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Pakistan


Risk Summary

Pakistan is a high-risk security environment for business travellers and expatriates. Terrorism is a serious threat across the country; foreigners have been targeted in attacks, including in the capital Islamabad, while regular militant operations against government and security force targets pose a significant indirect risk nationwide. Fighting between tribal militias, insurgents and the security forces has destabilised large parts of the country, particularly border areas with Afghanistan.

Crime rates are particularly high in Karachi, Hyderabad (both Sindh province) and rural areas of Sindh; there are also high levels of banditry in rural Sindh. Sectarian tensions between Shia and Sunni Muslim communities can result in sporadic bomb attacks and rioting, particularly in Quetta (Balochistan province), parts of Punjab province and Karachi. Anti-government protests are common, some of which descend into violence or are extremely disruptive.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Pakistan
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Japanese encephalitisVaccine is recommended for people who will
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PolioTo protect themselves from polio, all travellers
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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