Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Islamabad

Event:URGENT – Notification of Flights on Qatar Airlines from Islamabad

Qatar Airways announced they will operate limited flights from Pakistan in the next several days.

Please contact Qatar Airways directly or through your preferred agent to inquire about pricing and availability of these flights, even if you had previously existing reservations.

These are not U.S. government operated or funded flights.  Availability and cancellations are controlled by the airline.  Onward travel to the United States may be difficult as many carriers have reduced or eliminated routes.

Travelers will be subject to entry and exit and health requirements at the plane’s arrival countries.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised the Travel Health Notice for Pakistan to Level 3 on March 23, 2020, because of widespread and ongoing transmission of COVID-19 within the country.  Upon arrival to the United States, passengers will be subject to CDC screening, health observation, and monitoring requirements.  For additional questions, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 Information for Travel page.

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