Amid the chaos in Afghanistan, on Saturday, the United States Government warned U.S. citizens to avoid the Kabul airport.
A security alert issued by the U.S. Embassy says because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport, “we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so..”
U.S. citizens requesting assistance in departing the country who have not yet to completed the Repatriation Assistance Request for each traveler in their group are being urged to do so as soon as possible.
The embassy also says don’t call them. “Do not call the U.S. Embassy in Kabul for details or updates about the flight. This form is the only way to communicate interest in flight options.”
According to the BBC, crowds have been gathering daily, hoping to be allowed onto a flight. Those who work with the US and its allies, as well as people who have campaigned on issues like human rights, “fear they may face reprisals at the hands of the Taliban if they are unable to leave.”
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