Location: Pakistan (across the country)
Event: Update # 42 – Commercial Air Options, May 27 and 28
Qatar Airways announced three commercial flights departing from Pakistan for Doha (Hamad International Airport) on May 27 and 28 with further services available in several places in the United States. This flight is regulated solely by Qatar Airways and is not related to the U.S. government. U.S. mission to Pakistan cannot help in booking this flight, and seats must be booked directly with the airline or travel arranger of your choice.
The following flights are available for bookings with Qatar Airways:
May 27th QR 633 Islamabad to Doha
May 27th QR 601 Multan to Doha
May 28th QR 633 Islamabad to Doha
Hamad International Airport (HIA) remains open for transit flights. U.S. Citizens transit in HIA must have a connecting flight that departs less than 24 hours after their arrival to Doha and is not permitted to enter Qatar.
The Pakistani government approved limited domestic flight operations from five major airports – Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. If you want to take advantage of one of Qatar Airways flights, but it is not located in Islamabad or Multan, you might be able to find a domestic flight to facilitate your departure.
U.S. mission to Pakistan has no plans to arrange U.S. government charter flights additional to the United States. U.S. Citizens those who want to leave Pakistan are encouraged to consider these commercial flights or continue to monitor flight availability because additional flights may be available.
Actions to be taken:
· Register at Smart Traveler Registration Program (STEP) to receive alerts and updates in the future.
· Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have COVID-19.
· Review it The latest CDC recommendationsto reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.
· Monitor flight availability.
· Visit Department of Homeland Security websiteabout the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
· Review it Embassy’s webpage on COVID-19 for specific information on Pakistan.
· Visit the Department of Foreign Affairs Information page COVID-19 for the latest information.
U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan
+ (92) (51) 201-4000
US Consulate General A. Karachi
+ (92) (21) 3527 5000
US Consulate General A. Lahore
+ (92) (42) 3603 4000
US Consulate A. Peshawar
+ (92) (91) 526 8800
Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Country Information of Pakistan
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