Officially known as the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Afghanistan is a country of great beauty. Sadly, the country been ravaged by years of terrible war. Many of Afghanistan’s historical monuments and important sites have been destroyed by The Taliban, and even the stunning countryside and mountainous regions are now unfortunately considered unsafe for visiting.
Travel Health Information
In the current climate, it is not advisable to visit Afghanistan unless it is absolutely essential. Travelling by road around the country is extremely dangerous. If you are required to be there for work or any other reason, you should be aware of your own safety and security at all times.
As well as terrorism and crime, there are a number of other health issues to highlight for visitors to Afghanistan. The country is in an active earthquake zone. During the winter rainfall can be heavy, causing landslips and extensive flooding, and heavy snow can cause avalanches in the mountains. During the summer months, the cities are extremely dry and dusty, which can cause issues for those with asthma or breathing difficulties. Medical attention may be hard to find, especially in more remote areas, and will not be up to UK standards anywhere in Afghanistan. There is malaria present in some parts of Afghanistan, book in to one of our clinics where we can advise on appropriate malaria tablets, as well as any other necessary vaccinations before travel.
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