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Afghanistan

0 active COVID-19 cases out of 1,000 people
0.62% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 0.62% last week
Most visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Afghanistan.

Border status

Afghanistan has restarted international flights. However, all routine immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing are suspended.

Point-of-entry screening has been introduced. Not everyone is being screened, but those who are and who show a temperature of more than 38ºC may be sent for isolation direct to one of 2 national hospitals (Kabul Infectious Disease and Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital in Kabul) or 5 provincial hospitals. These hospitals are outside of the Enhanced Security Zone.


Outgoing travelTraveling from the United States to Afghanistan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken hours before departing to Afghanistan.
Quarantine requirements
Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Afghanistan.

Return travelReturning to the United States from Afghanistan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Afghanistan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United States.
Exceptions

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Travelers with proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding. Proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.

More info at the CDC site

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Afghanistan will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering the United States.
Exceptions

Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​