In a positive development, UK government changes travel advice against Pakistan

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In a positive development, UK government changes travel advice against Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - The United Kingdom (UK) on Friday changed its travel advice to reflect the improved security situation in Pakistan.

“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,” a British High Commission’s press release here said.

The improved security situation allowed for the return of British Airways to Pakistan in June 2019 and the visit by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in October 2019.

Among other changes, the advice now allowed for travel by road to the north of Pakistan as well as the Kalash and Bamboret valleys, the press release added.

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.”

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