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General Information

The official languages of Afghanistan are Dari, Pashto.

The national currency of Afghanistan is Afghani (Afs) (AFN).

1 AFN equals  .
equals  AFN.

Location

Afghanistan

The distance from to Afghanistan is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

The U.S. Department of State strongly advises U.S. citizens to not travel to Afghanistan! Do not travel to Afghanistan due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Your travel destination belongs to the 20 countries with the highest criminality. Always remember to be careful.

The criminality index of Afghanistan is 73. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 119 to call the police in Afghanistan.

LGBT

Afghanistan has a score of -11 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Afghanistan ranks #190 worldwide.

While homosexuality is not explicitly illegal under Afghan law, individuals may be prosecuted under laws forbidding sodomy, and sexual relations between unmarried individuals is generally forbidden. LGBTI individuals face discrimination, violence, and persecution in Afghan society.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Afghanistan should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Afghanistan:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Polio

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Afghanistan to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Afghanistan differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Afghanistan, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type F
Weather

The temperature difference between Afghanistan and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 27–55°F  /  -3–13°C 22% 0%
Sat November 09 29–57°F  /  -2–14°C 22% 0%
Sun November 10 32–58°F  /  0–15°C 22% 0%
Mon November 11 32–57°F  /  -0–14°C 22% 0%
Tue November 12 32–54°F  /  0–12°C 30% 6%
Wed November 13 30–53°F  /  -1–12°C 41% 20%
Thu November 14 30–54°F  /  -1–12°C 34% 1%
Fri November 15 29–55°F  /  -1–13°C 24% 1%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:32 am and sets at 05:09 pm. This equates to 10.6 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Afghanistan, it is in . When the sun sets in Afghanistan, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Afghanistan is 50.00 AFN. Every kilometer costs an additional 50.00 AFN. Every hour of waiting time costs 300.00 AFN.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Afghanistan.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 51.00 AFN in Afghanistan.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 257.42 AFN.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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