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Travel to Pakistan

COVID-19 testing requirements

Effective 5 October 2020 to 5 July 2021, entry requirements for travellers to Pakistan have been revised. A mandatory negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test has to be taken within 72 hours of the travel date when coming from selected countries. For detailed information, please refer to the government website.

The following tests are considered equivalent to PCR based test for COVID-19: Real Time RT-PCR for Covid-19, Real Time RT-PCR for SARS-Cov-2, RT-PCR for COVID-19, RT-PCR for SARS-Cov-2, PCR for COVID-19, PCR for SARS-Cov-2, Xpert Xpress SARS-Cov-2 or SARS-Cov-2 GeneXpert

Required forms

It is mandatory for passengers travelling to Pakistan to complete the personal details on the web portal and will be required to present a paper print of the form at the time of check-in. Without this documentation customers will not be boarded for the flight. You can also install PASS TRACK app from Google Play store /Apple store and enter the personal details as required. Please make sure all the details you've provided on the form are correct before going to the airport. The completed form (on the app or printed copy of uploaded information) must be presented at check-in for verification before travel.

Passengers must upload a copy of the RT-PCR test (if done) on the app or web portal.


The following passengers are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test requirement:

  • Passengers less below 12 years.
  • Disabled passengers.
  • High level international delegations.

All passengers and crew members travelling to Pakistan must fill the Health Declaration Form provided at the airport.

Effective 23 March 2021 until 20 April 2021, a complete travel ban for passengers arriving from countries under Category C has been imposed. Earlier exemptions which were provided to Pakistani passport holders, NICOP holders and POC holders are no longer applicable. This includes passengers with a stop-over in Dubai.

These measures apply to passengers arriving from Brazil, Botswana, Colombia, Comoros, Chile, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru, Rwanda, Tanzania, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe effective 5 January 2021 to 20 April 2021.

Apps required

Upload/ feeding of data in the Pass Track App will be mandatory for all passengers arriving in Pakistan with effect from 23 December 2020, either through the Pass Track App or the Pass Track web form/ portal.

Travel from Pakistan

If you are travelling from Pakistan, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Effective 16 November 20 for passengers originating their journey from Pakistan to any destinations requiring COVID-19 PCR test, Emirates will only accept COVID-19 negative test certificate from a Pakistan Government Approved Lab* where a QR Code is embedded on their printed certificate for verification purpose.

*Labs registered under Pakistan COVID-19 Health advisory platform/ > Facilities > Testing Facilities Pakistan

Passengers must make sure to check their transit & final destination requirement before going for a COVID-19 PCR test. Requirements such as: test type, report validity, stamp or signature requirement, destination specific designated lab, ISO 15189 certification etc. Passengers may visit: Travel Requirements by Destination

Passengers without authorised COVID-19 PCR test certificate where a QR Code is not embedded or doesn't fulfil their destination requirement will be denied boarding without compensation.

Passengers must carry a printed COVID-19 PCR test certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.

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