International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Kazakhstan From United States is Restricted

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Travelers from selected countries are not allowed to enter Kazakhstan.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Citizens and residents of Kazakhstan;
  • Diplomats;
  • Spouses, parents, and children of Kazakhstani residents or nationals;
  • Some employees of designated companies in critical industries;
  • Travelers with a visa issued by Kazakhstan after March 16th, 2020;
  • Travelers with a visa issued by Kazakhstan before March 16th, 2020, and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan;
  • Students;
  • Travelers traveling on business and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
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Kazakh Tourism
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6/20/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Most travelers must have a vaccination certificate showing they received a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 in the Republic of Kazakhstan or in a country whose vaccinate certificates are recognized by Kazakhstan. For a complete list of countries with approved vaccine certificates accepted by Kazakhstan, please see the source.

Foreign students also have an option to present a certificate/vaccination passport issued by the authorized body of their country of residence.

Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

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In Transit

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The result must be issued a maximum of 3 days before arrival in Kazakhstan.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers aged 5 years and under;
  • Travelers that have been fully vaccinated with a vaccination certificate recognized by Kazakhstan.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 3 days Before Arrival
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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All travelers will have their temperature measured and be required to fill out a questionnaire on arrival.

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Possible

Quarantine may be required

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Travelers with an elevated temperature will be isolated.

Minimum Quarantine Duration
Until Test Negative
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers must wear masks in public including both indoor and outdoor spaces and on public transportation.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Kazakhstan.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
100.29
Increased by-4.38
at 10/16/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
3.00%
Increased by-0.20%
at 6/8/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
42.14%
Increased by0.91%
at 10/16/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
8,003,776
Increased by172,003
at 10/16/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.86
Decreased by0.01
at 10/12/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Localized lockdowns in some areas of the country may be in place and social gatherings are restricted. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip. Further information can be found at https://kazakhstan.travel...
Last Checked
10/16/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is partially operating with social distancing rules in place.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Closing times may vary due to local guidelines.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Closed
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Most retail outlets will close on weekends.

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