Current travel advisories for Afghanistan

Last Update: Wednesday, 06. July 2022 at 08:18

It is not safe to travel Afghanistan.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 5 / 5

Afghanistan is a country in Asia (Southern Asia) with around 33 million citizens and a land mass of 647,500 km². We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.5 / 5

Afghanistan shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Iran (4.2), Pakistan (3.8), China (3.5), Turkmenistan (3.4), Tajikistan with (3.2) and Uzbekistan with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/afghanistan

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Afghanistan. The hostile and unpredictable security situation, high and ongoing threat of terrorism and kidnapping of foreigners present a significant risk to New Zealanders in Afghanistan. New Zealanders currently in Afghanistan are advised to depart as soon as it is safe to do so. New Zealanders who decide to travel to Afghanistan against our advice should ensure that appropriate personal security protection measures are in place at all times. We strongly recommend you consult a reputable security company with experience in Afghanistan for advice on security arrangements. Security arrangements should be reviewed on a regular basis. Such measures may mitigate the risks to your safety but cannot eliminate them entirely.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/afghanistan

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
On 22 June 2022, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the central region of Afghanistan impacting Paktika, Khost and Nangarhar Provinces. There are heavy casualties and significant damage to homes and infrastructure. If you're in the affected area follow instructions from local authorities. The situation in Afghanistan remains highly volatile. There continues to be an ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack throughout Afghanistan, including at Kabul International Airport, and at land border crossings. We continue to advise against all travel to and within Afghanistan. The US Government issued a security alert on 11 October advising citizens to avoid travelling to the Serena Hotel and the surrounding vicinity because of security threats at the Serena Hotel. Limited flights from Afghanistan to other countries have resumed, but these may change or be suspended at short notice. You should contact airlines or travel agents directly for current information. DFAT doesn't provide information on the safety of individual commercial airlines or flight paths. Travel throughout Afghanistan is extremely dangerous. Violent incidents could occur across the country. Some land borders are closed to travellers seeking to cross from Afghanistan and some border crossing points that are open are at risk of terrorist attack. You need to carefully consider the risks should you attempt to leave by any route. The Australian Government can't offer advice on the safety of travelling to departure points. Any travel options you pursue are taken at your own risk. You’re responsible for your own safety and that of your family. Take all extra precautions for your safety. Stay in a safe place. Make contingency plans to leave when it’s safe to do so. Our ability to provide consular assistance to Australians in Afghanistan is severely limited. Australians in need of consular assistance should contact the Australian Government 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Afghanistan due to the extremely dangerous security situation and the very high threat of terrorist attack.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/afghanistan-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:

Danger level: 5

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German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/afghanistansicherheit/204692

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Afghanistan: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/afghanistan

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid travel completely

Danger level: 5

Avoid travel completely.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/AF

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Lämna landet omedelbart - Säkerhetsläget i Afghanistan är mycket dåligt. Den extremistiska talibanrörelsen har tagit makten i landet och utropat ett islamiskt emirat. Våldsamheterna är utbredda i hela landet och vi uppmanar alla finländare att lämna landet omedelbart. Säkerhetsläget är kritiskt eller svagt i hela landet. Risken att våldsamheter och konflikter bryter ut kan inte uteslutas någonstans i landet. Om du trots denna uttryckliga uppmaning beslutar att stanna i eller resa till Afghanistan, rekommenderar utrikesministeriet att du gör en reseanmälan. Du hittar noggrannare anvisningar på www.reseanmalan.fi. Om du är tvungen att stanna i landet bör du vara medveten om den mycket höga risknivån och säkerställa professionella och högklassiga säkerhetstjänster i samband med resor, inkvartering och andra platser du vistas på.

Danger level: 5

Leave area immediately..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 33 million
Covering landmass
647,500 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Afghani (AFN)
ISO 2-Letter Code
AF
Phone prefix
+93
Top Level Domain
.af
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Afghanistan (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Afghanistan.

Is Afghanistan safe to travel in 2020?

We got distinct notes that traveling Afghanistan isn't safe right now. The risk index is at 5 out of 5 possible points. We advise against travel.

How many countries have issued advisories for Afghanistan?

We currently know of 9 countries having issued advisories for Afghanistan.

What countries does Afghanistan share land borders with?

Afghanistan shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.5 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Iran (4.2), Pakistan (3.8), China (3.5), Turkmenistan (3.4), Tajikistan with (3.2) and Uzbekistan with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!