Kazakhstan (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 14 days required for all travelers who test positive.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 05.05.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals of Kazakhstan;
– residents of Kazakhstan. They are only allowed to enter once in 30 days;
– nationals of Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Russian Fed., Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan;
– spouses, parents and children of nationals or residents of Kazakhstan. They are only allowed to enter once in 30 days;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport and their family members;
– passengers with a visa issued by Kazakhstan and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan;
– passengers traveling as students with an invitation letter from an educational institution of Kazakhstan;
– passengers traveling on business and approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
2. Flights to Kazakhstan are suspended.
-This does not apply to:
– flights from Belarus, Egypt, Germany, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Russian Fed., Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan;
– repatriation flights.
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years if accompanied by a person with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result .
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and isolation.
5. A completed questionnaire must be presented to immigration upon arrival.
6. Until 31 December 2021, suspension of visa exemptions for British nationals and nationals of Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City (Holy See) and Vietnam with a normal passport.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Most foreign nationals, including those from the UK, are currently prevented from travelling to Kazakhstan. For details of exceptions please see the government of Kazakhstan website (https://www.gov.kz/memleket/entities/mfa-london/press/news/details/travel-info?lang=en)

Travellers need to show a coronavirus free certificate issued within three days of arrival.

Travellers entering Kazakhstan who test positive for coronavirus currently need to self-isolate for 14 days. Those needing medical assistance may be confined in state facilities.
 

Lockdown Details

A wide variety of businesses – including gyms and fitness centers, pools, beaches, cultural facilities, museums, exhibits, entertainment centers, religious facilities, some movie theaters, food courts, and recreational facilities – are open, at least on weekdays, and may be subject to capacity limitations. However, in order to deal with the winter uptick, some regional and local governments are periodically imposing restrictions.

The Chief Sanitary Doctor of Kazakhstan has mandated that masks be worn nationwide in public settings, including both indoor and outdoor spaces and on public transportation. Failure to comply with this measure could result in administrative penalty.

All large events and family gatherings are prohibited. Individual and group outdoor fitness activities are permitted, and people may walk in parks and other public spaces in groups of three or less.
 

Sources

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/worldwide/worldwide-travel-alerts
Data Source: covidcontrols.co