21 February 2020
We continue to advise Singaporeans to defer all non-essential travel to high risk areas such as border areas between India and Pakistan, Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province given the volatile security situation in these regions.
We also continue to advise Singaporeans to take additional security precautions when travelling to other parts of the country (such as Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi). If you are already in Pakistan, you should take all necessary precautions to ensure your personal safety. You are advised to stay vigilant, monitor developments through the local news, and heed the instructions of the local authorities. Do stay in touch with your family and friends in Singapore so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans in or travelling to Pakistan are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg.
Those who require consular assistance can contact the following:
Singapore Honorary Consulate-General in Karachi, Pakistan
Address: Lakson Square Building No. 2, Sarwar Shaheed Road, Karachi
Tel: +92 21 3568 6419 / +92 21 3568 5308
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800/ 8855
Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory
Travellers may wish to refer to the SafeTravel website and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub for updates on the latest border control measures, and to the MOH COVID-19 website for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore.
Travel Restrictions in Pakistan
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Pakistan Government has reduced the total quantum of inbound international flights into the country. You may refer to the official website of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority at https://www.caapakistan.com.pk for updated information on the flights currently in operation.
All travellers to Pakistan are required to (a) present a negative result from a valid RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure on arrival; and (b) undergo an additional ART test on arrival. Following a negative result from the ART test, travellers will be cleared to enter the country. All travellers are also required to register on the Passtrack App before arriving in the country.
On 2 May 2021, the NCOC announced that Pakistan will also cease inbound pedestrian movement via its land borders with Afghanistan and Iran. However, returning Pakistani nationals and extreme medical emergency cases will be permitted to enter subject to approval from the NCOC. All outbound pedestrian movement remains permissible. The revised land border measures will take effect from midnight 5 May 2021 till further notice.
You may also wish to refer to the website of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination of Pakistan at http://nhsrc.gov.pk for updates. As entry restrictions may change at short notice, we advise you to contact your travel agency, or the High Commission of Pakistan in Singapore, to ensure that you have accurate information for your specific purpose prior to departure.