In August 2021, there was regime change in Afghanistan. On 26 August 2021, two large explosions were reported at the area of Kabul's airport, resulting in casualties. The security situation there is highly volatile.
Residents should avoid all travel to the country. Those already there should attend to personal safety. Residents in Afghanistan who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868, call the 1868 hotline using network data via the Immigration Department Mobile Application, send message to 1868 WhatsApp assistance hotline or submit the Online Assistance Request Form, or contact the Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan at consular protection hotline: (93)700483276.