Pakistani passport ranks 102nd in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Visa Restrictions Index – something that causes us Pakistanis, a lot of trouble and hassle when traveling with our “Green” passports.
I was looking for destinations that we, Pakistani Passport holders can just get up and go to! You know the last minute plans, when you don’t have enough time for visa processing and all. So I looked up the list on Wikipedia, I saw countries that I had never ever heard of (except only a few)!
But while researching this unknown list of countries, it turned out that we can visit some beautiful destinations without going through the tedious visa processes! There are 26 Amazing Destinations that your Pakistani Passport can take you.. and one of them is my second home, Qatar!
Qatar, recently introduced On-Arrival Visa for Pakistani citizens. And since I have been living in Qatar for the last 14 years, I will do a detailed post on on why you should visit Qatar -very soon!(so watch out for that!)
In the mean time, I decided to compile a list of countries that Pakistani Passport holders can enter either without a Visa or get a Visa on Arrival.
This blogpost is based on the information about Visa Requirements for Pakistani Passport Holders from WikiPedia as of Oct 1, 2017. The Visa requirements keep changing so please refer to the updated information before making your travel plans.
There are also certain specific document/cash requirements for visitors to be eligible for Visa On Arrival for certain countries, so please read the details or check with their Embassy before booking your tickets.
I have compiled together a little information about the country (courtesy Google) and also added some useful links about the country and their tourism.
Visa Not Required
These countries allow entry to Pakistani Citizens without a visa.
DOMINICA (6 Months)
Dominica is a mountainous Caribbean island nation with natural hot springs and tropical rainforests.
HAITI (3 Months)
Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti’s landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact.
MICRONESIA (30 Days)
The Federated States of Micronesia is a country spread across the western Pacific Ocean comprising more than 600 islands. Micronesia is made up of 4 island states: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap. The country is known for palm-shaded beaches, wreck-filled dives and ancient ruins.
SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES (60 Days)
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a southern Caribbean nation comprising a main island, St. Vincent, and a chain of smaller islands. With yacht-filled harbors, chic private isles and volcanic landscapes, it’s known for its major sailing destinations.Image Credit – Pixabay.com
TRINIDAD and TOBAGO (30 Days)
Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island Caribbean nation near Venezuela, with distinctive Creole traditions and cuisines. The smaller island of Tobago is known for its beaches and the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, which shelters hummingbirds.
VANUATU (30 Days)
Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometers. The islands offer scuba diving at coral reefs, underwater caverns and wrecks.
Visa On Arrival
These countries offer Visa on Arrival to Pakistani Passport holders.
Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline.
Cape Verde is a nation on a volcanic archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. It’s known for its Creole Portuguese-African culture, traditional morna music and numerous beaches.
COMOROS (45 Days)
The Comoros is a volcanic archipelago off Africa’s east coast, in the warm Indian Ocean waters of the Mozambique Channel. The nation state’s largest island, Grande Comore (Ngazidja) is ringed by beaches and old lava from active Mt. Karthala volcano.
Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a mostly French- and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Gulf of Aden beaches. It’s home to one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, the low-lying Lake Assal, in the Danakil Desert.
EAST TIMOR (30 Days)
Timor-Leste, or East Timor, a Southeast Asian nation occupying half the island of Timor, is ringed by coral reefs teeming with marine life.
GUINEA-BISSAU (90 Days)
Guinea-Bissau is a tropical country on West Africa’s Atlantic coast that’s known for national parks and wildlife. Its main island, Bubaque, forms part of the Orango Islands National Park, a habitat for saltwater hippos. On the mainland, the capital, Bissau, is a port with Portuguese colonial buildings in its old city center.
KENYA (3 Months)
Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.
MADAGASCAR (90 Days)
Madagascar is a huge island nation off the southeast coast of Africa. It’s home to thousands of animal species, such as lemurs, found nowhere else, plus rainforests, beaches and reefs.
MALDIVES (30 Days)
The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs – Heaven on Earth
Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western Africa.
MOZAMBIQUE (30 Days)
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia.
PALAU (30 Days)
Palau is an archipelago of over 500 islands, part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean.
QATAR (30 Days)
Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art.
What do I say about Qatar- its my second home.
SAMOA (60 Days)
Samoa is an country comprising the westernmost group of the Samoan Islands, in Polynesia. Many of its islands have reef-bordered beaches and rugged, rainforested interiors with gorges and waterfalls.
SEYCHELLES (3 Months)
The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises.
Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.
Togo, a West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its palm-lined beaches and hilltop villages. In the capital, Lomé, are the multistory Grand Marché bazaar and the Fetish Market, offering traditional talismans and remedies relating to the vodun (voodoo) religion.
TUVALU (1 Month)
Tuvalu, in the South Pacific, is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Its 9 islands comprise small, thinly populated atolls and reef islands with palm-fringed beaches and WWII sites. Off Funafuti, the capital, the Funafuti Conservation Area offers calm waters for diving and snorkelling among sea turtles and tropical fish, plus several uninhabited islets sheltering sea birds.
Thats all folks, its not THAT bad after all, right? Hope you find this post useful and please share with your Pakistani friends and family!