Pakistan moves up six places in global tourism index

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has made a big jump on International Travel and Tourism Development Index by moving up six places as per the latest report released by World Economic Forum. The 2021 edition of the Travel and Tourism Development Index includes

FM Qureshi urges Spanish govt to review Pakistan’s travel advisory

MADRID: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the Spanish government to review the travel advisory for Pakistan, following remarkable improvement in law and order situation in the country. He was talking to his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Albares in

UK eases Covid travel curbs, scraps pre-departure tests

LONDON: The UK government announced changes on Wednesday to Covid travel rules for England, scrapping the need for visitors to have pre-departure tests and quarantine on arrival until they have tested negative. The new arrangements under which arrivals will be

Train accident

The tragic accident in Ghotki is another reminder that train travel remains unsafe in Pakistan due to the negligence and incompetence of railway authorities. At least 40 people lost their lives and over a hundred were injured when two express

Pak-China border via Khunjerab pass reopens for trade, travel

GILGIT: Pakistan and China on Monday opened the Khunjerab Pass route for trade and travel activities after a prolonged closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. As per details, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Pak-China Division in a letter to the Gilgit

US adds 116 countries to its ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory list

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list, putting the UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others on the list, citing a “very high level

British MPs write to Boris Johnson over Pakistan ‘Red List’ travel ban

LONDON: Around 50 British parliamentarians have signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urgently answer why Pakistan and Bangladesh have been added to the “Red List” countries. The letter has been written by Yasmin Qureshi, a British-Pakistani

Pakistan bans travellers from 12 countries as COVID-19 spikes

ISLAMABAD: Amidst a spike in the Covid-19 cases during the third wave of the pandemic, Civil Aviation Authority has updated its travel advisory for international travellers restricting travel from Category C countries. The Civil Aviation Authority modified the list of

CAA extends travel restrictions on passengers till March 14

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has extended advisory for travel restrictions on passengers arriving from foreign countries till March 14. In a statement, the authority said that instructions regarding standard operating procedures  (SOPs) issued on December 31, 2020 must

Saudi Arabia to lift travel restrictions after Jan 1

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will completely lift restrictions on citizens leaving and returning to the Kingdom and allowing the opening of land, sea and airports after January 1, 2021. The Saudi government will soon announce a plan to gradually resume Umrah

Google Maps adds new alerts about COVID-19 travel restrictions

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is adding features on its Maps service to alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions to help them navigate around cities emerging from the pandemic. The update would provide “relevant alerts” and mandatory precautions allowing users plan their

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends travel from Pakistan, other countries

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended travel of citizens and residents and halted flights with Pakistan and other countries amid coronavirus fear, state news agency Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The decision came after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the

Nawaz’s cardiac operation delayed due to Maryam’s absence: Shehbaz

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the health situation of Nawaz Sharif remains serious and that they have to defer medical procedures twice because of the absence of Maryam Nawaz. The PML-N president said

Travel advisory eased

The United Kingdom has relaxed its travel advisory to Pakistan paving the way for international tourism to the country. The British government has stated that  the security situation in Pakistan has improved considerably following actions by the government and security

US issues travel advisory for Asian polio-endemic countries

ISLAMABAD: After an epidemic of the crippling disease, the United States has created a Level 2 travel warning to polio-endemic Asian countries including Pakistan. On the advice of its Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deter the spread

WHO extends travel bans on Pakistan for another three months

LAHORE: Upset by repeated outbreaks of type 2 poliovirus resulting from vaccines in all provinces and troubling rise in cases of type 1 wild poliovirus (WP1), the World Health Organization (WHO) has screwed Pakistan by increasing the country’s travel restrictions

Canadian traveller Rosie Gabrielle converts to Islam after Pakistan visit

Canadian traveller Rosie Gabrielle, who spent over a year travelling extensively across Pakistan, has announced that she has converted to Islam. Taking to social media site Instagram, Gabrielle shared what led her to this big decision in her life. “This

Police arrest two human smugglers in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Police on Wednesday conducted a raid and arrested a travel agent allegedly sending people abroad on counterfeit visas and documents. Police received reliable sources and arrested an agent named Ehsan Raza s/o Ghulam Rasool and a resident of Gujrat

Maryam Nawaz approaches LHC to remove her name from ECL

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz on Saturday approached the Lahore High Court (LHC)  to remove her name from Exit Control List (ECL). The counsel for Maryam Nawaz filed the petition which states she wishes to travel

Govt not to appeal court verdict allowing Nawaz to travel abroad

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided not to appeal a court verdict that allowed former premier Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad on medical grounds. Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem announced it during a press

India requests Pakistan to allow Modi fly through its airspace

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has been requested by India formally to allow the plane of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use its airspace during the journey to New York on Wednesday. New Delhi has requested Pakistan to use its airspace