Kazakhstan (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Citizens and residents of Kazakhstan who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Kazakhstan are exempt from entry requirements
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 20.09.2021
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 Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Egypt, Hungary, Korea (Rep), Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan;
– passengers with a British passport;
– 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. Nationals of India are not allowed to enter.
3. Flights to Kazakhstan are suspended.
-This does not apply to:
– flights from Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, Germany, Georgia, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Netherlands, Russian Fed., Turkey, Tajikistan Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan;
– repatriation flights.
4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. The test result must be issued in English, Kazakh or Russian.
This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Thailand and Turkey, showing that they were fully vaccinated;
– passengers younger than 5 years if accompanied by a person with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
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

Citizens of the countries with which Kazakhstan resumed direct air communication can enter the territory of Kazakhstan during the period of the quarantine restrictions, in addition to exceptional cases listed in the Procedure for crossing the border of the Republic of Kazakhstan and those who have permission granted by the Inter-Governmental Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan, provided that exceptional case or permission is supported by necessary documents.

At the moment, Kazakhstan has resumed direct air communication with the following countries: Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, Belarus, Netherlands, Germany, UAE, Turkey, Egypt, Georgia, Maldives, Tajikistan.

Citizens of Hungary, Thailand, and Mongolia can now enter Kazakhstan if they show proof they were vaccinated, according to a new resolution of the country’s chief medical officer Yerlan Kiyasov. The Department of Transport Control allows entry for citizens of Hungary, Thailand, and Mongolia provided that they have proof of vaccine, a vaccine passport. The document came into effect on June 11, 2021.

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, in some cases subject to restrictions on hours of operation subject to capacity limitations. However, some regional and local governments periodically impose restrictions in response to increases in the infection rate.

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.


Data Source: covidcontrols.co