Visa requirements for Afghan citizens

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Visa requirements for Afghan citizens are administrative entry restrictions imposed on citizens of Afghanistan by the authorities of other states.

According to the "Henley Visa Restrictions Index 2013", holders of an Afghan passport can visit only 28 countries visa-free or with visa on arrival. This is the lowest number of all passports worldwide as of 2013.[1]

Visa requirements map[edit]

Visa requirements for Afghan citizens

Visa requirements[edit]

Country Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Albania Visa required[2]
 Algeria Visa required[3]
 Andorra Visa required[4]
 Angola Visa required[5]
 Antigua and Barbuda Visa required[6]
 Argentina Visa required[7]
 Armenia Visa required[8]
 Australia Visa required[9] May apply online.[10]
 Austria Visa required[11]
 Azerbaijan Visa required[12]
 Bahamas Visa required[13]
 Bahrain Visa required[14]
 Bangladesh Visa on arrival[15] 30 days
 Barbados Visa required[16]
 Belarus Visa required[17]
 Belgium Visa required[18]
 Belize Visa required[19]
 Benin Visa required[20]
 Bhutan Visa required[21]
 Bolivia Visa required[22]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa required[23]
 Botswana Visa required[24]
 Brazil Visa required[25]
 Brunei Visa required[26]
 Bulgaria Visa required[27]
 Burkina Faso Visa required[28]
 Burundi Visa on arrival[29] 30 days; obtainable at Bujumbura International Airport
 Cambodia Visa required[30]
 Cameroon Visa required[31]
 Canada Visa required[32]
 Cape Verde Visa on arrival[33]
 Central African Republic Visa required[34]
 Chad Visa required[35]
 Chile Visa required[36]
 China Visa required[37]
 Colombia Visa required[38]
 Comoros Visa on arrival[39]
 Republic of the Congo Visa required[40]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required[41]
 Costa Rica Visa required[42]
 Côte d'Ivoire Visa required[43]
 Croatia Visa required[44]
 Cuba Visa required[45]
 Cyprus Visa required[46]
 Czech Republic Visa required[47]
 Denmark Visa required[48]
 Djibouti Visa on arrival[49]
 Dominica Visa not required[50] 21 days
 Dominican Republic Visa required[51]
 Ecuador Visa required[52]
 Egypt Visa required[53]
 El Salvador Visa required[54]
 Equatorial Guinea Visa required[55]
 Eritrea Visa required[56]
 Estonia Visa required[57]
 Ethiopia Visa required[58]
 Fiji Visa required[59]
 Finland Visa required[60]
 France Visa required[61]
 Gabon Visa required[62]
 Gambia Visa required[63]
 Georgia Visa on arrival[64]
 Germany Visa required[65]
 Ghana Visa required[66]
 Greece Visa required[67]
 Grenada Visa required[68]
 Guatemala Visa required[69]
 Guinea Visa required[70]
 Guinea-Bissau Visa on arrival[71] 90 days
 Guyana Visa required[72]
 Haiti Visa not required[73] 3 months
 Honduras Visa required[74]
 Hungary Visa required[75]
 Iceland Visa required[76]
 India Visa required[77]
 Indonesia Visa required[78]
 Iran Visa required[79]
 Iraq Visa required[80]
 Ireland Visa required[81]
 Israel Visa required[82]
 Italy Visa required[83]
 Jamaica Visa required[84]
 Japan Visa required[85]
 Jordan Visa required[86]
 Kazakhstan Visa required[87]
 Kenya Visa required[88]
 Kiribati Visa required[89]
 North Korea Visa required[90]
 South Korea Visa required[91]
 Kuwait Admission refused[92][93]
 Kyrgyzstan Visa required[94]
 Laos Visa required[95] Visa on arrival for official visitors holding an official letter of guarantee issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos.
