overview

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Dowlat-e Eslami-ye-Afghanestan

country information

Flag

Afghanistan flag

capital

Kabul

DRIVING SIDE: Right

INTERNET CODE: .af

TIME ZONE: UTC + 4h30

COUNTRY CODE: +93

Neighbours

Pakistan

Iran

Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan

Tajikistan

China

Afghanistan map
Population

population

38 million 

Religion

religion

Islam (99.7%)

Other (<1%)

President

president & parliament

Head of State: Pres. Ashraf Ghani

Ruling Party: Independent

Groups

minority & majority groups

Pashtun (42%), Tajik (27%), Hazara (9%), Uzbek (9%), Turkmen (3%), Baluchi (2%), Other (8%)

Language

 

LANGUAGE

Dari / Pashtu

           Hello: (As-salâmo ‘alaykom) ااسال م عليكم

           Yes: (Bale) بله

           No: (Ne) نه

          Thank you: (Tašakor) تشكر

Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Afghan Afghani

1 USD = 76,47 Afghan Afghani

1 ZAR = 4,59 Afghan Afghani

 

Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

No compulsory vaccinations

Recommended:

Routine vaccines, Cholera, Hepatitis A & B

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:    220 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Power plugs & sockets are of type C and type F

Energy in Afghanistan is primarily provided by hydropower. According to the World Bank, approx. 84.1% of Afghanistan’s population has access to electricity. Some rural areas, however, may not get 24-hour electricity but this will change once the major CASA-1000 project is completed in 2020.

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Winter: min. -1 °C – max. 12 °C

Summer: min. 22 °C – max. 39°C

For more climate info, see: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/afghanistan

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

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EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

There is no South African Embassy

South Africans use the British Embassy

British Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

15th Street, Roundabout Wazir Akbar Khan

P.O. Box 334

Kabul

Afghanistan

Office hours: Sunday-Thursday: 08:30-16:30

Head of Mission: Mr Nicholas Kay, Ambassador

(+93) (0) 700 102 000

[email protected]

For more info, visit the website: https://www.embassypages.com

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

Hamid Karzai Kabul International Airport

Mazar-e Sharif International Airport (serves northern Afghanistan)

Kandahar International Airport (serves the southern parts of the country)

Herat International Airport (serves the population of western Afghanistan)

For more information, visit: http://www.afghanlogisticstours.com/contacts.php

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Standard Requirements

  • Passport with 6 months validity after the expiry of the Afghan Visa;
  • Passport photo;
  • Filled out Afghanistan Visa application form

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

 

 

 

Kam Air

Ariana Airlines

Safi Airways

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

There are 2402 registered Local NGOs; 293 International NGOs. Since 2013, there have been 3075 registered associations.

ACBAR, the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief & Development

Afghan independent body bringing together 155 national and international NGOs working in Afghanistan and abiding by the humanitarian principles of independence, neutrality, impartiality and humanity.

Contact: [email protected]

International Committee of the Red Cross Afghanistan

Website: https://www.icrc.org

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

202 East Avenue, Arcadia, PRETORIA

     

      +27 12 437 335/6/7

Climates to Travel. Climate – Afghanistan. Available from: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/afghanistan

Minority Rights Group International: World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples. Available from:

https://minorityrights.org/country/afghanistan/

World Atlas. What is the currency of Aghanistan? Available from: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-is-the-currency-of-afghanistan.html

 

 

 

Last Updated 20 April 2020