U.S. Embassy Kabul (August 19, 2021)

U.S. government-provided flights are departing Kabul and will continue until the evacuation operation is complete.  U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and their spouses and unmarried children (under age 21) should consider travelling to Hamid Karzai International Airport when you judge it is safe to do so.  The U.S. government cannot ensure safe passage to the airport.

We are processing people at multiple gates. Due to large crowds and security concerns, gates may open or close without notice.  Please use your best judgment and attempt to enter the airport at any gate that is open.

Be aware of the potential for violence and security threats associated with large crowds.  Please also see our Travel Advisory regarding ongoing threats in Afghanistan.

Actions to take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially in large crowds.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities including movement restrictions related to curfews.
  • Have a contingency plan for emergencies and review the Traveler’s Checklist.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.