UK warns citizens against Pakistan travel

In Local
April 13, 2024

Britain has included Pakistan in a list of 24 countries declared as extremely dangerous for travel and instructed its citizens not to visit these countries, according to an advisory issued by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

Updated on Friday, the travel advice warned the UK citizens against all travels to parts of Pakistan, adding that its previous update of the advisory on January 24 2024, were still valid.

According to an international media report, the UK has declared 24 countries as extremely dangerous for travel, also including Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Sudan, Lebanon, Israel, Belarus and Palestine in the list of the most dangerous countries for travel.

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The list already includes Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Haiti, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Niger, North Korea, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

The FCDO said in a statement that these countries were included in the list based on crime, war, terrorism, disease, extreme weather, natural disasters and potential threats to tourists.

“British nationals are advised to only travel to these countries if absolutely necessary, to take all necessary precautions and to give advance notice before departure,” it added.

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