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Canada has bilateral relations with Pakistan in terms of people-to-people links, trade and investment, governance and democracy, human rights, to mention a few.

The two countries have a strong people-to-people link. As a matter of fact, 215,000 Canadians claim to have Pakistan ancestry. Also, Pakistan was the sixth largest source of immigrants and 15th largest source of students in 2017.

Canadians primarily visit Pakistan for trade, investment, and tourism. Thousands of Canadians visit Pakistan every year. Sadly, most Canadians forget to get Pakistan travel insurance when traveling to Pakistan. Without the right travel insurance, you may be on the hook for thousands of dollars in case of a medical emergency.

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Basic Information About Pakistan

Some important information on Pakistan Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Pakistani rupee
Most common languages spoken Urdu, Hindustani, and English
Capital Islamabad
Continent Asia
Population Approx. 197 million
Plug type Plug type C, D, G and M
Driving side Left-hand side
Seasons
  • Spring – March to May
  • Summer – June to August
  • Autumn – September to November
  • Winter – December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

 

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Pakistan Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Pakistan is yours and you are equally responsible for your personal safety while abroad. However, we provide you with credible and timely information in our Travel Advice to help you in making an informed decision and the right choice as you travel out of Canada.

Risk Level

Pakistan – Avoid non-essential travel

The security situation in Pakistan is unpredictable. There are threats of kidnapping, sectarian violence, terrorist attacks so avoid nonessential violence in Pakistan.

Avoid all travels to Islamadad, Kashmir region, the province of Balochistan and Quetta, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and so forth.

Entry / Exit requirements

Pakistan, just like every other country, decides who passes through its borders. In addition, the Government of Canada will not intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the requirements for exit or entry to Pakistan.

The information on this page was obtained from Pakistani authorities, however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.

Passport

The passport you hold and use for travel determines the entry requirements that apply to you. Contact your transportation company to find out about passport requirement before out travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport – You need to hold a passport valid for a minimum of six months before the date you intend to leave Pakistan.
  • Passport for official travel – Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents – The entry rules that apply when traveling to Pakistan may vary when you travel with an emergency travel document or a temporary passport. Find out about the entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Pakistan before you leave.

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Pakistan Healthcare

There are both public and private hospitals and healthcare services in Pakistan. Although the healthcare standards and facilities may not be as high as that of Canada, the cost of medical treatment could be high especially if you don’t have a Pakistan travel insurance policy. Also, some hospitals may require cash payment. Thus, you need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and the right travel insurance to provide adequate coverage.

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Pakistan Travel Insurance News

Before traveling outside Canada, it is important to take time and go through the travel advisory for the destination to make sure you take appropriate precaution.

Some countries can be categorized as high-risk due to their extreme risk of personal safety. Canadians are advised to avoid traveling to countries like Iraq, North Korea, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominica, Syria, Somalia, Saint Martin, Chad, and Afghanistan.

However, for some other countries, Canadians are advised to avoid non-essential travel due to the risk of terrorism or instability in the security situation. Countries that fall under this category include Pakistan, Venezuela, the British Virgin Island, and Egypt.

Countries like China, Bahamas, France, England, Belgium, Mexico, Haiti, Russia, Iran etc requires a high degree of caution while countries like the U.S., South Korea, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Cuba, Guam, Spain, and Australia are less risky spots.

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Pakistan Travel Insurance FAQ


Do you need a Visa for travelling to Pakistan?

Canadians require a visa to travel to Pakistan for work, tourism, business or education. You need to apply for the right type of visa depending on the purpose of your travel. The nature or status of the visa cannot be modified while in Pakistan, so ensure you don’t stay beyond the duration of your visa.

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Can I buy multiple travel insurance policies?

You can buy multiple travel insurance companies if you are not satisfied with the features and benefits offered by one policy. But the policies should be purchased from different insurers and you are not allowed to double dip.

Does travel insurance cover doctor visits?

Ill health does not usually send a warning note before occurring. Thankfully, Pakistan travel insurance policies usually cover doctor visits. This means that you can visit a doctor in Pakistan and be covered.

Can I buy travel insurance the day I leave?

You can purchase Pakistan travel insurance the day you leave to Pakistan or even later, thanks to usage-based policies offered by several Canadian providers. This allows you to manage your policy and even purchase coverage on the go.

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