Afghanistan Travel Information

Last modified: July 15, 2023
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Basic health information for travelers to Afghanistan

Malaria is present in this country so every precaution needs to be taken in order to avoid infection.

Basic security information for travelers to Afghanistan

Afghanistan is an Islamic country and all visitors should show appropriate respect to all local customs and traditions. Alcohol cannot be consumed in public and all pork products are prohibited from being imported or eaten in this country. Western women should wear a head scarf during their visit and showing the bottom of the foot is considered an insult. Photos of important government buildings, palaces and military installations are not allowed and will likely lead to being detained or arrested by the security services. Photos of local people or places should only be taken with their permission.

Homosexuality is banned in this country and any overt displays of affection between same sex couples in public could lead to trouble.

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