 Latvia Visa required[96]
 Lebanon Visa required[97]
 Lesotho Visa required[98]
 Liberia Visa required[99]
 Libya Visa required[100]
 Liechtenstein Visa required[101]
 Lithuania Visa required[102]
 Luxembourg Visa required[103]
 Macedonia Visa required[104]
 Madagascar Visa on arrival[105] 90 days
 Malawi Visa required[106]
 Malaysia Visa required[107]
 Maldives Visa on arrival[108] 30 days
 Mali Visa on arrival[109]
 Malta Visa required[110]
 Marshall Islands Visa required[111]
 Mauritania Visa on arrival[112]
 Mauritius Visa required[113]
 Mexico Visa required[114] 180 days
 Micronesia Visa not required[115] 30 days
 Moldova Visa required[116]
 Monaco Visa required[117]
 Mongolia Visa required[118]
 Montenegro Visa required[119]
 Morocco Visa required[120]
 Mozambique Visa on arrival[121] 30 days
 Myanmar Visa required[122]
 Namibia Visa required[123]
 Nauru Visa required[124]
   Nepal Visa required[125]
 Netherlands Visa required[126]
 New Zealand Visa required[127]
 Nicaragua Visa required[128]
 Niger Visa required[129]
 Nigeria Visa required[130]
 Norway Visa required[131]
 Oman Visa required[132]
 Pakistan Visa required[133]
 Palau Visa on arrival[134] 30 days
 Panama Visa required[135]
 Papua New Guinea Visa required[136]
 Paraguay Visa required[137]
 Peru Visa required[138]
 Philippines Visa required[139]
 Poland Visa required[140]
 Portugal Visa required[141]
 Qatar Visa required[142]
 Romania Visa required[143]
 Russia Visa required[144]
 Rwanda Visa required[145] Visa is obtained online.[146]
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa required[147]
 Saint Lucia Visa required[148]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa not required[149] 1 month
 Samoa Entry Permit on arrival[150] 60 days
 San Marino Visa required[151]
 São Tomé and Príncipe Visa required[152] Visa is obtained online.[153]
 Saudi Arabia Visa required[154]
 Senegal Visa required[155]
 Serbia Visa required[156]
 Seychelles Visitor's Permit on arrival[157] 1 month
 Sierra Leone Visa required[158]
 Singapore Visa required[159]
 Slovakia Visa required[160]
 Slovenia Visa required[161]
 Solomon Islands Visa required[162]
 Somalia Visa required[163] Visa on arrival for 30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted
to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.
 South Africa Visa required[164]
 South Sudan Visa required[165]
 Spain Visa required[166]
 Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization[167] 30 days
 Sudan Visa required[168]
 Suriname Visa required[169]
 Swaziland Visa required[170]
 Sweden Visa required[171]
  Switzerland Visa required[172]
 Syria Visa required[173]
 Tajikistan Visa required[174]
 Tanzania Visa required[175]
 Thailand Visa required[176]
 Timor-Leste Visa on arrival[177] 30 days
 Togo Visa on arrival[178] 7 days
 Tonga Visa required[179]
 Trinidad and Tobago Visa required[180]
 Tunisia Visa required[181]
 Turkey Visa required[182]
 Turkmenistan Visa required[183]
 Tuvalu Visa on arrival[184] 1 month
 Uganda Visa on arrival[185]
 Ukraine Visa required[186]
 United Arab Emirates Visa required[187]
 United Kingdom Visa required[188]
 United States Visa required[189]
 Uruguay Visa required[190]
 Uzbekistan Visa required[191]
 Vanuatu Visa required[192]
  Vatican City Visa required[193]
 Venezuela Visa required[194]
 Vietnam Visa required[195]
 Yemen Visa required[196]
 Zambia Visa required[197]
 Zimbabwe Visa required[198]

