Visa policy of Afghanistan

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Afghan visa

In accordance with the law, citizens of all countries require a visa to visit Afghanistan. The only exemptions are travellers born in Afghanistan, born to Afghani parents or with parents born in Afghanistan.[1] Visa exemption applies to holders of diplomatic or service passports of China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkey for visits up to 30 days.

Passport validity[edit]

Visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival except for citizens of Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States and Uzbekistan as well as all foreigners of Afghan origin, whose passports only have to be valid on arrival.[2]

Proposed reform[edit]

In February 2015 Afghanistan announced visa on arrival facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport for business visitors, journalists, athletes, airline staff and passengers in transit from countries that do not have a diplomatic mission of Afghanistan.[3][4]

Women attire[edit]

Women of all nationalities must cover their bodies except face, hands and feet.[5]

See also[edit]