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Travel Information

1.) General Information
2.) Places to Visit
3.) Visas and Customs
4.) Accommodation
5.) Transportation
6.) Travel Agencies and Tourism
7.) Banks
8.) Shopping
9.) Restaurants in Kabul
10.) Internet Access
11.) Mobile Phones
12.) Beauty Salons and Dry Cleaning
13.) Shipping Outlets

Visa & Customs

- Visas
- Customs


All visitors to Afghanistan must posses a valid passport and an Afghan visa. The basic tourist visa entitles a traveler to 30 days stay in Afghanistan. It is recommended that this one-month visa be obtained prior to traveling to Afghanistan. Visas may be obtained at any Afghan Consulate or Embassy around the world.

Consular Offices in the United States:

The Embassy of Afghanistan - Consular Office
2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Suite #216
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202-298-9125
Fax: 202-483-6487
[email protected]

Consulate General of Afghanistan - New York
360 Lexington Ave 11th Floor
New York NY 10017
Phone: 212-972-2276
Fax: 212-972-2046
Email: [email protected]

Consulate General of Afghanistan - Los Angeles
Mr. Abdullah AIMAQUE, Consul General
11040 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 300
Los Angeles CA 90025
Phone: 310 473 6583
Fax: 310 473 6775
Email: [email protected]


There is no customs duty on personal effects. However, check with the Ministry of Finance for prohibited and controlled exports and imports.

Deputy Minister, Customs & Revenue: Sharifullah Ibrahimi
Ministry of Finance
Pashtoonistan -Watt
Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: +93 (75) 200 4199
Fax:     (20) 2103 439
E-Mail:   [email protected]


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