The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to Afghanistan. You should not travel to Afghanistan.
The security situation in Afghanistan remains extremely volatile. There is an ongoing and high threat of terrorist attacks through Afghanistan, including around the airport. Travel throughout Afghanistan is extremely dangerous, and border crossings may not be open. See ‘Safety and security’.
is a heightened risk of detention of foreign nationals. The British Government may not be notified about such detentions and communications with family or next of kin may not be guaranteed. There are currently no British consular officials in Afghanistan to provide consular assistance.
The British Embassy in Kabul has suspended in-country operations.
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cannot point. If you are still in Afghanistan, you are strongly encouraged to Confirm Your Presence so that you will updates.
If you are a British national in Afghanistan, and would like information about applying for UK visas for your family then visit www.gov.uk/apply-to-come-to-the-uk or call UK Visas and Immigration on +44 (0) 2475 389980
If you are an Afghan national and are eligible or have been approved for assistance under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) or you are at serious risk and fall within a priority group please monitor our support page for further updates and information, or call +44 2475 389 980 (or 02475 389 980 in the UK).
If you would like information about applying for a British passport, or would like to check on your passport application, then visit www.gov.uk/overseas-passports or call the passport advice line on +44 (0) 300 222 0000
Registering your presence
If you are a British national still in Afghanistan, you are strongly encouraged to Confirm Your Presence
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Travelling from and returning to the UK
Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Afghanistan. See Terrorism
Afghanistan is in a major earthquake zone and remains at risk from powerful earthquakes, aftershocks, landslides and flooding. See Natural disasters