- Pakistan has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
- The Pakistan federal government established an inter-ministerial committee headed by the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for Health and Population to formulate and implement a comprehensive strategy to tackle the virus’ threat.
- The Government of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority announced the suspension of all international passenger, chartered, and private aircraft inbound flights to Pakistan. The suspension will be in effect from 08:00 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time on March 21 to April 4, 2020.
- Pakistan closed its land borders with Iran and Afghanistan and delayed the planned spring opening of its snow-covered land border with China.
- The Pakistan federal government closed schools and madrasas until April 5, and banned public events, including the March 23 Pakistan Day parade.
- Some regional governments are placing restrictions on public venues including restaurants and shopping centers.
- The Ministry of Health and Population and the Ministry of Commerce imposed a ban on the import of animals from China that can carry zoonotic diseases.
- The federal government announced that it will not evacuate Pakistani citizens from China.
- As of March 19, the United States Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan are cancelling routine American Citizens Services and all currently scheduled routine appointments. We will resume routine services as soon as possible, but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The Embassy and Consulates will continue to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens on a case-by-case basis. To schedule an emergency appointment, applicants must first contact the preferred consular section by email to discuss the nature of their emergency. If the emergency appointment is approved, applicants will receive an email confirmation with further instructions.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- As international passenger, chartered, and private aircraft inbound flights to Pakistan have been suspended from March 21 to April 4, no entry requirements are in effect at this time.
- Any person showing symptoms of COVID-19 infection will be taken into quarantine at designated government medical facilities. While in quarantine, samples will be taken from potentially infected persons and submitted to a designated laboratory for analysis.
- Pakistan Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination COVID-19 Health Advisory Platform
- Government of Pakistan Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination
- Pakistan National Institute of Health
- Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority