Finally, Pakistan has opened its door to people for tourists and investors from all over the world. Pakistan’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad in a press conference told that 5 countries will be offered visa-on-arrival in Pakistan.
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan in the first phase of new visa policy has mentioned the following 5 countries.
- United Kingdom
The list of visa-on-arrival in Pakistan does not end here. Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad further told that another 45 countries will be added in the next phase. The people from the countries mentioned above can travel to Pakistan and can stay up to 30 days. Moreover, this decision by the government will positively effect visa-free countries for Pakistani citizens in the near future.
According to Chaudhry Fawad, “The basic aim is that we should not see Pakistan in the perspective of a security state and open the country for the world.”
He further told that the main reason behind the new visa scheme is to promote tourism in Pakistan and foreign trade.
Back in January 2019, the PTI government had made the decision to offer visa-on-arrival in Pakistan to 50 countries. Furthermore, it was decided that nearly 175 countries will be offered e-Visa to Pakistan.
He further said that “Tourists can visit anywhere in Pakistan and need no NOC (No Objection Certificate) anymore.”
In addition to this, the duration of student visa of Pakistan and Diplomatic visa is extended from 1 year to 3 years, respectively. On the other side, the duration for religious activity visa is still valid for 45 days.
Good News for Tourist Groups to Pakistan
With the introduction of the new visa policy of Pakistan, the tourists travelling in the form of group to Pakistan can now visit without any restrictions.
Benefits of Visa-on-arrival in Pakistan 2019
Below are the main benefits of the new visa regime:
- Pakistan will offer e-Visa to 175 countries in future.
- Visa-on-arrival for 50 countries in the next phase.
- Work Visa to Pakistan will be soon available for foreigners.
- 5-year Multiple Visit Visa for Families visiting Pakistan.
- On-arrival visa for Sikhs to Pakistan who holds Canadian or British Passport.
- 2 to 3 year Student Visa.
Finally, hope you like the new visa policy of Pakistan in 2019. What changes to do you want to see in the coming phase? Do let us know in the comment section below