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Kazakhstan travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is Moderate restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is part of Asia with main city at Astana. Its Developing country with a population of 18M people. The main currency is Tenge. The languages spoken are Kazakh and Russian.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 18M people

๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Kazakhstan

Moderate restrictions

for travel
International travel to Kazakhstan is permitted. There are currently no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Additionally, a health questionnaire must be completed and contact details provided on arrival.
For more details Air Astana

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region visited. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are not required.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open as usual.


Nightclubs are open as usual.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation.
Citizens, residents, and those traveling for essential reasons are exempt from this requirement.
Full details can be found at

Quarantine required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.
Those testing negative on day 8 will not see their quarantine period extended. Travelers testing positive will be required to isolate an additional 10 days.

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of a negative PCR, NAT, NAAT, or RT-LAMP test result, taken within the previous 72 hours of departure. Alternatively, proof of a negative professionally administered antigen test result, taken the day before departure, is also accepted.
Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive molecular test result, issued at least 10 and not more than 180 days before arrival.
Documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. Further information on testing requirements can be found at

Testing on arrival

Non-vaccinated travelers will either be administered a COVID-19 test on arrival or provided with a self-swab kit. Additionally, they will be provided with an at-home COVID-19 self-swab kit which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period.
Travelers may register in advance for the test on arrival at
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing on arrival requirements and may provide proof of a positive molecular test result, issued at least 10 and not more than 180 days before arrival.

Travel restriction details for Kazakhstan

๐Ÿšซ Destination No quarantine
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Accepting Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Kazakhstan

A wide variety of businesses โ€“ including gyms and fitness centers, pools, beaches, cultural facilities, museums, exhibits, entertainment centers, religious facilities, some movie theaters, food courts, and recreational facilities โ€“ 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.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Kazakhstan

Exercise a high degree of caution

We have reviewed our advice for Kazakhstan and no longer advise you reconsider your need to travel to Almaty. Visa-free entry for has resumed. You no longer need approval if entering by air. You still need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter. Entry requirements can change at short notice. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Kazakhstan to confirm entry requirements. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kazakhstan due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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