The Taliban say that they want to ensure internet access in Afghanistan, but they could face substantial technical and financial challenges to keep it running. Afghans say they fear more surveillance and censorship.
The small nation on the Arabian Peninsula says most will transit through Qatar after staying in temporary accommodations.
On August 21, Rajesh Pandey escaped capture. He was with a group of Indians only 100 metres away from a spot where the Taliban took 150 people hostage.
The EU's top officials toured the facility that Spain has set up at the Torrejón military airbase near Madrid along with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who said it has the capacity to hold 800 people.
The 29-year-old journalist and nine close relatives managed to board one of the evacuation planes and are now going through the lengthy asylum process while starting a new life in a northern Spanish city.