Pakistan: FCO Travel Advice Update

Wednesday 27th February 2019:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated the travel advice for Pakistan with an update to the Summary section – following a terrorist attack in Pulwama on 14 February, there are heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir; in response to these tensions, Pakistan has announced the closure of its airspace, effective until 11.59pm on 28 February; there are no commercial flights operating to, from or within Pakistan at this time; you should check with your airline before travelling to the airport for flights to and from Pakistan.  The relevant extract of the advice is below for your reference:
 
Summary

Following a terrorist attack in Pulwama on 14 February, there are heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir. In response to these tensions, Pakistan has announced the closure of its airspace, effective until 11.59pm on 28 February. There are no commercial flights operating to, from or within Pakistan at this time. You should check with your airline before travelling to the airport for flights to and from Pakistan.
 
 
The overall level of the advice has not changed, and there are restrictions in place.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

  • the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
  • the districts of Charsadda, Kohat, Tank, Bannu, Lakki, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Buner and Lower Dir in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
  • the city of Peshawar and districts south of the city, including travel on the Peshawar to Chitral road via the Lowari Pass
  • northern and western Balochistan
  • travel on the Karakoram Highway between Islamabad and Gilgit

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:

  • the Kalesh Valley, the Bamoboret Valley and Arandu District to the south and west of Chitral in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
  • the city of Quetta
  • the city of Nawabshah in Sindh Province, and areas of interior Sindh to the north of Nawabshah

 
View the travel advice in full here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/pakistan