Visa policy of Afghanistan

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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 Afghan parents or with parents born in Afghanistan.[1] Visa exemption applies to holders of diplomatic or service passports of China, India (diplomatic only), 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] In September 2017 some elements of the proposed reform were adopted.[5]

Women attire[edit]

Women of all nationalities must cover their bodies except face, hands and feet.[6]

Visitors[edit]

Country 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
 Uzbekistan Increase 38,276[7] Increase 32,130[8] Increase 18,900[9] Decrease 15,888[10]
17,802[11]
 Russia Decrease 1,450[12] Increase 1,463[13]
1,357[14]
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Afghanistan to issue visas on arrival to cut red tape, boost business
  4. ^ Afghanistan to issue visas on arrival to cut red tape
  5. ^ Foreign investors to get visas on arrival at airport
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "Распределение по странам числа граждан Республики Узбекистан, выехавших из Республики Узбекистан в 2018 году". stat.uz. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Распределение по странам числа граждан Республики Узбекистан, выехавших из Республики Узбекистан в 2017 году". stat.uz. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Распределение по странам числа граждан Республики Узбекистан, выехавших из Республики Узбекистан в 2016 году". stat.uz. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Распределение по странам числа граждан Республики Узбекистан, выехавших из Республики Узбекистан в 2015 году". stat.uz. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Распределение по странам числа граждан Республики Узбекистан, выехавших из Республики Узбекистан в 2014 году". stat.uz. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Выезд граждан РФ, 2018-17 гг" (PDF). atorus.ru. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Выезд граждан РФ, 2016-17 гг" (PDF). atorus.ru. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Выезд граждан РФ, 2016-17 гг" (PDF). atorus.ru. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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