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Afghanistan: Various travel information

Afghanistan: Various travel information

How do you get to Afghanistan?

Ariana Airlines (Internet: offers international flights to and from Afghanistan.

There are weekly flights from Kabul to Delhi (India), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Istanbul (Turkey), Frankfurt (Germany) and Herat in western Afghanistan.

Travel in the country

Due to the current political situation, it is life-threatening to travel on your own initiative.

Air connections

There are internal flights between Kabul and regional cities such as Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar through Bakhtar Airlines.


The road network is around 21,000 km long, around 13% of which are paved. Essentially it consists of a connection between the larger cities of Herat, Kandahar, Ghazni and Kabul. These main roads require extensive construction and regional roads are in dire need of repair. About 80% of Afghanistan's roads and bridges have been completely destroyed.

Formalities, visas

The following is responsible for issuing visas in Germany:

Visa department of the Embassy of Afghanistan

Wilhelmstrasse 65

10117 Berlin

Tel.: +49 - (0) 30-2 06 73 50

Email: [email protected]

National currency

The national currency of Afghanistan is the Afghani (Af) = 100 pulse.

  • Import and export of national currency

    The import and export of national currency is limited to 500 Af.

  • Import and export of foreign currencies

    There are no restrictions on the import and export of foreign currencies, but a declaration is required.


Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs

Traditional goods are coats and jackets made of lambskin and suede, Turkmen hats, embroidery, ceramics, glass, nomad jewelry, hand-knotted carpets, wood carvings, silk, brass, copper and silver work.

Infectious Diseases

In Afghanistan, the following infectious diseases, which are rarely or rarely widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria, especially between May and November, is a nationwide risk of malaria. About 95-98% of infections are due to tertian malaria, the rest to the very dangerous tropical malaria. However, there is no risk of malaria infection in areas above 2,000 m.
  • Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Intestinal infections, through contaminated food or contaminated water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio
  • Leishmaniasis
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • Typhoid, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Tick bite fever

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Afghanistan, the following vaccinations recommended:

  • Cholera, in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or food.
  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country
  • Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for those who may come into contact with blood. Hepatitis B is also transmitted through sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus, should always exist, also in the home country
  • Rabies, only in high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals.
  • Typhoid, only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling in the country it is advisable to undergo malaria prophylaxis. However, if the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a "stand-by preparation" with you.

Compulsory vaccination

There is a compulsory vaccination against yellow fever for all persons who are older than one year and who come from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO.

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens' Service

Tel.: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 2000

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate of Afghanistan is:


Afghanistan: embassies and consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Afghanistan embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Afghanistan embassies and consulates

Representations of Afghanistan in Germany

The building of the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is located at Taunusstraße 3 - corner Hubertusbader Straße in the Grunewald district in the Berlin district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

The message at the end of the quiet, tree-lined Taunusstrasse is an architecturally striking building - with modern elements in the entrance area.

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Berlin

Taunusstrasse 3

14193 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 2 06 73 50

Email: [email protected]

Consulate General in Bonn

Responsible for: North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland

Liebfrauenweg 1a

53125 Bonn

Tel: 0049 - (0) 228 - 22 72 07 60

German representations in Afghanistan

Embassy in Kabul

Wazir Akbar Khan, Mena 6

Kabul, Afghanistan

Tel: 0093 - (0) 20 - 210 15 12

0093 - (0) 20 - 210 15 13

0093 - (0) 20 - 210 15 14

0093 - (0) 20 - 210 15 15


Austrian representations in Afghanistan

The embassy in Pakistan is responsible.

Representations of Afghanistan in Austria

Embassy in Vienna Lackierergasse


1090 Vienna

Tel: 0043 - (0) 1 - 524 78 06

E-Mail: [email protected]

Swiss representations in Afghanistan

The embassy in Pakistan is responsible.

Representations of Afghanistan in Switzerland

Embassy in Geneva

Rue de Lausanne 63

1202 Geneva

Tel: 0041 - (0) 22 - 731 14 49

Email: [email protected]


Consulate in Geneva

Rue de Lausanne 63

1202 Geneva

Tel: 0041 - (0) 22 - 731 14 49






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