Kazakhstan (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 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: Quarantine not required.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 22.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals of Kazakhstan;
– residents of Kazakhstan. They must have stayed abroad for a minimum of 30 days;
– nationals of Belarus, Egypt, Germany, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Russian Fed., Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan;
– spouses, parents and children of nationals or residents of Kazakhstan. They must have stayed abroad for a minimum of 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 medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to nationals of Kazakhstan.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years if accompanied by a person with a medical certificate.
4. Nationals of Kazakhstan without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival are subject to medical screening and isolation for 3 days.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years if accompanied by a person with a medical certificate.
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening and isolation.
6. A completed questionnaire must be presented to immigration upon arrival.
7. 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

International flights are severely limited, and are only operating with select countries. Most foreign nationals are not permitted to enter (http://knb.gov.kz/ru/news/poryadok-peresecheniya-gosudarstvennoy-granicy-respubliki-kazakhstan-s-11-maya-2020-goda-na-1)

The Government of Kazakhstan requires foreign travelers arriving in Kazakhstan to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test with results dated no more than three days prior to their entry to Kazakhstan. If they are unable to provide negative PCR test results, they will be denied entry. In addition, each traveler must undergo a temperature check and fill out a questionnaire on prior travel, potential COVID-19 exposure, and contact information. According to Decree 65 of the State Sanitary Doctor, those with elevated temperatures will be isolated in a facility for infectious diseases, regardless of a certificate of negative PCR test result.
 

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