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Travel Advisory for Pakistan

21 June 2022
Updated on 8 Nov 2022

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
Email: singaporecg@cyber.net.pk


Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Tel: +65 6379 8800/ 8855

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Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory

Travellers should refer to the ICA website for the latest information on travelling to/from or transiting through Singapore. For the latest updates on Singapore's COVID-19 situation, please refer to the MOH website at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19.  

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all travellers entering Pakistan who are aged 12 and above are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination unless they have a medical certificate stating that they have been advised not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers are required to produce a negative COVID-19 test completed no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

All travellers are also required to register on the Pass Track App before arriving in the country, and complete a health declaration form on arrival. Travellers departing from Pakistan will not be allowed to exit the country if they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.

You may also wish to refer to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination of Pakistan's website at http://nhsrc.gov.pk   for Pakistan government’s latest COVID-19 related entry requirements. 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. 


Singaporeans are required to obtain a visa at https://visa.nadra.gov.pk before travelling to Pakistan. Travellers are advised to contact their travel agency, or the High Commission of Pakistan in Singapore for up-to-date information. There should be at least six months' validity on your passport on the expected date of departure from Pakistan.


The threat of terrorist attacks is high, and they may take place in areas frequented by foreigners. Avoid crowded places including government and military institutions, markets, places of worship, and shopping malls.

The following provinces within Pakistan have a greater potential for armed conflict and terrorism:

  • Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
  • Azad Kashmir

Street crime is common. These include assault, armed robbery, theft, and kidnapping. The frequency of such incidents increases after dark.

Travellers are advised to keep a low profile. Exercise a high degree of caution and remain vigilant at all times. Keep abreast of local developments by monitoring the local news, and avoid large public gatherings.

Civil unrest can escalate quickly. If there is evidence of unrest, head to a safe place immediately.

Pakistan is a Muslim country and local laws reflect this. Dress and behave conservatively at all times. It is illegal for unmarried couples to live together. It is illegal to import alcohol and pork products. It is illegal to proselytise. The death penalty can be imposed for murder, rape, drug offences, unlawful assembly, and blasphemy. 

Heavy rains during the monsoon season between June and October can cause severe flooding. Monitor local forecasts and avoid areas at risk of flooding or mudslides. Note that roads may be closed. 

Bottled water may be contaminated. Check with reputable sources before consumption. 

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 5 February 2024]

Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.

Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities.

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.


For those planning to travel, here are some tips:

Before travelling

  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website (www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

While travelling

  • Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrest or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
  • In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

Advisory: Email Scams

There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport numbers, address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

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