Current travel advisories for Afghanistan

Last Update: Monday, 21. October 2019 at 07:22

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: 2.6 / 5

Afghanistan shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Pakistan (3.7), Iran (3.0), China (2.4), Turkmenistan (2.3), Tajikistan with (2.2) and Uzbekistan with (2.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/asia/south/Pages/afghanistan.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
There is a heightened threat of terrorist attack in the lead up to presidential elections on 28 September 2019, and possibly beyond. Avoid political rallies and other election-related gatherings, as they could turn violent without warning (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Afghanistan.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

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 crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.  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 Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 5

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German government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Afghanistan: Reisewarnung: Reisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Austrian government

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

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.

New Zealand government

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.

Cypriot government

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

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

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 det förekommer regionala skillnader. Utlänningar som reser till landet av tvingade 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

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. risiko for terror og kidnapning. Landet er præget af en række væbnede konflikter, og der er en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.