Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 2, 2020)
Location: Pakistan (country-wide)
Event: Update #8 – Restoration of Limited PIA Flights
The Pakistan government approved for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to restore limited flight operations between Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore and various countries to include flights to Canada and the United Kingdom. On April 1, the Pakistan government extended flight restriction for inbound international flights until April 11, 2020, 11:59 p.m.(Pakistan Standard Time), but will permit limited PIA flights to/from Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore
For U.S. citizens remaining in Pakistan that want to return to the United States, please contact PIA or your preferred travel arranger to inquire about outbound flights. PIA does not fly directly to the United States; however, you may be able to use them to connect to the United States.
For those U.S. citizens confirmed for the April 3 U.S. government-assisted flight, this flight is confirmed. Please follow the directions provided to you by phone and email. Unfortunately, we are unable to add additional passenger to this flight.
The U.S. Mission in Pakistan continues to explore other possibilities for U.S. citizens to depart Pakistan. Information for U.S. citizens in Pakistan is disseminated via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Register and check email often for any information about future flights.
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.
- 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