PCR test for travelers from GCC countries to Pakistan
PCR test for travelers from GCC countries to Pakistan

Travelers from the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf countries except Saudi Arabia to Pakistan will need a negative Covid-19 test result starting October 5 and the test will be taken within 96 hours of the date of travel.


Exceptions to this requirement are persons under the age of 12, travelers with special needs, and high-profile international delegations.

Additionally, travelers are required to download the PassTrack mobile app and also undergo a medical examination upon arrival at Pakistani airports. Travel information must be submitted via the app 48 hours prior to arrival in Pakistan.

Passengers will need to provide this information to airlines to issue boarding passes. Flight crew members also need to provide this information.

The Pakistani government has defined two categories of countries of origin. These lists will be reviewed and updated every two weeks.

Islamabad has exempted travelers from 38 countries of the need to take a negative Covid-19 test. Some of the main countries are Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, and Turkey, among others.