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Pakistan Travel Requirements


Pakistani Rupee (PRe, singular; PRs, plural) = 100 paisa. Notes are in denominations of PRs1000, 500, 100, 50, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are in denominations of PRs2 and 1, and 50, 25 and 10 paisa.

Credit cards
American Express is the most widely accepted card. MasterCard, Diners Club and Visa have more limited use.

Travelers cheques
Generally accepted at most banks, hotels and major shops. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take travelers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.

Currency restrictions
The import and export of local currency is limited to PRs100 in denominations of PRs10 or less. The import of foreign currency is unlimited; the export of foreign currency is limited to US$2000 per family unless declared on arrival.

Is required by all except:
a)Transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft, provided they are holding onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport.

Duty Free
The following items may be imported into Pakistan without incurring customs duty:
a)200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500g of tobacco.
b)250ml of perfume and eau de toilette.

The import of alcohol, matches, plants, fruit and vegetables is prohibited. While the export of antiques is prohibited.

Getting There
By Air:
Pakistan's national airline is Pakistan International Airlines (PK), linking Pakistan with 47 destinations around the world.

By Sea:
The major port is Karachi (Kemari). It is both Pakistan's and Afghanistan's port for goods.

By Rail:
The train systems have sheduled links from around the country.

By Road:
Ther is linked roads to and around the country.

Getting Around
By Air:
Most domestic services are operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PK).

By Rail:
A legacy of British rule is Pakistan's extensive rail network. The main line, from Karachi to Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar, has several daytime and overnight trains.

By Road:
Traffic drives on the left. The highway network between cities is well-maintained.

Regular services run between most towns and villages. Lahore-Rawalpindi-Peshawar has an hourly service. Air-conditioned coaches/buses are recommended for long distances. Advance booking is advised.

b)Car hire:
Available in major cities, as well as at Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi airports. An International Driving Permit is required.


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