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Pakistan is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the northeast. Pakistan is the site of several ancient cultures and has many cultural and historical sites to visit.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Pakistan
Upon arrival in Pakistan, visitors must go through the visa procedure with immigration authorities. Tourists are generally granted a 30-day visa when they provide proof of a return ticket and sufficient funds to cover their stay in Pakistan.
Things/Items Allowed into Pakistan
Travelers are allowed to bring in without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes or 50 cigars and 1/4 liter of eau de toilette. The import of alcohol is prohibited, and pets must have a health certificate.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Pakistan
• More than 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 1/2 pound of tobacco
Things/Items Forbidden into Pakistan
• Animals and Plants
Voice of Travelers to Pakistan
Comfortable Seating, Good Crew
I took a flight from London to Islamabad. I was welcomed by smart looking staff from Pakistan. The plane was clean and the seats comfortable with pillows on each seat along with blankets. In-flight entertainment was ready before the flight even took off. When the lunch arrived, they had a menu with options. Once we finished with the food the staff offered drinks and tidied everything. After a few hours we were offered a tasty and fresh snack along with a lemon tart and tea. This certainly changed my perception of Pakistan.
What a Pleasant Surprise
First time with Pakistan Air flying from Dubai to Faisalabad. What a pleasant surprise. Excellent cabin crew, a complete meal served on a 1hr40 min flight, and on time. Henceforth I'll make Pakistan Air my carrier of choice whenever I travel to Pakistan. Generally a very good airline for the budget. Air ticket was a very low price. Keep up the good work.
Simply the best!
Pakistan Air is so far one of the best airlines that I have traveled with. Flight attendants are very polite and attentive, the food is great, the bathrooms in the economy class are always clean and have free toiletries. Pakistan customer service over the phone is great. Air ticket check-in was fast and easy. I only have compliments! We would use it again with no hesitation in Pakistan. Thanks.
Pakistan Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What food should I try in Pakistan?
A. Many dishes in Pakistan use a variety of spices and are not only healthy but also delicious. Among the hundreds of unique dishes in Pakistan, the chappli kabab and nargisi koftay are most recommended. The chappli kabab is mincemeat cooked with onions, garlic, coriander, chili, tomatoes and other spices. This is often served with naan and makes for a light, yet filling snack. The nargisi koftay is a dish with a whole egg inside a meatball. These stuffed meatballs are fried until golden brown and then cooked in curry.
Q.What is there to do in Pakistan?
A. Pakistan is home to not only historical and cultural sites, but also great natural wonders. Ayun valley, Gorak Hill, Gojal valley and Naltar valley are the most popular destinations for nature sightseeing. If you prefer to stay in the city, cities such as Lahore offer everything from local markets and gardens to historical sites and unique architecture.
Pakistan - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Faisalabad International Airport • Jeddah Airport(Saudi Arabia)
• Kuala Lumpur Airport(Malaysia)
• Huizhou Pingtan Airport(China)
• Haneda Airport (Japan)
Airports handling direct flights to Benazir Bhutto International Airport • ATATURK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ISTANBUL)
• Birmingham International Airport (USA)
• Manchester Airport (UK)
Airports handling direct flights to Jinnah International Airport • King Abdulaziz International Airport (Saudi Arabia)
• Kuching International Airport (Malaysia)
• Hong Kong International Airport (Hong Kong)
• Changchun Longjia International Airport (China)
Airports handling direct flights to Allama Iqbal International Airport • Bacolod-Silay International Airport (Philippines)
• Kansai International Airport (Japan)
• Ancona Falconara Airport (Italy)
• Beijing Capital International Airport(China)
Flight Routes to Pakistan
Over 550 airlines travel to Pakistan via its four international airports. Many flights have layovers at Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia but it is also possible to book a direct flight from China, Japan, the US or the UK.