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Afghanistan Travel Restrictions

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Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Afghanistan.

Afghanistan entry details and exceptions

Afghanistan's border is open to travel and international flights are slowly restarting. However, the security situation in the country remains extremely volatile. Please always check the latest news before considering travel to Afghanistan.

Travelers may need a pre-approval letter from the local authority in Afghanistan before traveling.


Outgoing travel to AfghanistanTravelling from South Africa to Afghanistan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Afghanistan.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Afghanistan.

Details and exceptions
All arriving travelers are recommended to self-quarantine at home for 14 days, but not required.

Return travelReturning to South Africa from Afghanistan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Afghanistan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Afghanistan are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


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