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South Afghanistan

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South Afghanistan

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Travel Warning WARNING: The southern provinces of Afghanistan are the most volatile in the country and considered highly dangerous. Bombings occur almost daily in the cities and western interests are the usual targets. Banditry and roadside bombs are abundant, and the roads from Kandahar to Kabul and Herat are the most dangerous in the country. Non-essential travel should be avoided, and even then you might want to reconsider.

See also: War zone safety

This section covers the Southern portion of Afghanistan. It covers Farah Province, Helmand Province, Kandahar Province, Nimruz Province, Uruzgan Province and Zabul Province.


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By plane[edit]

Kandahar International Airport (IATA: KDH) now has flights on Ariana Afghan Airlines [] & Kam Air between Kandahar, Dubai every Wednesday Ariana & Monday Kam Air; as well as three domestic flights per week between Kabul and Kandahar and one Domestic flight from Kandahar-Herat-Kandahar every Tuesday by KamAir. Pamir Airways has daily morning flights from Kabul which is cheaper than Kam Air and Ariana Airlines. Flights are also available by the UN & ICRC but are only open to UN staff and other approved organisations.

By car[edit]

Cars can be hired from Kandahar and Helmand is a 3 hour drive west.

By bus[edit]

Buses depart from Kandahar to Gereskh and Lashkar Gah

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Get around[edit]

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Kajaki Dam


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Swimming in the Helmand river. Take precautions to avoid infection or illness if you choose to go swimming.


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Stay safe[edit]

Travel to anywhere within South Afghanistan is strongly discouraged due to the fact that it is an active war zone. All foreign governments are advising against all travel to Helmand province as it is possibly the most dangerous and lawless place on the planet.

Unexploded land mines and other types of ordinance are not uncommon throughout Southern Afghanistan. These are highly dangerous and often unpredictable. Dirt roads should be avoided.

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