According to Russia Today’s website reported on the 19th, a reporter reported that the Americans in Afghanistan must first commit to pay “2000 dollars or more per person” before leaving the evacuation costs.
Only after the matter came to light did the State Department say it would not charge the fee.
On August 15, the day the Taliban entered Kabul, the U.S. Foreign Security Advisory Council’s website, a U.S. State Department partner, issued a security alert for Afghanistan, saying “flights out of Afghanistan are not free” and that the evacuation cost “may be $2,000 or more per person,” the Russian website said in a report today.
All passengers “will be required to sign an agreed loan agreement before boarding an evacuation flight and may be disqualified from renewing their U.S. passport if they fail to repay the loan.”
However, after reports emerged of evacuation charges for Americans, State Department spokeswoman Ned Price said, “In this exceptional case, we have no intention of seeking any compensation from those who leave Afghanistan.” ”