2019-01-22: Due to heavy rainfall and snow showers since Sunday (20 January), landslides and avalanches have occurred in the north of the country. Hundreds of people in the mountains are currently cut off from the outside world. According to the authorities, the main connection between Pakistan and China is blocked in several places. In a suburb of Abottabad on Tuesday morning (22 January, local time) at least three people were killed in a landslide. Rescue measures to free tourists trapped in the snow are in progress. The natural disaster authority NDMA fears further avalanches and landslides in the affected region.
Travellers should exercise high caution near mountainsides and rivers, inform themselves via local media and authorities about the current situation on site, contact their airline or tour operator about the current flight status in advance to their journey to the airport, schedule additional time for their journeys, and follow instructions from authorities.