Location: Throughout Afghanistan
Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul alerts U.S. citizens that extremist organizations have historically planned disruptive activities and attacks targeting celebrations and large gatherings during the annual Nowruz holiday. U.S. citizens may notice heightened security measures, including traffic disruptions and road closures in Kabul.
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed Sunday, March 21, 2021, in honor of the Nowruz holiday. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance can reach the American Citizen Services unit using the contact information below.
The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the Travel Advisory for Afghanistan is Level 4-Do Not Travel due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, armed conflict, and COVID-19. U.S. citizens already in Afghanistan should consider departing. If you decide to remain in Afghanistan, carefully consider all travel and limit trips only to those that are absolutely necessary.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid large crowds, gatherings, and demonstrations.
- Minimize non-essential travel.
- Notify a trusted person of your travel and movement plans.
- Be aware of your surroundings and local security developments.
- Monitor local media.
- Review your personal security plans.
- American Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan, Located at Great Massoud Road between Radio Afghanistan and the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul.
+93-700-114-000 or +93 -700-108-000 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Afghanistan Country Information
- Afghanistan Travel Advisory
- Enroll in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
American Citizen Services (ACS) Chief / Fraud Prevention Manager
Consular Section | United States Embassy | Kabul, Afghanistan
Office: x3269 | US Office: +1 (301) 490-1042 x3269 | AFGH Office: +93 (0)700 11 3269
DSN: 318-449-3020 x3269 | Duty Phone: x4950
AFGH Mobile: +93 (0)711 94 5498 | AFGH Duty Phone: +93 (0)700 11 4950
Embassy Schedule: Telework/Remote Operations Sunday to Thursday, Emergency Services only Friday-Saturday
Kabul is currently +8.5 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. (9:00am in WDC is 5:30pm in KBL.)