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Afghanistan Insurance

Official risk ratings

Accident and Evacuation
Kidnapping and Ransom
Political Risk

Afghanistan insurance – quick facts

  • No part of Afghanistan can be considered safe
  • International health insurance in Afghanistan is essential; cover for emergency evacuation and Kidnap and Ransom insurance is highly recommended
  • Operating in Afghanistan can be complicated. Cover for operational Liabilities and Trade and Political Risk is highly recommended
  • If working on international contracts, there may be strict insurance requirements, including Defence Base Act insurance for sponsored public works or military contracts.

What's it like to operate in Afghanistan?

Over the 20 years that we’ve been protecting organisations, projects and people in Afghanistan, the level of risk has always been highly changeable. Developments during the summer of 2021 moved at a pace many had not expected.

With the full withdrawal of US and British troops and the subsequent political ascendency of the Taliban, the entire country is considered extremely high-risk at the moment. 

Many of our clients ­– companies and NGOs involved in rebuilding and developing infrastructure and civil society – have withdrawn for now. Others are deciding how they might continue their work, without putting themselves or their associates at greater risk.

If you are considering visiting Afghanistan, perhaps as a media, NGO or political consultant, please contact us and we’ll consider how best to provide protection for your specific trip.

Relevant cover may include:

Personal Accident insurance

Medical Emergency and Evacuation 

Kidnap & Ransom insurance

Trade and Political Risk insurance 

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Advice from the FCDO

The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the UK regularly updates its advice to British travellers about immediate risks.

View advice on FCO website

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