News & Events

Health Alert – Afghanistan

Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for  Measles in Afghanistan .​ The Department of State’s  January 18  Travel Advisory advising U.S. citizens not to travel to Afghanistan due to security conditions remains in place. Location: Country wide, with the highest rates occurring in Paktia, Balkh, Kunduz, Zabul, Kandahar, and Logar Provinces. ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens

Location:  Afghanistan You are receiving this message because you are enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive updated safety and security information for Afghanistan. If you are currently in Afghanistan, please contact  AfghanistanACS@state.gov  and confirm if you would like assistance in departing. GENERAL INFORMATION As stated in our  Travel Advisory  for Afghanistan, travel to all ...
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Security Alert: Threats at the Serena Hotel

Security Alert:Threats at the Serena Hotel (October 10, 2021) Event: Because of security threats at the Serena Hotel, we advise U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the hotel and the surrounding vicinity. U.S. citizens who are at or near the Serena Hotel should leave immediately. Actions to take: Be aware of your surroundings at all times, ...
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Security Message: Suspension of Operations (August 31, 2021)

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul suspended operations on August 31, 2021. While the U.S. government has withdrawn its personnel from Kabul, we will continue to assist U.S. citizens and their families in Afghanistan. U.S. citizens seeking assistance should contact the Consular Affairs Afghanistan Call Center at 833-741-2777 or 606-260-4379 or email  AfghanistanACS@state.gov The Embassy will continue to provide information via the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) , the  Embassy web page ...
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