Govt revises foreign currency limitations for travelers leaving Pakistan
- FBR issued a new travel advisory regarding the amount of foreign currency the travelers can carry while traveling abroad from Pakistan.
- The new advisory includes information about limitations on carrying foreign currency and prohibited goods.
- All travelers leaving Pakistan have been forbidden from carrying more than Rs3,000.’
The new advisory issued by the FBR says the number of foreign currency travelers leaving Pakistan can carry has been capped by the age of the traveler.
According to the new FBR advisory, travelers aged less than 5 years can carry $1,000 (or an equivalent amount in other foreign currencies) on a single visit. However if they travel abroad multiple times a year, they can carry a maximum of $6,000 in one year.
Travelers aged 5-18 years:
Travelers aged 5-18 years can carry $5,000 on a single visit and in case of multiple trips they can carry up to $30,000 over a year.
Travelers above 18:
The travelers who are above 18 can carry $10,000 on a single visit and $60,000 over a year in case of multiple visits.
The most important thing to note is that travelers leaving Pakistan have been forbidden from carrying more than Rs3,000 on their person under the new rules.
This has been done in order to curb money laundering and the Customs Department has begun advertising new advisory at airports across the country.
Furthermore, a ban has also been imposed on carrying gold, silver, diamonds, platinum, and jewelry in large quantities.
All those substances which can cause intoxication, literature against Pakistan’s national interest, poison or poisonous chemicals have also been forbidden from being carried. Travelers are also required to provide animal quarantine certification to check in their pets.
The new advisory has also established CRC cells for registering complaints at the airports across the country.