Current travel advisories for Afghanistan

Last Update: Thursday, 22. October 2020 at 08:28

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 10 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.9 / 5

Afghanistan shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Iran (4.6), China (4.0), Pakistan (4.0), Turkmenistan (3.8), Tajikistan with (3.7) and Uzbekistan with (3.5 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 40,510 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1,501 reported deaths associated with the disease in Afghanistan.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
International flights are operating to and from Kabul. Be aware that flights can be postponed or cancelled at short notice. If you're travelling with Emirates from Afghanistan you must carry a negative COVID-19 certificate issued by a government approved laboratory. Certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure. Contact Emirates or your travel agent for further details. If you’re in Afghanistan despite our advice, be alert and follow the advice of local authorities. The serious and ongoing threats of kidnapping and the volatile security environment have not changed. We 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:
Do not travel to Afghanistan due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Afghanistan due to COVID-19.   Afghanistan has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Afghanistan. Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe because of critical levels of kidnappings, hostage taking, suicide bombings, widespread military combat operations, landmines, and terrorist and insurgent attacks, including attacks using vehicle-borne, magnetic, or other improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide vests, and grenades.   Terrorist and insurgent groups continue planning and executing attacks in Afghanistan. These attacks occur with little or no warning, and have targeted official Afghan and U.S. government convoys and facilities, local government buildings, foreign embassies, military installations, commercial entities, non-governmental organization (NGO) offices, hospitals, residential compounds, tourist locations, transportation hubs, public gatherings, markets and shopping areas, places of worship, restaurants, hotels, universities, airports, schools, gymnasiums, and other locations frequented by U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals. The U.S. Embassy's ability to provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Afghanistan is severely limited, particularly outside of Kabul. Evacuation options from Afghanistan are extremely limited due to the lack of infrastructure, geographic constraints, and the volatile security situation. Family members cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in Afghanistan. Unofficial travel to Afghanistan by U.S. government employees and their family members is restricted and requires prior approval from the Department of State. U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from traveling to all locations in Kabul except the U.S. Embassy and other U.S. government facilities unless there is a compelling U.S. government interest in permitting such travel that outweighs the risk. Additional security measures are needed for any U.S. government employee travel and movement through Afghanistan. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Afghanistan, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Read the country information page.

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.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/afghanistan/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Afghanistan.

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.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/afghanistan/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor - Säkerhetsläget är kritiskt eller dåligt i hela landet, men regionala skillnader förekommer. Utlänningar som reser till landet av tvingande skäl ska vara ytterst försiktiga. Kontrollera innan resan att säkerhetsarrangemangen är pålitliga gällande resor i landet, inkvartering och alla platser som ska besökas.

Danger level: 5

Avoid Travelling..

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/Afghanistan/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle rejser til Afghanistan pga. risikoen for terror og kidnapning. Der er en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko i landet, som er præget af en række væbnede konflikter. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning. Coronavirus/COVID-19 Vi fraråder også alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Afghanistan som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Kabulhar de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Afghanistan. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Afghanistan via den danske ambassade i Kabul, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. Du bør også downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten. Du kan læse mere om coronavirus/COVID-19 hos Sundhedsstyrelsen og Statens Serum Institut. Du bør altid følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd til forebyggelse af smittespredning og vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel..

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 10 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 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Iran (4.6), China (4.0), Pakistan (4.0), Turkmenistan (3.8), Tajikistan with (3.7) and Uzbekistan with (3.5 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!