The U.S. Embassy reminds you that the risk of terrorist attacks, kidnapping, criminal violence, and civil unrest remains high in Kabul, Afghanistan’s provinces, and the roadways connecting them. Hotels, residential compounds, international organizations, embassies, and other locations frequented by foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, are known to be under enduring threat. Avoid becoming a target of opportunity. Carefully consider all travel and limit trips only to those that are absolutely necessary.
Please help us to increase enrollment in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). If you have colleagues who are not enrolled, please encourage them to visit https://step.state.gov and enroll today.
Actions to take:
- Review your personal security plans
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Avoid areas where Westerners are known to congregate
- Keep a low profile
- Vary your travel routes and times
- Minimize non-essential travel
- 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
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