Pakistan travel advisories

Pakistan Travel Advisories are Subjective

Pakistan Travel Advisory for foreigners, especially travel alerts for US citizens, are critically important to the economy of the country.

Where can I find Travel Advisory in Pakistan?

These Travel Advisories in the form of safety guidelines, warnings, Advice, or Alerts are splashed all over the internet on:-

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Bing
  •  Baidu
  • Yandex

Improving Pakistan Travel Warnings should be the top task of Diplomatic Corp.

Why is Travel Advisory for Pakistan Important?

Travel advisories are important for any country, not just Pakistan.

Poverty Alleviation

Foreigners visiting Pakistan are vital to alleviating poverty in beautiful far-flung areas of Pakistan.

Investor Confidence

  • As the saying goes, ‘today’s travelers are tomorrow’s investors’.

What better way to bring in vital investment than to showcase your gorgeous mountains?

Government’s Competence Barometer

This has been ignored by our incompetent governments.

Relations with Neighbours

To add insult to injury, Pakistan does not get along with most of our neighbors and the borders stay volatile.

Travel Advisory on Pakistan by USA

If that wasn’t enough Pakistan did not do the USA’s bidding then the global giant slap negative travel advisories on Pakistan as a punishment, for a situation created by the USA itself. All Western countries blindly follow the USA’s dictate.

Travel Advisory on Northern Areas of Pakistan

The only areas relatively clear of negative advisories are the Northern areas and Islamabad. That is barely 10% of the country.

Travelers Coming to Pakistan

So, where can Pakistan get its travelers from? The most likely sources are our neighbors. Oh, I just remembered we don’t do well with any of them. Let’s discuss each of them:-

Iran Tourists

No one would be coming over because they don’t like the way Pakistan has been playing second fiddle to Saudi Arabia and creating problems for them. Also, they are under sanctions and would not want their already dicey passport to be dealt a death knell by visiting Pakistan.

Indian Tourists

A big no–no. An existential threat to Pakistan would never allow their citizens to step foot in a country they are trying at every forum to destabilize and the core reason is acceptance of the Muslim way of life by the Racist Hindu majority in India.

Afghanistan Tourists

Next in line is Afghanistan. The name says it all. Pakistan already has 3 million illegals, why would we want more

Chinese Travelers

Last is China, but they are beyond the 8000-meter-high mountain ranges the Karakorum up north. Also, there is no positive advisory pasted all across the internet, like the Westerners have done with a negative one.

Pakistan Travel Advisory by Allied Countries

In fact none of the Pakistani allies like:-

  • Turkey
  • Malaysia
  • Saudi Arabia

have positive advisories posted on the internet, for random people to go over.

Just take a look at these damning travel advisories of Western Countries ( Effective from 18th February 2020) and there is no chance for any gora to set foot here. 

USA Travel Advisory on Pakistan 

Here is the Big Daddy himself, USA: Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Do Not Travel to Baluchistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province (FATA), due to terrorism and kidnapping. In the vicinity of the Line of Control due to terrorism and the potential for armed conflict. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Pakistan. And Pakistan acts like a puppy dog for the USA every time.

Canada Travel Advisory on Pakistan

This is Canada’s advisory for Pakistan: Avoid non-essential travel to Pakistan with exceptions (Islamabad). The security situation is unpredictable. There is a threat of terrorist attacks, kidnapping, and sectarian violence.

Avoid all travel to:

  • Within 10 km of all international borders, except the Wagah
  • Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Baluchistan
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, including Swat, the city of Peshawar, Khyber, North Waziristan and South Waziristan.

United Kingdom Travel Advisory on Pakistan

This is UK’s advisory to their own people: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

  • Khyber-PakhtoonKhwa Province (KPK) formerly known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
  • The districts of Charsadda, Kohat, Tank, Bannu, Lakki, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Buner and Lower Dir in Khyber-PakhtoonKhwa (where are they going to get their weed from?)
  • Peshawar and Chitral road via the Lowari Pass
  • Baluchistan province but excluding the southern coast of Baluchistan
  • Kara Koram Highway or KKH from Mansehra to Chilas, via Battagram, Besham City, Dasu, and Sazin (we go there every month, but white people are special)
  • Vicinity of the Line of Control.

Germany Pakistan Travel Advisory

This is Germany’s travel advisory; Partial warning: Safety – partial travel warning

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa / ex-FATA (Federally Administrated Tribal Areas) and Baluchistan and travel along the “Line of Control” (LoC).

Travel Advisory on Pakistan by Australia

Australia, a country of spoilt white people, riding USA’s protection says: Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan due to the security situation and high threat of terrorist attack, kidnapping, and violence.

Pakistan Ranking on Travel Prospects

This is an advisory travel site that ranks countries travel prospects because of advisories and they rank Pakistan at a borderline 3.6 out 5, not to travel.

Travel Advisory or Arm Twisting?

So, Pakistan has to arm-twist the Westerners to ease off the travel advisories or else the smaller countries would also not let their people leave for Pakistan.

Social Media Influencers are not effective

A trickle of social media influencers will not help.

The alternative is to forget the westerner and concentrate on internal tourism, which is thankfully booming.

Conclusion

Pakistan needs Western travelers, as the country’s people are desperate for some income to run their homes. Since negative travel advisories on Pakistan are because Pakistan’s corrupt elite tries to play power games in the world that it cannot handle and is also not elected by the people, it would be extremely unfair to the Pakistani people to be slapped with a travel ban 

 

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