Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan March 19, 2020

Location:  Pakistan Country-wide


Effective March 19, 2020, U.S. Mission Pakistan has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Government of Pakistan is implementing enhanced screening measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.  Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Embassy Islamabad
    +(92)(51) 201-4000
    Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5
    Islamabad, Pakistan
  • U.S. Consulate General Karachi
    Plot 3-5 New TPX Area, Mai Kolachi Road
    Karachi, Pakistan
    +(92)(21) 3527 5000
  • U.S. Consulate General Lahore
    +(92)(42) 3603 4000
    50, Shahrah-e-Abdul Hameed Bin Badees,
    (Old Empress Road) near Shimla Hill Circle,
    Lahore, Pakistan
  • U.S. Consulate Peshawar
    +(92)(91) 526 8800
    11 Hospital Road, Peshawar Cantt.20
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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