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Afghanistan travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes Quarantine: no
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Open for travel from Afghanistan
Crossing Rules
  • There are currently no entry restrictions relating to Covid-19.
Flight Restrictions

published 25.06.2020
Flights to Afghanistan restarted.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

There are currently no compulsory quarantine requirements. However, if you have a high temperature the government will advise you to quarantine.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

Many airlines have started to require passengers departing Afghanistan to present a COVID-19 negative certificate to be accepted for travel. Contact your airline for further details.
Everyone arriving in Afghanistan will be required to have their temperature checked at the airport. If your temperature is high, the government will advise you to quarantine and will offer you medical attention at two hospitals in Kabul.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due to P. falciparum and P. vivax exists from May through November below 2000 m.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

Other country requirement(s) (2019)
Proof of polio vaccination is required for travellers coming from a polio-endemic country. For residents or
travellers who stay in Afghanistan for more than 4 weeks, a proof of polio vaccination may be required when
departing from Afghanistan. This vaccination should be received between 4 weeks and 12 months before the
date of departure.

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Full Restrictions

  • Afghanistan Latest News: Turkish Airlines Halt Flights to Afghanistan until 17OCT20 (MENAfn, 06.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are no specific restrictions on entry to Afghanistan.
    Testing on arrival – Everyone arriving in Afghanistan needs to have their temperature checked at the airport. If your temperature is high, the government will advise you to quarantine and will offer you medical attention at two hospitals in Kabul.
    Quarantine requirements – There are currently no compulsory quarantine requirements. However, if you have a high temperature the government will advise you to quarantine.
    Data collection – There are no requirements to provide details beyond those in your passport and visa.
    Testing on departure – On leaving Afghanistan, passengers need to have their temperature checked. If a passenger has a high temperature the government will advise the airline to consider applying specific safety measures for that individual. Additionally, Emirates and Fly Dubai need passengers to present a COVID-19 negative certificate in order to travel.

    Internal Restrictions:
    There are only minor COVID-19 related restrictions on internal travel. Specific measures vary between provinces and domestic flights are operating on a limited basis. Most hotels and restaurants are open and have been instructed to follow COVID-19 guidelines, including asking customers to wear masks. Sports and music events, along with bars, cinemas, museums and gyms are all closed. Restaurants and some shops have opened.

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    13.11.2020
  • Afghanistan Turkish authorities also suspended flights to Afghanistan (Andalou Agency, 19.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Some international flights have resumed to and from Kabul. Commercial flights to and from Afghanistan remain very limited, although there are no specific restrictions on entry to Afghanistan. Everyone arriving in Afghanistan will be required to have their temperature checked at the airport. There are currently no compulsory quarantine requirements. However, if you have a high temperature the government will advise you to quarantine. There are no requirements to provide details beyond those in your passport and visa. On leaving Afghanistan, passengers are required to have their temperature checked. If a passenger has a high temperature the government will advise the airline to consider applying specific safety measures for that individual. Many airlines have started to require passengers departing Afghanistan to present a COVID-19 negative certificate to be accepted for travel. Contact your airline for further details.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There are only minor COVID-19 related restrictions on internal travel. Specific measures vary between provinces and domestic flights are operating on a limited basis. Most hotels and restaurants are open and have been instructed to follow COVID-19 guidelines, including asking customers to wear masks. Sports and music events, along with bars, cinemas, museums and gyms are all closed. Restaurants and some shops have opened.

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    04.08.2020
  • Afghanistan Turkish authorities also suspended flights to Afghanistan (Andalou Agency, 19.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Afghanistan remain very limited, although there are no specific restrictions on entry to Afghanistan. Everyone arriving in Afghanistan will be required to have their temperature checked at the airport. There are currently no compulsory quarantine requirements. However, if you have a high temperature the government will advise you to quarantine. There are no requirements to provide details beyond those in your passport and visa. On leaving Afghanistan, passengers are required to have their temperature checked. If a passenger has a high temperature the government will advise the airline to consider applying specific safety measures for that individual. Additionally, Emirates and Fly Dubai require passengers to present a COVID-19 negative certificate in order to travel.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There are only minor COVID-19 related restrictions on internal travel. Specific measures vary between provinces and domestic flights are operating on a limited basis. Most hotels and restaurants are open and have been instructed to follow COVID-19 guidelines, including asking customers to wear masks. Sports and music events, along with bars, cinemas, museums and gyms are all closed. Restaurants and some shops have opened.

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    28.07.2020
  • Afghanistan *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights into/out of Kabul have re-commenced.
    Point-of-entry screening has been introduced. Those who are and who show a temperature of more than 38ºC may be sent for isolation direct to one of 2 national hospitals (Kabul Infectious Disease and Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital in Kabul) or 5 provincial hospitals. These hospitals are outside of the Enhanced Security Zone. Currently the Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital is the lead hospital. People arriving from other countries and who do not show symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights are currently operating on a limited basis. Keep checking with local travel agents and airlines for the most up to date information on flight operations. On 28 March, restrictions came into effect in Kabul limiting movement. These include halting all public buses carrying more than 4 people, closing wedding halls and shrines, with only critical services including food shops remaining open. Travel to and from Kabul to other provinces in Afghanistan has also been stopped. You will need to give a valid reason (such as medical, security or caring for someone) for leaving your residence if asked by the authorities. Keep checking local media for the most up to date information on restrictions.

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    15.07.2020
  • Afghanistan International Flights to Afghanistan are suspended.
    UNHAS Ops still running.
    – This does not apply to repatriation flights that bring back nationals of Afghanistan.
    Passenger operations at DXB and DWC were ceased on Thursday 26 March 2020.

    International restrictions:

    All international commercial air traffic to/from the capital Kabul remains suspended until further notice.
    Border crossings with Iran are currently open, while the Torkham crossing with Pakistan has temporarily reopened to cargo and returning Pakistani nationals.
    Land borders with China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan remain closed, though some reports indicate that commercial trucks are sporadically being permitted to cross.

    Internal restrictions:

    Countrywide lockdown order is in place until at least 24 May.
    Individuals are required to avoid unnecessary movement except for those working in 30 sectors including security forces, health, media, communication, banks, factories, water and food sectors (food delivery services will be permitted to continue). Restrictions in/out and within the city have been imposed as well as road closures. Kabul-Bagram highway has been closed. No more than four people are permitted to travel in vehicles. All government ministries and institutions are closed down, bar the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Ministry of Public Health. Public places are closed. Measures are not expected to greatly impact NGOs and private corporations but such outfits should observe the restrictions.
    The police have been deployed to ensure compliance with restrictions.
    All movement between Kabul and the other provinces is suspended; exceptions will be made only for food supply vehicles, medical professionals and COVID-19 patients.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Ministry of Public Health/
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