Location: Pakistan (Countrywide)
Event: The Pakistan National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) announced October 28 that, effective immediately, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks must be worn when in public, countrywide. Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) ordered masks must be worn in public places, including bazaars, shopping malls, and restaurants or while using public transport. ICT’s announcement warns those not following the order may be subject to legal action. The order will be in force for a period of two months.
Actions to Take:
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page.
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 General, Peshawar
+(92) (91) 526 8800
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444