US Citizens
  • Kazakhstan has taken unprecedented actions to prevent the Coronavirus contagion. Here are answers to frequent questions that US citizens traveling to Kazakhstan have.

  • In connection with a significant reduction in international passenger air travel and tightened air travel regulations at the border of the Republic of Kazakhstan, we are sharing the following updated procedures:

    Air Travel. Currently, AirAstana airlines carries out the transportation of passengers from the cities of Amsterdam and Frankfurt to the cities of Atyrau and Uralsk. Detailed information can be obtained on the airline’s website.

    Crossing the border. Restrictions on crossing the State border of the Republic of Kazakhstan for citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and foreign citizens have been temporarily introduced.

    Exceptions include

    • citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who have previously traveled to the territory of a foreign state upon their return to the Republic of Kazakhstan; -citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who have travelled to a foreign state on a permanent residence basis or have immigrant visas; -citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who have travelled to foreign state with permit residency or have non-immigrant visas; -citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who are studying at educational institutions in foreign states, with supporting documents from the foreign institution; -foreign citizens who are employees of Kazakhstani airlines and their family members, upon confirmation of status; -foreigners who are members of families of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan (subject to confirmation of family ties);
    • foreigners who are employees (specialists) of companies of social significance, according to the list approved by a specially created Interagency Commission chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan for each individual case; -individuals following the funeral of family members and close relatives, in the presence of supporting documents, as well as persons accompanying the deceased;
    • individuals travelling to care for seriously ill family members and close relatives, in the presence of supporting documents of a medical institution confirming the illness;

    Upon arrival to Kazakhstan. All individuals arriving from abroad are subject to isolation for two days in a quarantine hospital for laboratory testing for COVID-19. After receiving the results of a laboratory examination for COVID-19, individuals with a positive result are transferred to an infectious diseases hospital for subsequent treatment. Individuals with a negative result are isolated at home (home quarantine) for 12 days. In the absence of conditions for isolation at home, isolation in a quarantine hospital is recommended.

    Upon arrival, individuals who provide a doctor’s certification confirming negative COVID-19 results from a PCR examination method, issued no longer than 5 days before the date of arrival to Kazakhstan, will not be subject to the 2 day isolation in quarantine hospital for laboratory testing for COVID-19.

Here you will find information relevant for U.S. Citizens who are required to apply for a visa type to enter territory of Kazakhstan, or request documents from the Republic of Kazakhstan.

U.S. Citizens currently in the Republic of Kazakhstan

U.S. Citizens currentlyin the Republic of Kazakhstan and require immediate help or support should contact either the U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan or the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty. This website and the embassy and consulates of the Republic of Kazakhstan located in the U.S. only issue entry visas and documents required by the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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