Level 3 travel advisory issued by US government for Pakistan

The United States government has issued a Level-3 travel advisory for Pakistan advising US citizens to reconsider travelling to the country amid COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Pakistan due to COVID-19. The Government of Pakistan has lifted stay-at-home orders and allowed the resumption of intercity domestic travel and mass transit services in most cities,” read the statement issued by US State Department.

Furthermore, the advisory also advised US citizens to abstain from travelling to Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province and tribal areas due to terrorism and kidnapping threats.

“Do not travel to Balochistan province. Active terrorist groups, an active separatist movement, sectarian conflicts, and deadly terrorist attacks against civilians,” read the advisory.

“Assassination and kidnapping attempts are common, including the targeting of polio eradication teams,” it added.

Furthermore, US government has also advised its citizens to not travel to India-Pakistan border (LOC), citing cross-border shelling and violence threats due to strong military presence on both sides of the border.