What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Pakistan?

  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • Also consult with medical professional and visit the website on centre for disease control & prevention
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Pakistan.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Pakistan:

  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Rabies- especially for those who is visiting rural areas
  • Yellow fever
  • Japanese encephalitis- especially for those who are staying there for more than one month
  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B


Other health risks: Malaria, dengue and chikungunya.


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Pakistan?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Ambulance services are very limited in urban centres.
  • Medicare facilities are adequate in large cities.
  • Always carry some cash for emergency and some hospitals accept only cash in advance.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Pakistan and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Pakistan.

Health tips while travelling to Pakistan:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Pakistan. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Pakistan.

Also Read: Customs followed in Pakistan

Last update on February 2, 11:22 am by Nidhi S.