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Travel Warning WARNING: Many governments advise against all travel to Afghanistan. See the warning on the Afghanistan article for more information.
Government travel advisories
(Information last updated 03 Sep 2020)
The Helmand River flowing in Helmand province, past the town of Grishk (Gereshk)

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


Map of South Afghanistan

Other destinations[edit]


Get in[edit]

A Kam Air passenger plane at Kandahar International Airport in 2012

By plane[edit]

Kandahar International Airport (KDH IATA) 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. Flights are also available by the UN & ICRC but are only open to UN staff and other approved organisations.

Farah Airport (FAH IATA)

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 Grishk (Gereshk) and Lashkar Gah

Get around[edit]


The Kajaki Dam in Helmand province
  • Kajaki Dam
  • Grishk Dam


Swimming in the Helmand River, Arghandab River, or Tarnak River. There are also many streams.




Stay safe[edit]

Most foreign governments are advising against all travel to Helmand province. However, people from Pakistan, Iran and other Muslim countries often do travel to South Afghanistan. Afghans in general have respect for visitors and will help or guide them.

Go next[edit]

This region travel guide to South Afghanistan is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!