The United Kingdom has allowed its citizens to travel to tourist spots in Pakistan’s northern areas, owing to the improved security situation of the country. The announcement was made by British High Commissioner to Islamabad Dr Christian Turner, who also praised the Government of Pakistan for providing improved security. The announcement is the result of a comprehensive review of UK travel advice for Pakistan, based on a wide-ranging assessment of the country’s security situation.
This is the first major update in the UK travel advisory since 2015. It follows the return of British Airways to Pakistan in June 2019 and the visit by Prince William and Kate Middleton in October 2019.