Message to U.S. Citizens: Reduced Commercial Flights (March 24, 2020)

There are very few commercial flight options remaining in Afghanistan. We urge all U.S. citizens to utilize the existing commercial flights and depart Afghanistan immediately.  Flight information is changing hourly; please contact the airlines or your travel agent directly for the most current information.

Information about current travel restrictions world-wide can be found on the International Air Transport Association website.

Schedules and availability are changing by the hour in some cases.  Please contact airlines directly for more information.


Istanbul travelers who arrive on Kam Air and connect to Turkish Airlines must exit the airport to claim and re-check their baggage, which requires a Turkish e-visa (

United Arab Emirates

  • The UAE government has announced suspension of all passenger flights from March 25. 


  • All Flights to and from India are suspended until March 29.  Service may resume after that time.  Please check the following airlines after March 29.
  • Kam Air
  • Air India

Additional updates will be sent through the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  If you have colleagues who are not enrolled, please encourage them to visit and enroll today.

Actions to take:

  • Consider leaving Afghanistan via the earliest available commercial transportation.
  • Develop a plan of action that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.