Afghanistan destination information

All you need to know before visiting Afghanistan

Afghanistan summary

Afghanistan is a big country with around 28M Afghan. Official languages are Pashto and Dari. Afghanistan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+04:30. Currency used in Afghanistan is Afghani (AFN).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 223
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 223

ATMs in Afghanistan are Rare. Internet speed in Afghanistan is on average 1.1 Mbps.

🏙️ Kabul
🗣️ Pashto Turkmen Uzbek
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 28M ☀️ ~13 °C 🌧 ~24 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 652k km2 (252k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Afghanistan uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Pashto
  • Turkmen
  • Uzbek


Currency 💱

1 AFN = 0.01 USD

Afghanistan uses the Afghan afghani (symbol: ?), code AFN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 afghanis. Afghani is subdivided into 100 puls. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 afghanis.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Afghanistan. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Afghanistan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Afghanistan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Afghanistan, dial +, then 93 (the country code for Afghanistan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Afghanistan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 23 .

international: + 93 23 1234567
calling local: 023 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Afghanistan is on average 1.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Afghanistan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 897.53 AFN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Afghan Wireless, Etisalat, MTN Group, ROSHAN or Salaam.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Afghan embassies

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