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Afghanistan coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Afghanistan. Afghanistan is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to 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 and Turkmen.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Afghanistan

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Afghanistan is permitted. Most international flights have been suspended.
It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 96 hours, must be provided on departure. This document must be in English or Persian.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

We have been unable to verify details relating to the COVID-19 response in Afghanistan. We recommend remaining vigilant when traveling and follow any instructions provided by local authorities. Guidance and advice from the World Health Organization can be found at

Use of masks

We have been unable to verify guidelines relating to the use of face masks.

Public transport

We have been unable to verify guidelines relating to public transportation.


We have been unable to verify guidelines relating to restaurants.


We have been unable to verify guidelines relating to bars.


We have been unable to verify guidelines relating to nightclubs.


We have been unable to verify guidelines relating to shops.

On return

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a single COVID-19 self-test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Afghanistan

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Afghanistan

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.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Afghanistan

Do not travel

You're required to present a negative COVID-19 certificate, issued by a government approved laboratory, to enter and exit Afghanistan. Contact your airline or travel agent for further details. International flights are operating to and from Kabul. Be aware that flights can be postponed or cancelled at short notice. If you’re in Afghanistan despite our advice, be alert and follow the advice of local authorities. The serious and ongoing threats of kidnapping and the volatile security environment have not changed. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Afghanistan due to: the extremely dangerous security situation and the very high threat of terrorist attack due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
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