Travel to Afghanistan from the UK

Despite the preconceived prejudices many have of the country, Afghanistan is a burgeoning tourist destination, and rightly so. It is progressively becoming safer and safer to visit, and more and more straightforward. Just how easy is it to travel to Afghanistan from the UK? The answer – surprisingly very easy.

All you need to get a visa for Afghanistan is to first obtain an invitation letter (from an Afghanistan tour operator like us). After you receive the letter of invitation, you can then take this to the Afghan embassy in London to apply for your visa. The process is quick and straightforward and can even be done by post. You also need to include a completed passport form, a passport photo and a copy of your passport. After you receive the visa, you’re ready to travel to Afghanistan.

The easiest way to physically get there is via Dubai. Emirates fly daily from London to Kabul via Dubai. It’s also possible to fly from Dubai to Mazer-e-Sharif and Herat in Afghanistan with FlyDubai. Once you land in the country, someone from our team of Afghanistan tour guides will pick you up from the airport and your Afghanistan tour will begin.

From Kabul, travel to Bamiyan & Band-e-Amir, Afghanistan’s most peaceful and stunning region where giant buddha statues once stood. Travel to Mazer-e-Sharif and Herat to witness the historical sites of these two cities, including the famed Friday mosque. There is much to see and do in Afghanistan, and it’s never been easier & safer to get there from the UK. Check out our full list of Afghanistan tours and contact us by emailing and we’ll get back to you immediately with more info.