Pakistan is located in the north-west of the Indian subcontinent and covers over 800,000 sq. kms. In the north are the great highlands. The River Indus flows from the Himalayas to Karachi forming a vast, fertile, densely populated alluvial floodplain in the east. The North and west are mountainous but the south is mostly flat, low-lying plains and arid desert. Pakistan has the largest irrigation system in the world.

The climate is continental, with many temperature variations and severe winters in mountainous areas. The weather is dominated by the Asiatic monsoon, with the rainy season June to October. Temperatures in Islamabad vary between 10°C in January and 32°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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