Health Alert – Update #43 U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide)

Event:  Update #43 – Special PIA Flight from Islamabad to Newark, May 31

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has received special permission to operate a flight from Islamabad International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on May 31.  This flight has been arranged by the Government of Pakistan.

U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) interested in this flight should contact PIA directly at for additional information and booking instructions.  Please use this address ( for any questions related to this flight as the U.S. Embassy is unable to answer specific questions about the flight or book a seat for an individual.

U.S. citizens and LPRs who want to return to the United States should consider this option as well as other commercial options like the Qatar Airways flights announced in our May 21 Health Alert Update #42.

The Government of Pakistan approved limited domestic flight operations from five major airports – Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta – and passengers may be able to find a domestic flight to facilitate your departure from Pakistan.

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