Pakistan Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Pakistan Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Pakistan, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Pakistan is a beautiful holiday destination. The high mountains of the Himalayas, the breathtaking beaches bordered by the Arabian Sea and the impressive landscapes of the Thar Desert make Pakistan a unique destination. If you are a trekking enthusiast, you will be won over by the mountainous regions in Pakistan. The ancient civilizations of the Indus, the Gandhara kingdom and the Mughal empires have all made their mark on the country, and will undoubtedly impress art and history lovers. Adventurers can participate in camel safari days in the Cholistan desert, which is the best way to experience Pakistan’s nomadic lifestyle.

While traveling to Pakistan, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful lake surrounded by mountains in Pakistan

Recommended travel vaccinations for Pakistan

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Japanese Encephalitis 
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Pakistan

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Pakistan


Medical Care in Pakistan

Although difficult, finding a health facility in Pakistan is not impossible. Karachi is home to the Aga Khan University Hospital. If travelling with children, the Children’s Hospital at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences offers emergency pediatric treatments.

If you seek medication, try not to rely on the advice of a pharmacist as they are often insufficiently trained. Drugs sold in pharmacies are not produced in Pakistan, but by major pharmaceutical companies.

In the event of an emergency, the best option is to drive the patient in a private care to a nearby health facility. Nonetheless, for medical assistance you can dial 115 or 1122.

Is Pakistan Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime High risk; Caution required especially in Karachi
Terrorism High risk; Avoid crowded areas; Avoid Lahore area
Kidnapping High risk
Road safety Opposite driving side than in Canada; Poor road conditions
Spiked food and drinks Never leave anything unattended
Forced marriage Risk present
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province/ Federally Administered Tribal Areas AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Border with India AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Public transportation Avoid public transportation as well as taxis
Demonstration and civil unrest Risk of violence; Demonstrations occur periodically
Trekking/mountaineering/hiking Click the link below for precautions
Health Polio warning
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Pakistan?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Pakistan. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure.

A proof of immunization against polio may be required.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Pakistan information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Pakistan (ISLAMABAD)
Street Address:
Diplomatic Enclave, Sector G-5,
Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel.: 92 (51) 208-6000
Fax: 92 (51) 208-6902

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the high commission’s website

Canadian Consulate to Pakistan (KARACHI)
Street Address:
c/o Beach Luxury Hotel, 3rd floor,
Moulvi Tamiz Khan Road, Karachi 74000, Pakistan

Tel.: 92 (21) 3561-0685
Fax: 92 (21) 3561-0674

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the consulate’s website

Canadian Consulate to Pakistan (LAHORE)
Street Address:
102-A, First Floor, Siddiq Trade Centre,
72 Main Boulevard, Gulberg, Lahore, Pakistan

Tel.: 92 (42) 3578-1763
Fax: 92 (42) 3578-1967

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the consulate’s website