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Afghanistan Travel Restrictions

2.08% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 2.08% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Afghanistan.

Afghanistan entry details and exceptions

Afghanistan has restarted international flights. However, all routine immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing are suspended.


Outgoing travel to AfghanistanTravelling from New Zealand to Afghanistan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Afghanistan.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand from Afghanistan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Afghanistan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Afghanistan will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Afghanistan.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Afghanistan with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Afghanistan with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Afghanistan is recommended in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Afghanistan are closed. Bars in Afghanistan are closed.