Landscape view of Afghanistan

Afghanistan πŸ‡¦πŸ‡«

Kabul

Southern Asia, Asia

Afghanistan is part of Asia with capital at Kabul. Official languages are Pashto and Dari. Afghanistan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+04:30. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 888.13 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

100, 119

Ambulance

102

Fire department

+93 (0) 202 101 333

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Last Updated: Wed Mar 06 2019