Current travel advisories for Afghanistan

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 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 9 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.1 / 5

Afghanistan shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Iran (4.5), Pakistan (4.1), Tajikistan (4.0), Uzbekistan (4.0), China with (3.9) and Turkmenistan with (3.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 155,763 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 7,243 reported deaths associated with the disease in Afghanistan.

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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New ZealandAll travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New ZealandAll travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
With the departure of international forces, there's an increased risk of attacks. The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous. The Australian Embassy in Kabul has closed and moved to a non-resident model. Our ability to provide consular assistance to Australians remaining 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. If you’re still in Afghanistan, you should leave as soon as possible by commercial means if it’s safe to do so. If despite our advice, you’re staying in Afghanistan, stay alert, be aware of your surroundings and review your personal security plans. The serious and ongoing threats of kidnapping remain. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Afghanistan due to: the extremely dangerous security situation and the very high threat of terrorist attack due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. 

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.   U.S. citizens wishing to depart Afghanistan should leave as soon as possible on available commercial flights. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Afghanistan due to COVID-19, indicating an unknown level of COVID-19 in the country.  Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Afghanistan. On April 27, 2021, the Department ordered the departure from U.S. Embassy Kabul of U.S. government employees whose functions can be performed elsewhere. 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 und COVID-19-bedingte 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:
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:
Alle rejser – også erhvervsrejser – frarådes til Afghanistan pga. risikoen for terror og kidnapning.  Der er en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko i landet, som er præget af en række væbnede konflikter. Danskere i Afghanistan opfordres til at overveje at forlade landet med kommercielle fly snarest muligt pga. sikkerhedssituationen. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning. Coronavirus/COVID-19 Vi fraråder ligeledes alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Afghanistan pga. COVID-19. Du bør læse om indrejserestriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav hos den danske ambassade i Kabul, da der kan være krav om fx COVID-19-test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el.lign.  Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig ift. test og isolation, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Du kan få svar på ofte stillede spørgsmål her. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve.

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 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 4.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Iran (4.5), Pakistan (4.1), Tajikistan (4.0), Uzbekistan (4.0), China with (3.9) and Turkmenistan with (3.8 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!