VISA-FREE AND VISA ON ARRIVAL COUNTRIES FOR PAKISTANIS

Pakistani passport travel without visa countries list

Having a Pakistani passport and being bitten by travel bug ensures your life will never be easy. For starters there is only 6 countries in the entire wide world we can travel to without obtaining any kind of visa either from before or online or on arrival. Only SIX! There are however 22 countries we can fly to without a visa, but will have to obtain it on arrival, i.e. at the airport. That too in many cases is not easy. This makes it a total of 27 countries; but many of the countries/islands are so remote or expensive to fly to, that you will realise they barely come into our consideration when planning the itinerary.

In case you are planning to travel visa free, here goes the list:

VISA ON ARRIVAL

This is a list of countries where you can just fly off to any time, without worrying about the visa, only keeping handy the documents they will ask you for when you arrive. However some exceptions have been marked with an * and explained at the bottom.

ASIA
1. Cambodia* (can also apply online here)
2. Maldives
3. Nepal

AFRICA
4. Kenya* (can also apply online here)
5. Uganda (can also apply online here)
6. Tanzania*
7. Seychelles
8. Comoros
9. Djibouti
10. Madagascar
11. Mozambique
12. Togo
13. Cape Verde
14. Guinea Bissau
15. Mauritania
16. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

OCEANIA
17. Tuvalu
18. Timor Leste
19. Palau
20. Samoa

CARIBEAN
21. Nicaragua

VISA FREE

CARRIBEAN
22. Dominica
23. Haiti
24. St Vincent & Grenadine
25. Trinidad & Tobago

OCEANIA
26. Micronesia
27. Vanuatu

While the list above is officially true, keep in mind there are some countries who will give you trouble even on visa on arrival.

For example, Cambodia. Repeatedly, travellers from Pakistan have reported being thoroughly inquired at the airport at the immigration stop even when they had visa before landing. It is thus advised to get Cambodia visa before hand. You can do that easily at the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok or by applying online. In general, any country that give an e-visa facility, it is highly advised to not go for visa-on-arrival, because with a Pakistani passport you can never be sure of the treatment you will receive when at a foreign airport.

Also, Tanzania. If you want to fly straight to Tanzania from any airport in Pakistan, the airline might require an ‘Okay To Board’. For the ‘okay to board’ stamp, you might need to get an ‘invitation letter’. Or alternatively, fly to some other destination from Pakistan, and then take a flight to Tanzania to avoid the hassle.

Kenya is also a unique case. Ever since they launched e-visa, they are discouraging on-arrival visa. The debate is still on, whether they have completely finished on-arrival visa facility or not. Better to get the e-visa.

Even if it falls in this list, always check for a destinations requirement before you buy the ticket.

Happy Travels 🙂

Oh by the way, there are also some countries for which Pakistanis can get e-visa. And there are some that give you e-visa or visa free entry or on-arrival visa if you have a a valid US/UK/Schengen visa.

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14 Comments

  1. Karim October 20, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Hi,
    That was informative. Hope to hear more from you about your travels. Till then, Happy Traveling.
    Karim (Solo Traveler)

    • gwgp October 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

      Thank you Karim!

  2. imran ahmad December 5, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    karim it is really informative and helpful. pl share six countries name. thanks a lot

  3. Usman April 15, 2018 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Koi bi kam ka country ni

  4. Raza June 12, 2018 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Thanks. Really helpful list. Indeed making 11th hour travel plans with a Pakistani Passports are never easy.

    Can you also update your blog with what countries give visa on arrival (in 2018) if you have a valid US/ UK/ Schengen visa on your passport?

    Much appreciated & keep up the good work!

  5. Ali July 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Hey Anam, Thanks for your efforts, I would like to know if Mozambique is offering free visa to Pakistani citizens, because I have called Honorary Consulate in Karachi and they asked me to submit details.

    I would appreciate if you can share some reliable source. Thanks a million!

    • Ali July 18, 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      for Mozambique Visa on arrival, not free visa

  6. khan July 23, 2018 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    im from pakistan ,is there visa on arrival facility to enter trininad and tobago?

    • Anam July 27, 2018 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      it is amongst those countries where you dont have to “pre obtain” a visa, you can just reach their airport/immigration, and if they require, they will give you visa right there.

  7. Hamza August 7, 2018 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Do you have any experience or insight news about Maldives visa on arrival for a green passport holder? How to get an ok to board stamp for the flight? Is there any pre visa that me and wife must obtain or shall we just pack and leave with 2-way ticket?

    • Anam August 7, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      Yes, you can leave with a return ticket. Regarding okay to board, if you are booking online, just call and check Sri Lankan Airlines, which will be most likely your airline while flying to the Maldives. If you are physically going to their office to book or getting it via a travel agent, they will sort your ok to board.

      • Hamza August 7, 2018 at 7:23 pm - Reply

        No I’m not booking via an agent. Secondly most of the websites say we need to produce 150 US $ “cash” per night at the airport at the time of getting visa. I mean cash is the only way out? Can’t it be in our own bank account? And is there any health certificate that we need to show them at that very moment?
        Thanks for your reply though. You are the 1st person who has replied me on the same issue. 🙂

  8. hamid October 9, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    hi anam , thanks for article
    That was informative. Hope to hear more from you about your travels

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