Security Restrictions Regarding Government Offices in Karachi

The United States Consulate in Karachi has placed security restrictions on its personnel regarding visits to Pakistan government offices in Karachi for the next several weeks.  U.S. citizens are advised that the security situation and the possibility for violence at or near such offices is elevated at this time.

U.S. citizens are reminded that there is an active Travel Warning for Pakistan, issued on February 24, 2015.  U.S. citizens are urged to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan.  The Consulate reminds those U.S. citizens remaining in Pakistan, or considering travelling there, to closely review the Travel Warning and to closely monitor media reports of the current security situation.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution when traveling in the country, keeping in mind the high security threat level.  Travelers are urged to vary their times and routes when traveling anywhere in Pakistan, and to avoid travel patterns to any such locations that might allow other persons to predict when and where they will be.  U.S. Citizens are advised to verify that travel documents, visas, and residency documents remain valid.