Location: Pakistan (country-wide)
Event: Update #1 – U.S. Government Arranged Flight from Karachi and Islamabad (April 1)
We have begun directly contacting U.S. citizens regarding the U.S. government arranged flight on April 1 as announced in the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s March 27 message. If you registered for this flight, we are contacting you by phone or email – please answer or respond immediately. We must speak to you directly to confirm details. If we are unable to reach you, we will move to the next person on the list. Please do not contact the U.S. Embassy or the Consulates General. We will continue to contact travelers until every seat is occupied. Once the seats are full, a message will be released to notify everyone that expressed interest.
Unfortunately, we received more requests than we can accommodate, so not everyone who expressed interest will be able to travel. We are prioritizing seats for those most at risk for COVID-19 complications based on CDC-defined criteria.
If you do not hear from us, it means there was not a seat available on this plane. However, we continue to explore additional options for U.S. citizens to depart Pakistan.
Actions to Take:
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and updates.
- Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19.
- Review the CDC’s latest recommendations to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.
- Monitor flight availability.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Pakistan.
U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan
U.S. Consulate General Karachi
+(92)(21) 3527 5000
U.S. Consulate General Lahore
+(92)(42) 3603 4000
U.S. Consulate Peshawar
+(92)(91) 526 8800
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates