COVID-19: Entry permission requirement ended for certain foreign nationals

10 Feb 22

KAZAKHSTAN

The government of Kazakhstan ended its COVID-19 entry permission requirement for many foreign nationals.

Key Points:

  • Interdepartmental Committee (IDC) entry permission is no longer required for:
    • Citizens of countries that have a unilateral visa-free travel program, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Singapore, the U.K., the U.S. and 47 other countries.
    • Citizens of countries that have a bilateral visa-free travel program, including Brazil, Russia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and 15 other countries.
    • Citizens of countries where regular air travel has resumed, including China, India, Japan and 27 other countries.

Additional Information: Travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival to enter the country. More information regarding Kazakhstan’s visa requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: The government of Kazakhstan ended the IDC entry permission requirement for many travelers because of the improving COVID-19 situation. Travelers should note that entry requirements and restrictions can change with little to no notice as the virus situation evolves.

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