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Flights to Afghanistan in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,373Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Afghanistan right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Afghanistan at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Afghanistan citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

Afghanistan has restarted international flights. However, all routine immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing are suspended. Point-of-entry screening has been introduced. Not everyone is being screened, but those who are and who show a temperature of more than 38ºC may be sent for isolation direct to one of 2 national hospitals (Kabul Infectious Disease and Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital in Kabul) or 5 provincial hospitals. These hospitals are outside of the Enhanced Security Zone.

If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.
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Cheapest Prices for Afghanistan flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Afghanistan found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$979
February
$962
March
$1,042
April
$1,051
May
$1,058
June
$1,539
July
$1,326
August
$1,289
September
$1,033
October
$1,042
November
$1,096
December
$1,264
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Afghanistan is February. The most expensive month for flights is June. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Afghanistan?

Average Kabul Khwaja Rawash flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - KBL
Price
$962 - $2,230
KBL
Temperature
37.4 - 86 °F
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Rainfall
0 - 1.54 inches
February is typically the best time to fly to Afghanistan, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Afghanistan, the warmest period tends to be March, with the wettest being February.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Afghanistan?

The cheapest day to fly to Afghanistan is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Afghanistan?

Afghanistan flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Afghanistan from the USA?

Flight time from the US to Afghanistan will vary significantly depending on several factors. First, the part of the US you leave from will have the largest impact, but the number of stopovers and where you land in Afghanistan will also play a role. For instance, a flight from Houston, Texas with a single stopover in Istanbul will take 23h 20m. A flight from San Francisco with a single stop in Istanbul will take 24h. A flight from New York City to Afghanistan with a stopover in Dubai will take 21h 55m. The most popular airports to fly out of to reach Afghanistan from the US include JFK International in New York City, as well as Los Angeles International in California. For international travelers, chances are good that you’ll land at Khwaja Rawash Airport in Kabul, as this is the main international airport.

Which cities offer direct flights to Afghanistan from the USA?

Many cities in the US offer flights to Afghanistan, but none offer direct flights. All flights will require at least a single stopover. New York City and Los Angeles are the largest cities offering flights to Afghanistan, but there are many others, including Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Note that flights with two stopovers may take 32h or more. Some of the more common stopover points on this route include Istanbul, London, and New Delhi. However, the routes vary drastically due to the sheer size of the United States.

What is the best way to get around Afghanistan?

Travel within Afghanistan is difficult and dangerous due to the ongoing hostilities there. The only real option is to hire a taxi, although there is a bus system in Kabul. If you take a taxi, understand that haggling the rate is expected and they do not use meters. Travel overland is discouraged outside of major urban centers, although there are limited car hire facilities in the city of Kabul. If you do choose to rent a car, consider hiring a driver or a guide. Boat rentals that ply the inland waterways are also available. There is no train system here.

What are some things to do in Afghanistan?

While much of Afghanistan is off-limits due to hostilities, there are many things to see and do here. One of those is to visit Band-e-Amir National Park. You can also see the stunning Blue Mosque, or visit Babur Tomb. Qargha Lake is always pretty, and you can also explore the Bamiyan Valley’s cultural landscape and archaeological remains. The Kabul Museum is informative, and Darul Aman Palace is worth visiting, as well.

Do I need a passport to fly to Afghanistan from the USA?

Yes, US citizens will need a passport to enter Afghanistan. You will also need a visa with at least one blank page and that has at least six months of validity remaining. You are also limited to $20,000 maximum on entry and exit, and you must have your polio vaccine up to date. Note that Afghanistan is flagged as a level 4 nation and the State Department advises all Americans not to visit doe to a wide range of threats.

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