Pakistan is the perennial ‘next big thing in world of tourism’! What else can be the fate of a country whose incredible charms and delights are overshadowed by political and social chaos?
In spite of all the dangers and risks involved, a number of Britons look to plan Pakistan holidays to explore a region that is so unique and to unravel a culture that is so radiant!
Britons who are itching to book flights to Pakistan must pay heed to the following travel advice to ensure that their holidays in Pakistan are not marred by any sort of unpleasant incident or event.
British passport holders planning a trip to Pakistan must apply for a visa. Visa is obligatory for British travellers visiting Pakistan. Any visa violation will result in fine or detention. Britons must ensure that their passports are valid for a minimum of 6 months at the time of visa application.
Main Pakistan Gateways
Pakistan features three major gateways – Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. Flights to Pakistan from the UK are most likely to land at any of these three cities.
Jinnah International Airport is Pakistan’s largest international airport. The airport is located 15 km northeast of Karachi’s city centre and is served by a number of major global airlines like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Singapore Airlines. Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport is second busiest airport in the country. It is located 18km southeast of the city and features most modern services and amenities. Benazir Bhutto International Airport is another major airport in the country and is located 8km southeast of the city.
As far as boarding cheap flights to Pakistan from UK is concerned, London Heathrow is the most popular option. There are better chances of travellers finding cheap tickets on flights to Pakistan from Heathrow than perhaps any other airport in the UK as different flight options are available from London Heathrow.
Health and Safety Tips
It is no good denying the fact that terrorism is a major concern in Pakistan. It is perhaps the most potent hindrance in the blossoming of the country as a top holiday destination. In the words of FCO – “There is a high threat from terrorism and sectarian violence throughout Pakistan.” Places popular among tourists have not been spared. Tourists must be aware of their surroundings.
Before boarding flights to Pakistan, travellers must ensure that they are medically fit and their vaccinations are all up to date.
Pakistan faces frequent floods and this augments the risks of different water-borne diseases. Travellers must take care of that.
British travellers who are planning Pakistan tour must check out the latest travel advice offered by Foreign and Commonwealth Office at http://www.fco.gov.uk