The United Kingdom (UK) has eased its travel advice to its citizens due to improved security situation in Pakistan.
According to the details, British High Commission’s press release said, “Today’s 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 travel advice since 2015,”
Dr Christian Turner, British High Commissioner to Pakistan, said:
Following my arrival in December 2019, I made this review of the travel advice a priority. It is great credit to the hard work of the Government of Pakistan in delivering improved security over the past five years. I am delighted that British nationals will be able to see more of what Pakistan has to offer.
UK travel advice change: pleased that 🇬🇧 nationals will be able to see more of what 🇵🇰 has to offer pic.twitter.com/BvNYE6erX1
— Christian Turner (@CTurnerFCO) January 24, 2020
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner, also in a video message posted on his twitter account in English and Urdu, said: “Following my arrival in December 2019, I made this review of the travel advice a priority.
“It is great credit to the hard work of the Government of Pakistan in delivering improved security over the past five years. I am delighted that British nationals will be able to see more of what Pakistan has to offer.”
Be clear that in 2018, there were an estimated 484,000 visits by British nationals to Pakistan. There are 22 weekly direct flights to the UK.
On the other hand Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting welcomes this and said, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the image of Pakistan is changing and moving in the right direction.
We welcome UK’s revision of travel advisory for Pakistan. This augurs well for the promotion of tourism here, making Pakistan a destination of choice for intl tourists. Heartening to see that under the leadership of PM @ImranKhanPTI #Pakistan is moving in the right direction. pic.twitter.com/5KdyKPuBlX
— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) January 24, 2020
Earlier, Pakistan and Egypt will support each other in the fields of culture and tourism.
Pakistan’s top industrialists, businessmen, traders, and other people business community members have departed from Pakistan on a seven-day tour to Egypt.
The traveling group comprises of 34 industrialists, 35 businessmen, a high court judge, and three media persons.
Egyptian ambassador Ahmed Fadel Yacoub had said at this event that Pakistan and Egypt enjoy a strong relationship and they are working to boost tourism and culture.
The ambassador also told that 10,000 visas were granted to Pakistanis last year, and he hoped that the number will be increased this year.