Bamiyan, which is known as the safe haven of the country, has been hard hit by the recent spike in insecurity in neighboring provinces, as key highways leading to its center are no longer secure.
This has affected both domestic and foreign tourism in the province, officials said.
The Bamiyan Historic Preservation of Information and Culture Directorate said there are a few reasons for the drop in tourists to the province but the most noticeable one was that the roads to Bamiyan were no longer secure.
The directorate said another reason was the high price of an airline ticket from Kabul to Bamiyan. They said the average $100 USD for a one-way ticket was not affordable for most domestic travelers.
The directorate also stated that the high unemployment rate in the country and the face people had less disposable cash were also preventing Afghans from traveling.