This country guidance is currently under review. In view of the recent significant changes, notably the Taliban takeover, assessments within this document may no longer be valid. When examining the international protection needs of applicants from Afghanistan, please consider the most up-to-date country of origin information available.
This chapter looks into the topic of internal protection alternative (IPA). It analyses the situation in Afghanistan in relation to the requirements of Article 8 QD:
Article 8 of the Qualification Directive
and he or she can safely and legally travel to and gain admittance to that part of the country and can reasonably be expected to settle there.
It should be noted that the provision of Article 8 QD is an optional one. Therefore, the relevance of this chapter to the practice in Member States will depend on the transposition of Article 8 QD and/or the concept of IPA in national legislation and its implementation in practice.
In national legislation and practice, IPA may also be referred to as ‘internal flight alternative’, ‘internal relocation’, etc.
The contents of this chapter include: