Afghanistan is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia. It has a population of approximately 32 million, making it the 42nd most populous country in the world. Through the ages it has been home to various people and witnessed numerous military campaigns by Alexander the Great, Muslim Arabs, Mongols, British, Soviet Russians, and now by Western powers. A series of coups in the 1970s was followed by a Soviet invasion and a series of civil wars that devastated much of Afghanistan. This was followed by the recent $100 billion nationwide rebuilding process.
Malaria – Transmission occurs from April-December. Chemoprophylaxis is recommended for certain areas.
Traveller’s Diarrhoea – High risk exists throughout the country including in deluxe accommodations. Food and beverage precautions are essential to reduce the likelihood of illness
A Gastro Kit can be purchased from Travel Vaccination Health care which includes prescription and non-prescription medications for presumptive self treatment if diarrhoea occurs.
** A vaccination certificate is required for entry for travellers coming from countries with risk of YF.
*This information is to be used as a guide only. Medical advice is recommended to individuals depending on their medical history, previous vaccination history and the itinerary.