As of NOV 17, Kazakhstan has 162K confirmed COVID cases and 1,899 deaths caused by the virus. There is a 2nd wave of the virus and at the moment daily rates are between 600-2000 cases.
What countries are allowed entry in Kazakhstan?
The list is currently being updated since the country changed most of its regulations a couple of days ago.
Authorities are considering introducing additional requirements for passengers arriving from the following countries but a final decision has not yet been made.
The United Arab Emirates.
The government website has not released the new list yet. We recommend you to keep in touch with us for new updates
Do I have to submit a COVID-19 test to enter Kazakhstan?
All travelers are now mandatorily required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days before arrival.
Do I need to provide authorities with my personal details?
Yes. You do. Authorities will demand you to provide all your personal details as well as the places you are staying.
Do I have any restrictions when in the country?
Lockdowns – There are lockdowns in several regions. We recommend you to consult your travel advisor about it before traveling.
Facemasks – You must wear a face-covering in all public spaces, including in vehicles at all times. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in fines or even imprisonment.
Quarantine – As of today, travellers entering Kazakhstan who test positive for coronavirus must undertake a 14-day quarantine. Visitors who need medical assistance will be confined in state facilities.
Is it safe to visit Kazakhstan during COVID-19?
CDC is currently recommending only essential travel to Kazakhstan. There is a warning LEVEL 3 issued by the CDC. (Source: CDC.gov)
What are the flights affected by the new travel reduce restriction?
Starting on October 26, flights coming from Ukraine, Belarus, the United Arab Emirates, and Germany are restricted.
Air Astana has reportedly announced a reduction to one flight a week on the Kiev-Almaty line
Belavia canceled its flights from Minsk to Almaty until March 27, 2021
Belarusian air carriers will continue to serve the Minsk-Nur-Sultan line four times a week.
Are American citizens allowed entry to Kazakhstan?
You are allowed but you are subject to several limitations and restrictions. Consult your embassy for more information.
Do I need to quarantine even if I am not sick?
Under the new regulations is quite possible. We encourage you to consult with your embassy.
What activities can I do in Kazakhstan?
Most places are open for business (albeit with reduced capacity)
Hotels (some close at short notice due to low demand)
Pools (must be closed by 9 on weekdays and 7 pm on weekends)
Some movie theaters (at 30% capacity)
Small stores (must close at 6 pm)
Office buildings are open but companies have been instructed to allow a minimum of 60% of their workforce to work from home.
Government and official offices must be closed by 6 pm
*Can be open only until 10 pm and they must restrict their number of customers to 30 at a time.
Large events and family gatherings are banned. Families can go out in groups of three to exercise, walk, or do any other activity.