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Since the demise of the old security thread, and the number of frequently asked I thought it might be a good idea to start a new 'Afghan FAQ' thread attempting to cover the most frequently asked questions and provide up to date information in one thread on not only security, but the most frequently asked questions about flights, travelling the Khyber pass and the classic 'is it safe?', since so many gems of information get lost in individual threads.

Hopefully everyone here, both our regulars…

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wakhan

hello,
in three weeks we go to tajikistan and a few days later we cross over to afghanistan for trekking the wakhan. we have allready our visa.
what we like to know:
has anybody been there the last days. what about security in ishkashim and the "road" condition up the first part of wakhan, are there any highwater from snowsmelting or landslides....
thanks so much
hans

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I am planning a week long trip to Afghanistan for mid July. At the moment the biggest hindrance to my planning is the rising cost for transport. The guys at Afghan Logistics seem to be doing a great job by their prices are pretty steep and out of my budget albeit I am considering to use them just for one day for the Kabul city tour but they're extortionately expensive for the out of city tours. So I wanted to ask you guys over here what transport options do I have in and around Kabul. Here is my…

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Driver in Kabul

Does anyone have personal recommendation for a reliable driver to drive me around Kabul? Perfect if he can speak some English.

I have trouble finding one, as the companies seem to insist that they must either accompany me for my entire duration in Afghanistan, or they can provide no service at all?

Would be great if the driver has a email/facebook/number someone can inbox me. Please only drivers you know personally.

P.S. I have dark hair and Asian features so I am unlikely to attract…

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Good travelers
i am planing to go to Afghanistan alone,
to get visa ( in Italy ), I must have a hotel reservation in Kaubl, Herat, Mazari Sharif ,
i can find some B&B in Kaubl by internet, but unable find its in Herat and Mazari Sharif,...
somebody can give me some informations about it ?
thanks
Yuan

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Bamiyan

Hi all,

I am hoping to go to Bamiyan in October, but am concerned about security. Can anyone give me advice on what the actual situation is in Bamiyan? Also, I would like to get a tourist visa in Dubai, can anyone advise on the process?

Thanks a lot!

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Hello guys,
I just came back from the trip to Afghanistan. I was in Kabul, Bamiyan, Band-e Amir, Panjshir valley, Istalif, Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh, Samangan and Herat.
I had absolutly no problems during the trip that I can classify as one of the most amazing travel experiences of my life. The situation is very unstable though and I recommend you to travel with a local guide that can advise you about the currrent situation and no-go places.
My trip was organised by James from Untamed Borders that I…

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Bus via Salang

Is the safety condition good enough for a foreigner to ride the bus from Mazar to Kabul via the Salang Tunnel? My main concern is that my presence won't put Afghans at unnecessary risk.

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Chisht

Has anyone taken a trip to Chisht from Herat?

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Visa for Afghanistan now available same day in Mashhad according to reliable firsthand report.
That doesn't mean it's safe, but at least it is possible....