Travel Insurance to Afghanistan
Crimea, do not travel - Please check Smart Traveller for updated travel advice https://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/asia/south/Pages/afghanistan.aspx
We advise against all travel here due to the very high risk. If you do travel, you should typically seek professional security advice. Be aware that Travel Insurance Saver policies will be void and that the Australian Government is unlikely to be able to provide consular assistance.
|Language:||Pushto; Dari; English; German|
|Area:||647,497 sq. km|
|± GMT:||+4.5 hours|
Nearby Countries of Interest
Located in central Asia Afghanistan is considered to be the crossroads between East and West. For centuries the focal point of a major trade route and the bringing together of different cultures.
The Khyber a famous mountain pass for traders over time which connects Afghanistan with Pakistan and is the road to Europe. More recently this was a popular route for Australians travelling to Europe on the start of their lifetime adventure.
Since the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, the country has been in turmoil with ongoing wars and terrorist activity. At this stage, it is a country to be avoided.
Hopefully, when stability returns the mystic this country has to offer will once again see Afghanistan sharing its cultural and geographic delights to visitors from around the world.
Afghanistan Information and travel Advice from Smart Traveller
You are strongly advised you not to travel to Afghanistan because of the extremely dangerous security situation and the very high threat of terrorist attack.
Deterioration insecurity in the provinces surrounding Kabul means that travel by road from Kabul by foreigners has been restricted by the Afghan Government to those with armed security. You should only travel in secure transport with close protection, using reputable local drivers and guides.
There is a continuing high threat of kidnapping against Westerners, including journalists and those working for NGOs and international organisations. In 2008, there were more than 300 kidnapping incidents in Afghanistan.
*Please use information as a guide and always check Smart Traveller for the most up to date information.
Note: Remember to register with Smart Traveller before travelling overseas
Afghanistan travel insurance guide
The Australian government and Smart Traveller recommend appropriate insurance information if you are travelling overseas and to ensure that you are properly covered with comprehensive travel insurance. The cost of medical, dental and let alone the inconvenience of the lost luggage can ruin your holiday.
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