TRAVEL UPDATES. January 2022.
COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Kazakhstan’s border largely remains closed to foreign citizens with highly limited exception, including :
– direct-family members of Kazakh citizens;
– Kazakhstan residency ID holders;
– business/work/private purpose travelers with getting prior KZ Government entry permit (МВК)
– citizens (NOT RESIDENTS) of the countries with which Kazakhstan resumed direct air communication.
Effective from January 2022, Kazakhstan has resumed visa-free regime for citizens of following 54 countries:
11. Czech Republic
35. New Zealand
43. Saudi Arabia
51. United Kingdom
Citizens of listed states can stay in Kazakhstan without visa for up to 30 days.
At the same time nationals of following countries may arrive to Kazakhstan directly or transit without “MVK-resolution”: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Japan.
VISA UPON ARRIVAL IN KAZAKHSTAN
From June 2021, foreigners can get a Kazakhstan visa upon arrival at the Aktau airport. Also, visas on arrival are available at the airports of Almaty and Astana (Nur-Sultan).
We remind you that such visas are issued to citizens of those countries where Kazakh consular offices are absent.
According to the current rules, the following categories of visas can be processed at the airport:
• investor A5
• business B1-B3
• private B10
• tourist B12
• work C3
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) required?
Yes, it’s required.
Every passenger above 5 years old travelling to Kazakhstan by air without a PCR test, not older than 72 hours, will be banned from boarding to the flight.
The same requirements will apply to all railway, maritime and other types of travelers arriving in Kazakhstan.
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