Territories[edit]

Visa requirements for Afghan citizens for visits to various territories, disputed areas and restricted zones:

Europe
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Abkhazia Visa required[199]
Flag of the Greek Orthodox Church.svg Mount Athos Visa required Special permit required (4 days: 25 euro for Orthodox visitors, 35 euro for non-Orthodox visitors, 18 euro for students). There is a visitors' quota: maximum 100 Orthodox and 10 non-Orthodox per day and women are not allowed.[200][201]
 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Visa not required[202][203]
United Nations UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus Visa required[204] Access Permit is required for travelling inside the zone, except Civil Use Areas.
 Gibraltar Visa required[205]
Norway Jan Mayen Visa required[206] Permit issued by the local police required for staying for less than 24 hours[207] and permit issued by the Norwegian police for staying for more than 24 hours.[208]
 Kosovo Visa required[209]
 Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Visa required[210][211] Travellers with Nagorno-Karabakh visa (expired or valid) or evidence of travel to Nagorno-Karabakh (stamps) will be permanently denied entry to Azerbaijan.[212]
 South Ossetia Visa required[213][214] Three day prior notification required.
 Transnistria Visa required[215][216] Registration required after 24h.
Africa
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 British Indian Ocean Territory Visa required[217] Special permit required.
 Eritrea (outside Asmara) Visa required[218] To travel in the rest of the country, a Travel Permit for Foreigners is required (20 Eritrean nakfa)
 Ascension Island Visa required[219] Entry Permit must be obtained minimum 28 days in advance (3 months for 20/30 pounds sterling, single/double entry).
 Saint Helena Visa required[220] Visitor's Pass granted on arrival valid for 4/10/21/60/90 days for 12/14/16/20/25 pound sterling.
 Tristan da Cunha Visa required[221] Permission to land required for 15/30 pounds sterling (yacht/ship passenger) for Tristan da Cunha Island or 20 pounds sterling for Gough Island, Inaccessible Island or Nightingale Islands.
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
(Western Sahara controlled territory)
Undefined visa regime
 Somaliland Visa required[222][223] 30 days for 30 US dollars, payable on arrival
Asia
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Hong Kong Visa required[224]
 India PAP/RAP Visa required Protected Area Permit (PAP) required for all of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and parts of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. Restricted Area Permit (RAP) required for all of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep and parts of Sikkim. Some of these requirements are occasionally lifted for a year.[225][226][227][228][229]
 Macao Visa on arrival[230]
 Taiwan Visa required[231]
Tajikistan Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province Visa required OIVR permit required (15+5 Tajikistani Somoni) and another special permit (free of charge) is required for Lake Sarez.[232][233][234]
China Tibet Autonomous Region Visa required Tibet Travel Permit required (10 US Dollars).[235][236][237]
United Nations Korean Demilitarized Zone Restricted zone.
United Nations UNDOF Zone and Ghajar Restricted zone.
Caribbean and North Atlantic
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Anguilla Visa required[238]
 Aruba Visa required[239]
 Bermuda Visa required[240]
Netherlands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba Visa required[241]
 British Virgin Islands Visa required[242]
 Cayman Islands Visa required[243]
 Curacao Visa required[244]
France French Guiana Visa required[245]
France French West Indies Visa required[246]
 Montserrat Visa required[247]
 Puerto Rico Visa required[248]
 Sint Maarten Visa required[249]
 Turks and Caicos Islands Visa required[250]
 U.S. Virgin Islands Visa required[251]
Oceania
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 American Samoa Visa required[252]
Australia Ashmore and Cartier Islands Visa required Special authorisation required.[253]
France Clipperton Island Visa required Special permit required.[254]
 Cook Islands Visa not required[255] 31 days
 French Polynesia Visa required[256]
 Guam Visa required[257]
 Niue Visa on arrival[258] 30 days
 Pitcairn Islands Visa not required[259][260][261] 14 days visa free and landing fee 35 USD or tax of 5 USD if not going ashore.
United States United States Minor Outlying Islands Visa required Special permits required for Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Island.[262][263][264][265][266][267][268]
South Atlantic and Antarctica
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Falkland Islands Visa required[269]
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Visa required Pre-arrival permit from the Commissioner required (72 hours/1 month for 110/160 pounds sterling).[270][271]
Antarctica Special permits required for  British Antarctic Territory,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands,  Argentine Antarctica, Australia Australian Antarctic Territory, Antártica Chilena Province Chilean Antarctic Territory, Australia Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Norway Peter I Island, Norway Queen Maud Land, New Zealand Ross Dependency.[272][273][274][275][276][277][278][279][280][281][282][283]
  •  Arab League — Certain countries will deny access to holders of Israeli visas or passport stamps of Israel.

Vaccination[edit]

Many African countries, including Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia require all incoming passengers to have a current International Certificate of Vaccination. Some other countries require vaccination only if the passenger is coming from an infected area.[284]

Passport validity[edit]

Many countries require passport validity of no less than 6 months and one or two blank pages.[285]

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