The following nationals DO NOT require a visa:
Pakistan, Tonga & Trinidad & Tobago
For stays of up to 3 months to nationals of: Iceland, Maldives & Zambia
Required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to a third country within 72 hours without leaving the airport, provided holding confirmed onward tickets
Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from any part of a country in which yellow fever is endemic. Infants under 6 months are exempt if the mother’s vaccination certificate shows that she was vaccinated prior to the birth of the child. The countries & areas included in the endemic zones are considered as infected areas.
Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese B Encephalitis, Malaria, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.
Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country below 2,000 metres. Rabies.
The climate here is dominated by the Asiatic monsoon but can be divided into three main seasons. Mid Oct-late Feb is the coolest season with warm, sunny days with occasional frosty nights. The hottest season is from early Mar-late Jun when midday temperatures are very high & the rainy season is between late Jun-early Oct however the desert region has little rain remains hot and sunny. Snow falls on the higher mountains in the north
Location of Pakistan: Asia
Local Time in Pakistan: GMT+5
Capital City of Pakistan: Islamabad
Population of Pakistan: 162 million
Language(s)spoken in Pakistan: Urdu, English, Sindhi, Punjabi, Pushto, Baluchi
Dialling Code in Pakistan: 92
Emergency numbers in Pakistan: Police: 15. Fire: 16, Ambulance: 115
Driving in Pakistan: Driving is on the left. National licence and International Driving Permit required
Electricity in Pakistan: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency in Pakistan: Pakistan Rupee (PKR 1 = 100 Paisa)
Notes: PKR: 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1,000
Coins: PKR: 1, 2. Paisa: 25, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards and travellers cheques are generally accepted
Hints in Pakistan: Women should dress conventionally, revealing clothes should not be worn. A headscarf is essential whilst visiting holy places. The business community generally speaks English. Care should be taken to respect Muslim conventions. It is the convention to use the right and not the left hand when shaking hands and passing or receiving anything. Visits during Ramadan should be avoided. Strict laws govern the consumption of alcohol and consumption in public is not permitted. Smoking is not permitted in many public places. On social occasions punctuality is appreciated. Dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated.
Tipping in Pakistan: A service charge is usually included in the bill, therefore tips are not necessary. When there is no service charge, tips are around 10%
Import Allowances in Pakistan: For persons of 18 years of age or older:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500gr of tobacco
250ml of toilet water & perfume, opened
Prohibited/Restricted in Pakistan: Alcoholic beverages and pornographic material, plants, fruit and vegetables, fireworks
Islamabad International (ISB)
Karachi Jinnah International (KHI)
Lahore - Allama Iqbal International (LHE)
1st Floor Tramway House
3 Tramway Avenue
London E15 4PG