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Important Information on COVID-19

25.11.2020 - Article

International flights

Flight service to and from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad with connecting flights to Germany may change at short notice due to high safety Standards in order to prevent further COVID-19 infections.
To enter Pakistan, travellers are obliged to install the COVID-19 app PassTrack on their smart phone or register online for PassTrack. Travellers have to proof the registration to the respective airline during check-in. In case of website Registration a printed copy of the registration is required.

Starting 5th October 2020, all international travelers from Germany to Pakistan will require a mandatory negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test that has to be taken within 96 hours of the travel date. Passengers tested postive will not be allowed to travel.

Information on entry requirements for Pakistan

All passengers have to be prepared for medical checks upon arrival. More details can be found at the website of the Pakistani Ministry of National Health Services.

Temporary travel restrictions to the EU

In line with EU decisions, Germany introduced travel restrictions for entries from outside the Schengen area on 17 March 2020.  All corresponding entries from non-EU-citizens and citizens of non-Schengen states by plane or ship are affected. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are in place for entry into Germany from a large number of countries including Pakistan. Travellers arriving from Pakistans are obliged to self-isolate for a period of 10 days. These restrictions also apply when travelling via a third country. 

Consistent with these persisting entry restrictions and bearing in mind the current COVID-19 developments in Pakistan, the visa sections of the German Embassy Islamabad and of the German Consulate General Karachi remain closed until further notice and are not accepting any new visa applications for Schengen visas. Exceptions may be made if the applicant can demonstrate the existence of compelling reasons that justify entry under the current rules. In these cases please contact: visainfo@isla.auswaertiges-amt.de (Islamabad) or visainfo@kara.auswaertiges-amt.de (Karachi)
You will be informed immediately on this website when this situation changes.
If you have received an earlier appointment confirmation, the Embassy will provide an alternate day as soon as visa operations will return to normal.
For German passport applications please contact: konsularreferat@isla.diplo.de (Islamabad) or konsularreferat@kara.diplo.de (Karachi).

Quarantine

Please find more information on German self-isolation and quarantine regulations here.

Inquiries for the embassy

You may contact the German Embassy Islamabad via email to konsularreferat@isla.auswaertiges-amt.de

We try to update this website as soon as possible. However, given the current rapidly changing situation delay might be possible. Therefore please also follow the news.

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