On 10 October 2021, the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued updated travel advice for Afghanistan, which reads in part as follows:

“Hotels used by the former government of Afghanistan and western nationals, ministries, military establishments, airports (including Kabul International) and religious sites have been attacked and further attacks are increasingly likely. Installations and life support facilities have been subject to attacks in recent years, specifically for their link to Western countries. Avoid visits to public places frequented by foreigners, including hotels, restaurants, shops and market places, especially at particularly busy and congested times of day. In light of the increased risks you are advised not to stay in hotels, particularly in Kabul (such as the Serena Hotel).”