Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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Embodied by mountainous terrain and rugged landscapes, Afghanistan is an underrated beauty. With iconic sculptures and undeniable historic significance, it is a gem built for every kind of traveler.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Afghanistan. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Afghanistan: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, polio, anthrax, and influenza.
Polio is still a very real threat in some parts of Afghanistan. Vaccination is highly recommended for travelers. You may be required to show proof of polio vaccination upon entering the country.
Cholera is another infection still found in regions of the country. Vaccination is highly recommended. As with all foodborne illnesses, vaccination is the best form of protection.
Malaria and dengue are present in Afghanistan. Bring mosquito repellent, netting and wearing protective clothing. Antimalarials may be recommended based on your itinerary.
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A valid passport and visa are required for entry into Afghanistan. Proof of polio vaccination may be required for some travelers.
Travelers must register with the Ministry of the Interior’s Foreigners’ Registration Office upon arrival. There is a location at Kabul International Airport and others throughout the region.
For more information, see our Afghanistan visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The weather in Afghanistan is predictable. Hot summers, and cold winters.
Summer temperatures easily reach the high-110’s. Midwinter temperatures as low as the mid-teens are common around the Hindu Kush. The highlands vary with elevation. The coolest temperatures usually occur on the heights of the mountains.
Temperatures show range greatly on a daily basis. Mornings can be near freezing. But, by the afternoon it can reach up the low-90’s.
In the mountains bordering Pakistan, Indian monsoons bring moist tropical air in summer. While the frontal winds from the west may bring large sandstorms or dust storms.
United States citizens are advised to avoid travel to Afghanistan.
The country has the highest incidence rate of domestic violence in the world. It is also ranked 1st in the total number of violent hate crimes and 3rd in the total number of crime levels, in the world.
Due to the high level of danger and presence of terrorist organizations, travel is not recommended.
The Salang Pass connects Kabul and northern Afghanistan. At almost 4000 meters, it is one of the most scenic and adventurous drives in Afghanistan.
Visitors will see views of the Hindu Kush Mountains before entering the Salang Tunnel. The construct which runs through the mountains at 3,400 meters high. It is one of the highest tunnels in the world.
Afghan travel requires those traveling to plan a bit further ahead. Make sure you’re ready for the trip.
If travelers face issues or have concerns while traveling throughout the country, contact or visit the U.S. Embassy.
U.S. Embassy Kabul
Great Massoud (Airport) Road
Telephone: 0700-108-001 or 0700-108-002
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: 0700-108-001
Fax: (00 93) (0) 700-108-564 or (0)202-300-546
Note, embassy services are limited due to Afghanistan’s political climate. Extreme caution is recommended if traveling to the region.
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