FBR Fixes Foreign Currency Limit for International Passengers
FBR Fixes Foreign Currency Limits for International Passengers. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to fix a maximum limit of $5,000 (per visit) and $30,000 (annually) for outgoing international passengers (18 years and above) aboard.
The new annual maximum limit for travelers withdrawing foreign currency would be in effect starting in 2023.
Change in Baggage Rules 2006
According to the updated luggage regulations, anyone traveling overseas (apart from Afghanistan) is permitted to bring out of Pakistan US dollars or the equivalent in other foreign currencies, subject to the restrictions listed in Table ‘A’ of the regulations.
The maximum allowance per person per visit is USD 5,000 (or equivalent in other foreign currencies) for passengers who are 18 years of age and older (adults). It suggested that the annual cap set at US$30,000 (or the equivalent in other foreign currencies).
Baggage Rules for International Passengers of Below 18 Years of Age
The passenger below 18 years of age (minor) will entitle to take US$2,500 (or equivalent in other foreign currencies) under the maximum limit per person per visit. Moreover, the annual limit per person in US$ (or equivalent in other foreign currencies) proposed to fix at US$15,000.
Foreign currency cash limits for travelers going to Afghanistan
Moreover, the FBR has established foreign currency cash limits for travelers going to Afghanistan. The maximum per-visit amount set at US$1000 (or similar in other currencies). The annual cap set at US$6,000 per person (or its equivalent in other foreign currencies).
However, for a calendar year beginning in 2023, the yearly luggage limits for outbound passengers for the relevant countries will be as per Tables “A” and “B.” The current yearly restrictions in place before the issuance of this notification shall, however, remain in effect for the calendar year 2022 until December 31, 2022.