Kartarpur visit: Pakistan to issue tourist visas to non-Indian Sikhs

To mark the celebrations of 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the Pakistan government will now issue tourist visas to non-Indian Sikhs visiting Kartarpur corridor and other gurdwaras in the country.

Key Highlights

Under the historic Kartarpur Corridor agreement signed between India and Pakistan on 24 October 2019, the pilgrims coming from India for one day would not require visa but they can only visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, also called Kartarpur Sahib. On 9 November 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Indian side of Kartarpur corridor.

The Indian pilgrims will have to obtain a visa for touring other holy sites in Pakistan. However, the pilgrims coming from other countries will need a visa and will be free to visit other religious places.

The Pakistan government will issue tourist visas to non-Indian Sikhs coming from United States America (USA), Europe and Canada for their visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur.

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