I have USA passport, I am non military, non NGO, non journalist. I'll visit KABUL ONLY for 3 - 4 days. How easy is it to get tourist visa?
Do i need letter of invitation? Is the guest house idea good to stay at? ( could I put their name on as where I am staying?) Do i need any other kinds of information?
thanks in advance
Doesn't look too difficult to get a visa:
$100 for the visa.
But can I suggest Kabul is not for the faint-hearted. This remains a very unpredictable and dangerous place. All western governments, including your own, advise against travel to Afghanistan.
I'm sure it is possible to visit and leave unharmed, the Afghans are a warm, hospitable and generous people with a deep culture, and I'm sure the average person would welcome you with open arms. But there is a war going on, and there is a very high possibility you may be involved in an incident.
If you are, there is no infrastructure to come to your aid. Medical evacuation by normal methods is impossible. You may be able to seek the help of para-military organisations, but you'll pay a quarter of a million dollars or so to use those facilities.
Your government warns its ability to provide you with consular services is very limited. If you are injured or become ill, local medical facilities may not be sufficient to help you.
I wish you well, but be prepared, this adventure is very risky. over 6 years ago