Pakistan travel advisories

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Safety Information
Travel advisories Updated on Jan. 31, 2023, 4:16 a.m.
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Evacuate country & do not travel

The following information has been provided by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The information is subject to change without notice. This is not a comprehensive list, and you are urged to check the most up-to-date information and details.

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Entry information for travelers from Japan

Post-arrival restrictions

Jan. 27, 2023, 9:41 a.m.

Passengers over the age of 12 who board international flights arriving in Pakistan must have completed the required number of corona vaccinations (the type of vaccine is not specified). (Except for those who are advised to do so and in possession of such certificate.)

Passengers over the age of 12 who have not completed the required number of COVID-19 vaccinations will be required to present a negative PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

COVID-19 risks

Oct. 19, 2022, midnight

In light of the general improvement in the global infection situation and the fact that the G7 countries have already canceled the designation of levels by country and region, all the new coronavirus infectious disease risk information was issued on October 19. The world is uniformly set to level 1 (please be careful).

Aug. 24, 2022, midnight

On August 24, the infectious disease risk information for 41 countries was changed from level 3 (recommendation to avoid travel) to level 2 (please refrain from non-essential travel), and the infectious disease risk information for 55 countries/regions was changed to level 2. The level has been lowered from (Please refrain from unnecessary and non-urgent travel) to Level 1 (Please be careful).

July 25, 2022, midnight

On July 23, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global outbreak of monkeypox a "public health emergency of international concern." According to the WHO, more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox infection in 75 countries and regions have been reported so far, and the infection is spreading worldwide.

July 1, 2022, midnight

Although the infection status of the new corona varies depending on the situation in each country and region, the risk of death and aggravation has decreased, and deregulation at the water's edge and in Japan has also been seen, especially in countries where vaccination is progressing worldwide. I'm on the way. Based on these trends, the infectious disease risk information level is now available after comprehensively considering the actual conditions of each country / region, such as the status of infection, vaccination status, infectious disease control / medical system, and status of various measures in each country / region. Was reviewed.

May 26, 2022, midnight

Although the infection status of the new corona varies depending on the situation in each country and region, the number of new infections and deaths is declining worldwide, and the risk of death and aggravation is mainly in countries where vaccination is progressing. Is declining, and regulations are being relaxed at the water's edge and in Japan. Based on these trends, the infectious disease risk information level is now available after comprehensively considering the actual conditions of each country / region, such as the status of infection, vaccination status, infectious disease control / medical system, and status of various measures in each country / region. Was reviewed.

April 1, 2022, midnight

The level of infectious disease risk information should be reviewed after comprehensively considering the actual situation of each country / region, such as the number of newly infected people in each country / region, vaccination status, infectious disease control / medical system, and status of various measures. It was made. As a result, infectious disease risk information has been reduced from Level 3 "Recommendation for suspension of travel" to Level 2 "Please stop unnecessary and unurgent travel" in 106 countries.

Nov. 29, 2021, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please be informed and try to prevent the infection.

Aug. 13, 2021, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please obtain the latest information and try to prevent the infection.

May 18, 2021, midnight

Coronavirus infections are still spreading worldwide, with more than 160 million confirmed infections and more than 3 million deaths worldwide. Although the number of infected people is decreasing in North America and Europe, the situation continues to require caution, such as the remarkable spread of infection in South Asia.
Based on this situation, the infectious disease risk information level in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Saint Lucia, Thailand, East Timor, and Mongolia has been newly set to Level 2 by comprehensively considering various situations including the deterioration of the infection situation. "Please stop unnecessary and unurgent travel" has been raised to Level 3 "Travel Cancellation Recommendation".

Oct. 30, 2020, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please obtain the latest information and try to prevent the infection.

Local and national news

Information for the past 30 days.

Outbreaks of monkeypox (mpox) (outbreaks in multiple countries) (18)

Jan. 20, 2023, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. Situation of the outbreak On July 23, 2018, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared the global spread of monkeypox (mpox) to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). On July 25, 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a level 1 infectious disease risk information for monkeypox (mpox) to the world. Since then, the infection has continued to spread, and after the first case of infection was reported in Japan on July 25, 2018, nine cases of infection have been reported by January 19, 2019.

