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COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
Land borders with China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan remain closed, though some reports indicate that commercial trucks are sporadically being permitted to cross. The Chaman border with Pakistan is closed until further notice.
(until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
Many carriers require passengers to present a COVID-19-negative certificate to be accepted for boarding. The test will need to have been administered within 96 hours maximum prior to travelling, while some countries may require 72 hours. Consult with your specific airline for details.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
Land borders with China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan remain closed, though some reports indicate that commercial trucks are sporadically being permitted to cross.
(Until further notice)
Exit rules
• Outbound travel for local nationals / residents
Local authorities have not imposed any requirements for outbound travel. However all those exiting the country will have their temperature checked. If someone has a fever, the authorities will alert the airline.
• Outbound travel for “third country” nationals
Local authorities have not imposed any requirements for outbound travel. However all those exiting the country will have their temperature checked. If someone has a fever, the authorities will alert the airline.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
Many carriers require passengers to present a COVID-19-negative certificate to be accepted for boarding. The test will need to have been administered within 96 hours maximum prior to travelling, whilst some countries may require 72 hours. Consult with your specific airline for details.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on internal travel
• What restrictions are in place
Domestic flights have resumed but remain subject to short-notice cancellations.
(Until further notice)
Other social distancing measures
• General
Individuals must wear face masks in all public places and adhere to social distancing rules.

• Gatherings
Public gatherings of more than ten people remain prohibited.
(Until further notice)

22 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Afghanistan

COVID-19 information for Afghanistan

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The primary threat in Afghanistan stems from an ongoing insurgency. The south and east – particularly border areas with Pakistan – are the most volatile parts of the country, though the threat is nationwide. Government authority is limited outside the main urban centres, with the Taliban and warlords operating parallel governance and judicial structures throughout large parts of the country. The security situation is further complicated by ethnic and tribal divisions, corruption, and a narcotics industry that funds arms smuggling and terrorist activities.

This information is intended as a summary of the security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please monitor our alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Afghanistan
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioTo protect themselves from polio, all travellers
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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