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Security Alert: Afghanistan, No Commercial Flights for Travelers Leaving Kabul

U.S. Embassy Kabul

Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Update

March 29, 2020



Turkey has suspended all international flights and strictly limited domestic travel.  As a result, KAM Air has stopped flights to Istanbul.  There are currently no commercial options for travelers leaving Kabul. 


Information about current travel restrictions world-wide can be found on the International Air Transport Association website.


Additional Information:

·      https://af.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

·      https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html


Actions to take:

·      Review CDC guidance on self-quarantine and personal protective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

·      Develop a plan and determine the resources needed to safely shelter in place for 30-90 days.



·      American Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan
Located at Great Massoud Road between Radio Afghanistan and
the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul.
+93-700-114-000 or +93-700-108-000 (after hours)

·      State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·      Afghanistan Country Information

·      Afghanistan Travel Advisory

·      Enroll in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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