Warning: this destination is considered very high risk, and many governments advise their citizens not to travel to large parts of the country.
Check your government's advice for travel to Afghanistan. Several foreign governments have clearly advised on their websites do not travel to Afghanistan.
There is a high threat of kidnappings in Afghanistan particularly around the capital Kabul and also near the border with Pakistan. Terrorist attacks have also frequently occurred around Kabul and also in the eastern and southern provinces of the country involving improvised explosive devices and suicide bombings. There are reports of indescrimate use of chemical weapons. The country has been continuously volatile since the Taliban government was ousted in 2001.
There is considerably high risk to both locals and travelers by Taliban and Daesh forces. Daesh forces are also taking advantage of disaffected locals and there has been an increase in risk of attacks by the terrorist organisation in recent years.
Travel to this destination against government advice has implications for your travel insurance and you should read and understand your policy documents thoroughly if you are considering travel to this destination. If you are a World Nomads policy holder and unsure as to how it will affect you, please contact our 24/7 Worldwide Emergency Assistance. as for some travelers, even the warning of "reconsider your need to travel" is enough for it to impact your travel insurance.
If you go anyway and get into trouble, it may be impossible for your insurer to provide emergency assistance, and consular officials from your own country may be severely limited in the assistance they can give. We care about your personal safety and wellbeing, please heed all government issued travel warnings.
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