Security and health
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Pakistan. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.
If travelling to remote or rural areas it is advisable to register your travel plans with the Australian High Commission in Islamabad.
It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are / are not included in their policy.
It is also recommended that Australian travellers consult Smartraveller to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.
Only drink bottled water (referred to locally as mineral water). It is acceptable to ask the waiter to break the seal on the bottle in front of you.