Pakistan - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction category relative to Pakistan

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Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for short-term tourist stays. No HIV testing on entry. Users reported recruitment agencies requesting for HIV tests.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Pakistan

There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS.

Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

Antiretroviral medication can be carried for personal use without any restriction.

(Source: 1)

Users of this site reported that teacher recruitment agencies require health checks including HIV tests. The HIV test is not essential for obtaining a work permit from the authorities.

(Source: 3)


HIV treatment information for Pakistan

No information available


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Pakistan

  • New Light AIDS
    Control Awareness Group
    766/5-D1; Green Town; Lahore
    Punjab, Pakistan
(Source: 2) 

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Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

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  1. German Embassy, Islamabad, 20 January 2000
  3. User report, anonymous, August 2013


updated: 4/7/2014
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