According to a report, the federal government continues to fly persecuted Afghans and former local Afghan workers with their families to Germany. On average, “about 200 Afghans per week are brought to Germany from Pakistan alone,” reported the newspapers of the Funke media group on Tuesday, citing figures from the Federal Foreign Office.

Accordingly, people would continue to travel regularly via Iran. According to the Federal Foreign Office, since the Taliban took power, German visa offices have been able to issue “more than 18,000 visas for local staff, particularly vulnerable people who have received a commitment from the federal government, and their family members”.

At the beginning of 2022 alone, around 5,000 people without passports were supported within two months when leaving Afghanistan by land and then on their onward journey to Germany.