minimize the chances of something going wrong. Thousands of travellers often regret for not taking these simple pre travel steps before travelling to Pakistan.
Find the most up-to-date medical services available and travel health advice for Pakistan from the table below. You will, also, find a broad range of information to help you prepare for a safe and enjoyable journey to Pakistan and a safe stay whilst you are in there.
Ensure that you understand exactly what your travel insurance covers as they are not unlimited. It may not cover you for cancellation or change to travel plans.
Clarify any policy issues directly with the insurer.
Ensure that medical cover is adequate for possible expenses in Pakistan. Ensure you declare any pre-existing medical conditions you may have.
Generally, cover for luggage and personal belongings is limited and expensive items such as cameras, laptops and/or jewellery may have a per-item limit.
Exclusions: Standard general exclusions exist on all travel insurance policies such as acts of civil unrest, self inflicted injury, loss/theft of unattended baggage and pre-existing medical conditions. Travel insurance policies may be invalidated where injuries are sustained under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Dangerous Activities: Travel insurance policies may not also cover dangerous or extreme activities.
Take out appropriate travel insurance for Pakistan to cover hospital treatment, medical evacuation and any activities, including adventure sports, in which you plan to participate in Pakistan.
Before travelling to Pakistan register your travel and contact details online or at your local embassy or consulate once you arrive in Pakistan, so they can contact you in an emergency.
Obey the Pakistani law. Consular assistance cannot override local Pakistani laws, even where local laws appear harsh or unjust by your country’s standards.
Check to see if you require visas for Pakistan or countries you are visiting or transiting. Be aware that a Pakistani visa does not guarantee entry into Pakistan.
Make copies of your passport details, travel insurance policy, travellers cheques, visas and credit card numbers. Carry one copy in a separate place to the originals and leave a copy with someone at home.
Check with health professionals for information on recommended vaccinations or other precautions for Pakistan and find out about Pakistan laws on travelling with medicines.
Leave a copy of your travel itinerary with someone at home and keep in regular contact with friends and relatives while in Pakistan.
Before you go to Pakistan, organise a variety of ways to access your money in Pakistan, such as credit cards, travellers cheques, cash or debit cards. The US dollar or Euro are the most widely accepted currencies for exchange in Pakistan.
Consult with your bank to find out which is the most appropriate currency to carry and whether your ATM card will work in Pakistan.
Dual Nationality Holders
Before departing your home country check whether you are regarded as a national of the Pakistan.
Research whether holding dual nationality has any implications for your travel.
Passport Validity For Pakistan
Ensure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to your home country. Pakistan will refuse entry on arrival and some airlines will not allow passengers to board flights if their passport does not meet this requirement.
Before travelling, you should contact the Embassy or High Commission of each country you intend to visit to confirm the entry requirements.