Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (March 25, 2020) 

Location:  Countrywide

Event:  URGENT – Notification of Flights on PIA from Lahore and Islamabad

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will likely partially restore limited flights from Islamabad to cities in the United Kingdom and  Lahore to Toronto.

Please contact PIA directly or through your preferred agent to inquire about pricing and availability of this flight, 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.

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

+(92)(51) 201-4000

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

Pakistan Country Information

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