Afghanistan travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Afghanistan 🇦🇫

Afghanistan is part of Asia with main city at Kabul. Its Least Developed country with a population of 28M people. The main currency is Afghani. The languages spoken are Pashto,Uzbek,Turkmen. the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the formal name of Afghanistan It is adviced to Do not travel Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~6.95 °C   🌧 ~14.20 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 28M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Do not travel

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.

issued date: September 10, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Afghanistan uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Pashto, Uzbek, Turkmen

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Afghanistan uses the Afghan afghani (symbol: ?), code AFN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 afghanis. Afghani is subdivided into 100 puls. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 afghanis.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Afghanistan. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Afghanistan is on average 1.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Afghanistan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 897.53 AFN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Afghan Wireless, Etisalat, MTN Group, ROSHAN or Salaam. Afghanistan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Afghanistan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Afghanistan, dial +, then 93 (the country code for Afghanistan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Afghanistan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 23 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Last updated: October 8, 2019