Silly question these days, right? We think that you should not go and for the time being and consider Tajikistan instead. Having that out of the way—surprisingly, Afghanistan does receive some tourism. Not surprising is why people would find themselves curious about this country.
While most visitors to Afghanistan are going to visit family or have work-related reasons for going, Afghanistan does have an allure for those interested in history, culture, and the beautiful scenery that can be found throughout the country, and especially in those areas that have not been affected by war.
It should be noted that the U.S. State Department and many other governments advise not to go to Afghanistan at all. Kabul is an extremely dangerous place and again, you should not consider it — but, if you do find yourself curious, and you’ve got the necessary tolerance for the unknown, and frankly, the cojones — there are travel companies to get you around, they are very experienced, and have recently traveled in Afghanistan.
If you are seriously considering traveling here, preparing for just about anything is a must. Excellent travel insurance, a very good understanding of the risks, and good health are advised. Of course, with respect to safety, there are no assurances. Still, we know there are those special few who travel to make the world a kinder place and we admire that quality and spirit.
The Wakhan Corridor is generally considered as it has not been affected by war though there have been incidents in recent years of robberies by the Taliban that resulted in deaths. Other locales, Herat, Bamiyan or Mazar-e Sharif, are also places that some people deem as somewhat safe— but we wouldn’t go just to these places yet. Of course, as with any travels, don’t take our word for it and do your homework before traveling anywhere.