Canada has improved overall travel advisory for most parts of Pakistan, said Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood.
The advisor took to twitter and wrote, “I am glad to share the good news that Canada has improved its overall travel advisory for most parts of Pakistan.”
He added that improved travel advisory will help to restore the confidence of Canadian investors, allowing them to explore investment opportunities in different industries in Pakistan.
“This will further improve once the COVID-19 restrictions are removed. This will help in promoting tourism and economic activities in Pakistan.”
He further wrote, “I wish to thank the Canadian High Commission for its support in this regard. Details may be seen at https://bit.ly/34hcFqu.”
Moreover, it will also encourage Canadian citizens to visit and explore different parts of Pakistan, resulting in a significant boost for the tourism industry.
The Commerce Adviser noted that Canadian investors and citizens will soon make their way to Pakistan once the Canadian government relaxes Coronavirus travel restrictions.
A quick look at the travel advisory shows that Justin Trudeau government has recommended avoiding non-essential travel outside Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For Pakistan, it advises against travel to the area within 50 kilometers of the border with Afghanistan, 10 km of the borders with China, India and Iran, as well as the Line of Control except for the Wagah Border and Khunjerab Pass.
It also advises against travel to Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Balochistan, a section of the Karakoram Highway from Mansehra to Chilas, via Battagram, Besham City, Dasu and Sazin. In KP, the Canadian government has recommended travel to Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Buner, Swat and Chitral.
It also advises against non-essential travel to Karachi ” due to violence and the risk of terrorism”. In particular, areas including Lyari, Malir, Quaidabad and Orangi Town.