Review of Border Measures for People Entering and Returning from China (Part 3) (Applicable from January 12, 2023)

Jan. 9, 2023, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. On January 9, the details of the review of border measures regarding the novel coronavirus were announced. Temporary measures such as immigration inspections and presentation of negative pre-departure test certificates are currently being implemented for people entering and returning from China. ), the following is a summary of additional measures that will be applied.

All persons entering Japan on direct passenger flights from Macau will be required to submit a negative test certificate taken within 72 hours before departure, and all immigration tests will be conducted.

Review of Border Measures for People Entering and Returning from China (Part 2) (Applicable from January 8, 2023)

Jan. 4, 2023, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
On January 4, the details of the review of border measures regarding the novel coronavirus were announced. Below is an outline of the temporary measures that will be applied to people entering and returning from China after 0:00 a.m. on January 8 (Japan time).

1. Immigration inspection for those who have traveled to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) (within 7 days) and those who have traveled directly from China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) from December 30th. Change the method of immigration inspection to antigen quantification or PCR inspection.

Implementation of "Review of Border Measures" dated December 27, 2022 (applied from December 30, 2022)

Dec. 29, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. 2. of "Review of Border Measures" dated December 27, 2022. In implementing the above, if the airline company can confirm that there is no person who has traveled to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) (within 7 days) for direct passenger flights from Hong Kong and Macau, It is also possible to arrive at New Chitose Airport, Fukuoka Airport, and Naha Airport.

Raising attention to the security situation following the termination of the ceasefire by the Pakistan-Taliban Movement (TTP) in Pakistan

Dec. 28, 2022, midnight spot information
● On November 28, the Pakistan Taliban Movement (TTP) declared the termination of the ceasefire agreement with the Pakistani government that had been in place since June. Immediately after the declaration, on November 30, a suicide bomber attacked a police vehicle in Quetta, Balochistan, killing four people and injuring more than 25 people. A suicide bomber also killed one police officer and injured several others.
●The US Embassy in Pakistan has issued a warning on its website regarding the possibility that an attack targeting Americans is being planned at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.

Review of Border Measures for People Entering and Returning from China (Applicable from December 30, 2022)

Dec. 27, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
On December 27th, the details of the review of border measures regarding the new coronavirus infection were announced. Below is an overview of the temporary measures that will be applied after 12:00 a.m. (Japan time) on December 30.

1. Implementation of immigration inspection All immigrants who have traveled to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) (within 7 days) will undergo an immigration inspection. In addition, immigration inspections will be carried out on all people entering the country on direct flights from China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau).

Travel advisories from local embassies and consulates

Information from the past two weeks.

Notice from the Embassy (Alert regarding the terrorist bombing that occurred at a mosque in Peshawar, KP)

Jan. 30, 2023, 7:10 p.m.
【ポイント】

〇KP州ペシャワール市内のPolice Lines内のモスクにおいて爆発が発生し、多数の死傷者が出ています。
〇報道によると、「容疑者が礼拝中のモスクに入り自爆した」とのことです。警察は、市内全域の警戒を強化するとともに捜査を開始しています。
○つきましては、在留邦人の皆様におかれましては、同モスク付近には絶対に近づかないとともに、以下の注意事項を参考に、ご自身及びご家族の安全に十分配慮した行動を心掛けていただきますようお願いします。特に、銃器の発射音等を耳にした場合や、トラブル等不審な点を感じた場合には、身の安全を確保しながら直ちにその場から速やかに離れるようお願いします。
(1)当地の各種報道等より最新の安全情報を入手するようにし、安全な行動を心掛ける。
(2)攻撃の標的となりやすい場所(政府機関、軍・警察等治安当局施設(含む車両)、検問所、宗教関連施設、宗教行事開催場所、報道機関等)には出来るだけ近づかないようにし、その他の場所(有名ホテルやファースト・フード店を含む欧米関連施設、レストランやマーケット等)での用事についても、短時間で効率的に行なうように心掛け、常に周囲の状況に注意を払い、不審な状況を察知した場合には、速やかにその場から離れるようにする。
(3)抗議活動や集会が行われている場所には、決して近づかない。
(4)移動途中等に集会等に遭遇した場合には、速やかにその場から離れる。
(5)喧嘩やトラブルとなっている場所から速やかに離脱する。
○ 大使館への緊急時の連絡先
  緊急時の連絡先:051-9072500

Renewal of caution regarding terrorism, etc.

