The announcement comes before NATO member states prepare to discuss the withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan at a summit in Brussels on June 14, after the United States announced the withdrawal of its forces by September 11th.
We are now advising against all travel to the whole of #Afghanistan, for security reasons. British nationals in Afghanistan are advised to consider leaving by commercial means as soon as possible. More info: https://t.co/mwKv3BogiS
— UK in Afghanistan (@UKinAfghanistan) April 22, 2021
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Commonwealth and Development advise against all travel to Afghanistan based on security reasons,” the statement reads. It also advised nationals in Afghanistan to consider leaving by commercial means, in light of the potential increased security risks.
The statement added: “This change in the level of advice comes after the public statements of the Taliban movement, which may increase the possibility of attacks after May 1,” and continued: “And since the level of consular assistance in the British embassy is low, the Ministry urged British citizens to leave urgently.”.