Floods in Balochistan and Sindh Provinces, Pakistan
As the COVID-19 situation around the world changes, CDC is monitoring COVID-19 risk in each country and making travel recommendations. If you are considering international travel, see CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.
- Due to record rainfall, Pakistan is experiencing flooding, particularly in Balochistan and Sindh Provinces.
- If you must travel to Balochistan and Sindh Provinces, obey all instructions from local authorities.
- Travelers should avoid contact with floodwater. Floodwater contains harmful germs that can cause disease, other contaminants, downed power lines, and sharp objects. Wash your hands after contact with floodwater.
The US Embassy & Consulates in Pakistan has issued a warning alert, advising US citizens in Pakistan to monitor local news channels for announcements on road closures, evacuations, and possible landslides. US citizens in the affected areas should defer all non-essential travel until the flooding threat has passed. Check the US Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan Alerts and Messages webpage for the latest information.
If you must travel, take steps to protect yourself.
- Check the CDC website.
- Check CDC’s Pakistan destination page for additional information about health concerns and travel health recommendations.
- Check the US Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan website.
- Check the US Department of State website.
If you get sick during or after travel
If you feel sick during or after travel, seek medical care immediately and tell your healthcare provider about your activities during your trip.
- Health Information for Travelers to Pakistan
- CDC Website for Floodwater After a Disaster or Emergency
- Humanitarian Aid Workers (CDC Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel)
Floodwater and standing water can be dangerous and pose a drowning risk for everyone, regardless of their ability to swim. Floodwater can contain harmful germs, downed power lines, and sharp objects. Floodwater can also increase the risk of infectious diseases such as cholera, dengue, and malaria.