US Embassy in Kabul Suspended Routine Consular Services Over Coronavirus

The US embassy in Kabul has suspended the routine consular services due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“All routine consular services, including visas and American Citizens Services (ACS) such as passport renewals and notaries, are suspended at Embassy Kabul as of March 15. This suspension of routine services will continue until further notice,” the embassy said in a statement.

The statement advised that if you have concerns about your health or safety in Afghanistan, now is the time to leave.

“Additional updates will be sent through the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP),” the statement added.

There are almost 200,000 cases of coronavirus across 164 countries and territories, a Reuters tally at 0200 GMT on Wednesday showed. Over 8,400 deaths have been reported.

18 / March 2020
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