Jan. 24, 2023, 10:45 p.m.
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1. Since November 28, 2022, the Islamist militant group "Pakistan Taliban Movement (TTP)" has declared an end to the ceasefire signed with the government and issued a statement calling on militant groups to resume attacks across Pakistan. Attacks on military and security agencies have occurred in parts of Pakistan, mainly in the Afghanistan border area.
2 On November 30, shortly after the declaration, four people were killed and more than 25 injured when a police vehicle guarding a polio vaccination campaign team was targeted in the Valeri district of Quetta, Balochistan. A suicide bomber has occurred.
3. On December 23, a suicide bombing occurred at a checkpoint for vehicles entering Islamabad from Rawalpindi in Islamabad's I-10/4 district, killing and injuring several police officers.
4 Terrorism, which had been on a downward trend since 2014, has shown a slight upward trend since last year. doing.
5. To all Japanese residents, please pay attention to the spot information announced on December 28, 2022. Please keep in mind.
(1) Stay away from places that are likely to be targets of terrorist attacks (government agencies, security facilities such as military and police, checkpoints, religious facilities, etc.) and other places (restaurants, markets, large commercial facilities, etc.) etc.), be aware that they may become a target of terrorism, try to do it efficiently in a short time, always pay attention to the surrounding situation, and if you detect a suspicious situation, promptly keep away from the scene.
(2) Obtain the latest safety information from various reports.
(3) Never approach places where religious events and gatherings are held.
(4) If you encounter a meeting, etc., while traveling, leave the place promptly.
6. In addition to the points to be noted above, please refer to the website below for reference information such as wide-area information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for safe stay in the area.

○ This museum's "Twitter for safety information distribution"
https://twitter.com/CGJapanKRC_SFT
○ Website of the museum
http://www.kr.pk.emb-japan.go.jp/j/
○ Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety Information Website (Pakistan)
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/info/pcinfectionspothazardinfo_011.html#ad-image-0
○ Emergency contact information Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi Telephone (+92-21) 3522-0800~11

[Contact]
Consulate General of Japan in Karachi Phone: 021-3522-0800~11 FAX: 021-3522-0820
Email: japan.consulate.karachi@kr.mofa.go.jp

Notice from the Embassy

Jan. 24, 2023, 7:20 p.m.
On November 28, 2022, the Islamic armed group "Pakistan Taliban Movement (TTP)" declared the end of the ceasefire signed with the government and issued a statement calling on the armed groups to resume attacks throughout Pakistan.・Terrorism has occurred throughout Pakistan, including Pakhtunkhwa Province (KP Province). On November 30, shortly after the declaration, a suicide bomber targeted a police car guarding a polio vaccination campaign team in the Valeri district of Quetta, Balochistan, killing four people and injuring more than 25 others. Terrorism has occurred. Also, on December 23, a suicide bombing occurred at a checkpoint for vehicles entering Islamabad from Rawalpindi in Islamabad's I-10/4 district, killing and injuring several police officers.
Terrorism, which had been on the decline since 2014, has been on the rise since last year. We are stepping up security.
To all Japanese residents, please pay attention to the spot information announced on December 28, 2022 (Awareness regarding the security situation following the termination of the TTP ceasefire in Pakistan). Please keep in mind.
(1) Locations that are likely to be targets of terrorist attacks (government agencies, security facilities such as the military and police,
Checkpoints, religious facilities, etc.), and understand that other places (restaurants, markets, large commercial facilities, etc.) can also be targets of terrorism, Always pay attention to your surroundings, and if you detect a suspicious situation, leave the area immediately.
(2) Obtain the latest safety information from various reports.
(3) Never approach places where religious events and gatherings are held.
(4) If you encounter a meeting, etc., while traveling, leave the place promptly.
○Our website:
http://www.pk.emb-japan.go.jp/indexjp.htm
○Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety Website (Pakistan):
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/info/pcinfectionspothazardinfo_011.html#ad-image-0
○Residence registration and registration with "Tabiregi" Before traveling abroad, please be sure to inform your family, friends, workplace, etc. of your schedule and contact information at your travel destination, just in case. If you plan to stay in Japan for more than 3 months, be sure to submit a residence report in case of an emergency.
http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/toko/todoke/zairyu/index.html
Also, if you are traveling or on a business trip for less than 3 months, please register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Travel Registration "Tabiregi" so that you can receive information on safety at any time during your stay abroad.
(See https://www.ezairyu.mofa.go.jp/tabireg/# for details)