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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Kazakhstan
Data Last Updated: October 05, 2020

General Information

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Kazakhstan has resumed international flights from China, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey.

There will be no restrictions for passengers arriving from these countries, except for those coming from Turkey, which will be asked to undergo the COVID-19 test upon arrival.

On August 17, Kazakhstan resumed flights to UAE, Belarus, Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt, Ukraine and Russia.

The Astana Times

On October 5, Kazakhstan toughens its COVID-19 travel restrictions and  suspended the resumption of flights with several other countries. In addition, starting October 6, authorities will prohibit the entry of foreigners without a negative Covid-19 certificate taken within 72 hours of travel. 

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Authorities in Kazakhstan have eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) measures nationwide starting Aug. 17.

Many nonessential businesses have been permitted to reopen, including shopping centers, retailers, covered markets, salons, restaurants, and fitness centers. All establishments must operate at reduced capacity, enforce social distancing and provide hand sanitizer. 

Public parks, squares, and other outdoor public spaces have also reopened. Residents may exercise in groups of no more than five people. National and club teams may also resume training in groups of no more than 30. 

Authorities continue to recommend work from home; no more than 20 percent of staff should return to their offices.

Authorities state that nationwide lockdowns will be imposed on weekends. All public transport and nonessential businesses will be subject to lockdowns Aug. 22-23 and Aug. 29-30;

Airlines & Transport

Since July, Kazakhstan has resumed international flights from China, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey. 

On August 17, Kazakhstan resumed flights to UAE, Belarus, Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt, Ukraine and Russia.

National authorities continue to maintain restrictions on inter-provincial travel. Inter-provincial bus services are suspended, though domestic flights and rail services continue.

Public transport operators will continue to run limited commuter and regional services under reduced hours of operation.

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Information for Non-Tourists

Kazakhstan's borders remain closed to most foreign nationals; entry is not allowed, except for returning Kazakh citizens, diplomats, and those invited by the government.

Officials will hold individuals entering Kazakhstan from abroad for two days for laboratory testing; symptomatic individuals will be hospitalized, while those not displaying symptoms are required to self-isolate for a further 12 days. Kazakh citizens are prohibited from leaving the country.

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