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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Kazakhstan

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This article was published on April 26, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Kazakhstan?

You can enter Kazakhstan provided you follow the common visa rules. However, along with visa requirements, certain COVID-19 restrictions are in place. They vary depending on your vaccination status.

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Can I enter Kazakhstan if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Kazakhstan if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after and no more than six months after completing your vaccination course.

At present, the following vaccine drugs are approved in Kazakhstan:

  • Sputnik V
  • QazVac (QazCovid-in) 
  • CoronaVac
  • Sputnik Light    
  • Hayat-Vax                
  • Vero Cell (Sinopharm)
  • Comirnarty (Pfizer)

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A document confirming your vaccination status

As of March 2022, the Kazakhstan government mutually recognizes vaccine passports of the following countries:

This rule does not apply to children under the age of five.

Can I enter Kazakhstan if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Kazakhstan if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival

Please be aware that the recovery status from COVID-19 does not exempt you from presenting the test. However, children under the age of five are exempt from testing.

Can I leave Kazakhstan?

There are no covid-related restrictions for leaving Kazakhstan. 

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

Please ensure that you’ve checked the requirements of your destination country concerning COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travelers. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Kazakhstan currently

As of March 2022, the COVID-19 situation in Kazakhstan is relatively safe. Since March 9, all regions and cities have been categorized as green zones. 

Pagoda style mosque — Zharkent, Kazakhstan — ShutterstockA pagoda-style mosque in Zharkent — Shutterstock


Is it safe to travel to Kazakhstan right now?

Yes, it is safe to travel to Kazakhstan. Nevertheless, basic COVID-19 regulations are still required:

  • Wear masks
  • Use hand sanitizers
  • Keep social distance at public places

Is Nur-Sultan open for travel now?

The capital of Kazakhstan is open for tourists now. Please note that there are the same countywide covid restrictions in place.  

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Kazakhstan?

As of March 2022, travelers do not need to quarantine upon arrival in Kazakhstan. 

How do I get a health pass to travel to Kazakhstan?

Currently, there is no standard health pass for foreign visitors in Kazakhstan. Vaccinated travelers from certain countries can use their vaccine passports. Please, scroll to the “Travel documents if I am vaccinated” section to find the list of these countries. 

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