Government discusses relaxations in procedure for crossing state border of Kazakhstan

Today the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Yeraly Tugzhanov chaired a meeting of Interdepartmental Commission to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

At the meeting of the Interregional Commission, relaxations were discussed in the order of crossing the state border of the Republic of Kazakhstan by Kazakhstani and foreign citizens during the quarantine period.

The Interdepartmental Commission made a decision to remove temporary restrictions:

  • on the departure of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan to foreign countries through international airports of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • for entry / transit travel to / through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan through international airports to foreigners from countries with a visa-free regime, as well as from countries with direct air traffic (regular, non-scheduled charter flights), subject to visa requirements.

Also, for citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the restrictive period for traveling to foreign countries through road crossings has been halved, and now Kazakhstanis can travel once every 15 days.

The only entry requirement is that all arrivals from abroad are required to provide a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, valid for 72 hours, regardless of vaccination. A certificate is not required for children under the age of 5 if the accompanying person has a negative test document.

These measures are aimed at enhancing economic activity, developing the domestic tourism business and improving the country's investment climate.

On Jan. 21, during a meeting with business representatives, Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the Government to review approaches to the application of quarantine measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

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