Afghanistan is part of Asia with main city at Kabul. It's usually 🌤️ 2.24 °C in Afghanistan with a rainfall of 🌧 25.64 mm. Internet speed in Afghanistan is on average 1.1 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 28M people. The main currency is Afghani. The languages spoken are Pashto, Uzbek and Turkmen. Automatic teller machines are rare in Afghanistan. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed 🌤️ ~2.24 °C 🌧 ~25.64 mm 👨👩👦👦 28M people
Afghanistan Travel Advice
🛡️ Travel safety
Do not travel
We've reviewed our advice for Afghanistan. We continue to advise do not travel to Afghanistan. There's an ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attacks throughout Afghanistan, including in Kabul. Terrorists continue to target foreigners, NGOs and humanitarian operations. Foreign nationals, including , also face a serious threat of kidnapping or detention. There are no Australian consular officials present in Afghanistan, and our ability to provide consular assistance to Australians in Afghanistan is severely limited. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Afghanistan due to the extremely dangerous security situation and the very high threat of terrorist attack.
Afghanistan Essential travel details
Afghanistan uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Pashto, Uzbek and Turkmen
Money in Afghanistan
💱 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.
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 in Afghanistan
Internet speed in Afghanistan is on average 1.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Afghanistan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
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.
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 in Afghanistan
Afghanistan country map
Afghanistan travel details
It's important to consider getting travel medical insurance to ensure you're covered in case of unexpected medical emergencies. For just $42, you can get coverage for 4 weeks, providing peace of mind and financial protection while you're away from home.