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Travel insurance for Pakistan

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Covid-19 (coronavirus) – important information

From 17th May 2021, a travel traffic light system is being introduced and trips to green list countries will be legally permitted if you live in England. Strict border control measures will remain in place for your return to the UK.



Before you buy, you should consider the implications of your destination moving from a green list country to amber or red as you may incur additional costs and/or face travel restrictions that will not be covered by your travel insurance.



The traffic light rules only dictate what you have to do on returning to England – so even if a country is on the green list, you still need to check your destination's entry requirements and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice for travelling there. If the Foreign Office has advised against travel to your destination and you still decide to travel, you will not be covered by any travel insurance policy you purchase.



A few insurers do offer cover If you are an essential traveller, however if you are in doubt or have any queries, please check the policy wording, or contact your chosen provider before purchasing.



Until dates have been set to permit non-essential international travel from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland it is important that you follow all the rules that apply to your country of residence.

Travel insurance for Pakistan

If you’re travelling to Pakistan, travel insurance helps cover any costs when you encounter problems during your trip. For example:

  • Emergency medical expenses and repatriation
  • Baggage and personal belongings
  • Cancellation and curtailment
  • Lost passport and money
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses

If you’re thinking of getting involved in extreme sports in Pakistan, you might need extra cover.

What travel insurance do I need for Pakistan?

Worldwide cover

Pakistan is usually covered in worldwide travel insurance, but certain providers may refuse to cover you if you travel to areas advised against by The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

Single or multi-trip?

If your holiday to Pakistan is likely to be your only trip this year, single-trip travel insurance will do. But if you’ve got several trips in the pipeline, annual travel insurance could save you time and money.

For example, our customers paid £66.54 on average for an annual travel insurance policy in 2020, but the average price for a single trip policy was £32.57.[2]

Pakistan travel advice

Here are some things you should know before you go to Pakistan:

  1. No-go regions

    The FCDO advises against all travel to several areas within Pakistan. If you travel to these areas, it’s unlikely that you’ll be covered under your travel insurance policy

  2. Protests

    Protest could happen anytime, anywhere in Pakistan. Avoid public demonstrations, public events and large crowds

  3. Terrorism risk

    Certain times of the year carry a higher risk of terrorist incidents. These include holy periods and religious holidays. You should also be extra vigilant in crowded, public areas like hotels, restaurants, airports, shopping malls and markets

  4. Ramadan

    If you are travelling to Pakistan during Ramadan, avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public during daylight hours

  5. Dress code

    Women and men must always dress modestly, covering their shoulders and legs. Women should also cover their heads when travelling in rural areas or when visiting mosques or other holy places

  6. LGBT

    Homosexuality is against in the law in Pakistan. The FCDO is a useful source of LGBT foreign travel advice

  7. Vaccinations

    You should confirm that all of your primary vaccines and boosters are up to date before travel. Additional vaccines you might consider include Hepatitis B and Rabies – take a look at the NHS’ Fit for Travel site for more information

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[2]Average price purchased data recorded by theidol.com between 1 January and 31 December 2020.

[3]Last checked 12 April 2021

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