Afghanistan travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Afghanistan with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Afghanistan with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Afghanistan - quick facts
Time difference UK +4.5 hours
Language(s) Dari, Pashto
Currency Afghan Afghani
Electricity C + F plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

Afghanistan tourist information

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Afghanistan weather

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The Afghanistan weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Kabul.

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Afghanistan travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Afghanistan from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Afghanistan.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Afghanistan travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Afghanistan with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Afghanistan, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Afghanistan covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Afghanistan with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Afghanistan travel features

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Afghanistan FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Afghanistan including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Afghanistan due to Covid-19?

Afghanistan is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Afghanistan.

Check out Ministry of Health, Afghanistan for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Afghanistan?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Afghanistan. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Afghanistan and the UK?

The time difference between Afghanistan and the UK is UK time+4.5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Afghanistan?

The main languages spoken in Afghanistan are Dari and Pashto.

What is the currency in Afghanistan?

The currency in Afghanistan is the Afghan Afghani (AFN).

Which plugs are used in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan uses electrical plug type C + F (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Afghanistan?

They drive on the right side of the road in Afghanistan.

Do you need a visa for Afghanistan?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Afghanistan.

Check Afghanistan visa requirements for all passport holders with VisaHQ*.

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