‘You should not travel to Afghanistan’ UK govt advises to British nationals



With the security situation in Afghanistan being “extremely volatile”, the UK government advised British nationals against all travel to Afghanistan.

The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in foreign travel advice told British nationals that they “should not travel to Afghanistan”, as there is currently no British consular official in Afghanistan to provide consular services.

According to the FCDO’s foreign travel advice, there are no British consular officials present in Afghanistan, and their capacity to offer consular assistance is severely constrained and cannot be provided in person within Afghanistan.

The FCDO warned British nationals to maintain a low profile and exercise caution if they still choose to travel or remain in Afghanistan despite the “heightened” danger of being detained, according to the FCDO.

Terrorist attacks continue to be a serious threat throughout Afghanistan, including in the area of the airport. Tensions have risen as a result of incidents like the death of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in July 2022.

British citizens may access consular services at the British embassies in neighboring nations, the FCDO stated.

This comes as many countries in the international community are concerned about the resurgence of terrorism and the threats of terrorist groups emanating from Afghanistan.—Khaama News Agency


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