Gatwick Airport and Heathrow: Cheap flights to Pakistan, COVID figures and exchange rate for the pound

With mid-term fast approaching, many vacationers will be eager to book a well-deserved break.

Some tourists may fancy flying to Pakistan to enjoy the country’s famous cities such as Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.

For vacationers on a tighter budget, booking a cheap flight is a big win.

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Getting the best exchange rate is another key thing tourists need to take into account before heading off on their long-awaited vacation.

And more cautious travelers may be concerned about COVID rates in Pakistan.

To make your life easier, we’ve researched the cheapest flights from Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport to Pakistan, the country’s COVID rates and the current exchange rate.

Cheapest flights from Gatwick Airport

Currently, the cheapest flight from Gatwick airport to Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, is £583, according to travel comparator Skyscanner.

He is due to leave England on Tuesday February 15 at 6.25am, the flight expected to last 22 hours and 55 minutes.

The route includes two stops, the first being in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and then in Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates.

The flight is expected to arrive at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday February 16.



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The Tuesday, February 22 return journey is slightly shorter at 6:55 p.m. and has two stops.

Abu Dhabi International is the first stop, followed by Athens International.

The flight is expected to arrive at Gatwick Airport on February 22 at 10 p.m.

The second cheapest flight to Islamabad totals £610 and is due to depart on February 15 at 8.40am.

Passengers will need to prepare for a long journey, as it is expected to take 29 hours and 35 minutes.

The flight will first stop in Dublin and then at Hamad International Airport in Qatar before landing in Islamabad at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday February 16.

The return flight is due to leave Islamabad on February 22 at 9:50 a.m. and includes a stopover at Hamad International Airport.

He is expected to arrive at Gatwick Airport on Wednesday February 23 at 5.30am.

Cheapest flights from Heathrow Airport

As things stand, the cheapest flight from Heathrow Airport to Islamabad is £478 and is due to depart on February 15.

The flight is expected to leave Heathrow at 2.10pm and arrive in the Pakistani capital at 7.15pm on February 16.

Passengers should expect the journey to take 24 hours and five minutes.

There is also a scheduled stop at Hamad International, Qatar, which will last 14 hours and five minutes.

The return flight will depart Islamabad on February 22 at 9:50 a.m. and is expected to land at Heathrow on February 23 at 7:15 a.m.

The journey is estimated at 26 hours and five minutes, partly due to a stop at Hamad International which will last 14 hours and 55 minutes.

The second cheapest flight to Islamabad is £529 and is due to leave England at 9.50am on February 15.

However, travelers may be shocked to learn that it will take 28 hours and 25 minutes to get to the capital.

This is partly because there are two scheduled stops in Dublin and Hamad International.

Passengers can expect to arrive in Pakistan at 7:15 p.m. on February 16.

The return journey is slightly shorter at 26 hours and 25 minutes.

The flight is scheduled to take off from Islamabad on February 22 at 9:50 a.m. and arrive at Heathrow at 7:15 a.m. on February 23.

There is a stop at Hamad International which will last 14 hours and 55 minutes.

Pakistan’s COVID Rates

Holidaymakers will be pleased to hear that coronavirus cases in Pakistan are currently significantly lower than in the UK.

Pakistan recorded 4,544 new COVID cases yesterday (February 9), according to Our world in data.

Meanwhile, the UK has confirmed 69,638 new infections.

The previous week (February 2), Pakistan documented 6,910 cases, while the UK had 74,333 infections, indicating infection rates are falling in both countries.

Change rate

Getting the most out of your money is crucial before your trip abroad, so it’s important to do this well in advance.

As it stands, if a traveler wants to convert £200, they will receive 46,741.67 Pakistani rupees, according to Western Union.

If you want to stay longer in Pakistan, £1000 will get you Rs 234,062.64.

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