The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA), said that in the past month more than 2,100 foreign tourists have visited different parts of the country.
"The Department of Population and Status Registration of the NSIA has registered 2,125 foreign nationals in the last one month, of which 325 foreign nationals have entered Afghanistan through ports and airports in the last one week, and 279 have returned to their countries from Afghanistan,” said Mohammad Halim Rafi, NSIA spokesperson.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that they have provided tourists with safe sightseeing in the country in full coordination with the local bodies.
"The Interior Ministry as a security organ and executive branch is committed to ensure their security 100%. All the police all over the country are at their service. And security is ensured all over the country, and there is no need for the special tourism police to be appointed in this regard,” said Abdul Mateen Qani, spokesman of MoI, told TOLOnews.
According to some economists, the expansion of the tourism industry is important in strengthening the country's economy, saying that this industry should be supported.
“There is a need to invest in the tourism industry considering the scenic and natural areas and places of Afghanistan,” said Mohammad Shabir Bashiri, an economist.
The tourism sector is one of the cornerstones of the global economy and the primary driver of sustainable development in the twenty-first century.
It is thought to be the most lucrative sector globally, second only to oil and auto manufacturing. However, the expansion of this sector in nations such as Afghanistan is deemed to be of even greater significance.