Afghanistan has restarted international flights. However, all routine immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing are suspended.
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Afghanistan.
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Afghanistan.
All arriving travelers are recommended to self-quarantine at home for 14 days, but not required.
Travellers returning from Afghanistan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.
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
Visitors returning from Afghanistan will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.
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.
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.
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