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Kazakhstan temporarily suspended its unilateral visa-free regime (COVID-19 update)

Please be informed that in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated April 30, 2021. in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Kazakhstan, the Government of Kazakhstan has extended the suspension of its unilateral visa-free regime for citizens of 57 states*, until 31 December 2021.

The 72-hour visa-free regime has also been suspended for Chinese and Indian nationals who transit through the international airports of Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Karaganda and Taraz until 31 December 2021.

Dutch citizens seeking entry or reentry to Kazakhstan prior to December 31, 2021 will require a valid visa at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the Hague.

All Kazakh visas will be issued in accordance with the current rules of issuing visas of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Please note that citizens of 57 countries, including the Netherlands, have the right to obtain a single-entry visa to Kazakhstan without a formal letter of invitation (visa support) in the following categories:
- Service (A3) - duration of stay 90 days
- Business (B1) - duration of stay 60 days
- Business (B3) - duration of stay 30 days
- Private (B10) - duration of stay 90 days
- Tourist (B12) - duration of stay 30 days.

For all other visa categories, citizens of the above countries will need to provide a formal letter of invitation (visa support) issued via the Immigration Agency in the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the exceptions specified in the Rules of Issuing Visas of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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Attention!

Passengers arriving to Kazakhstan from foreign countries should have a negative PCR test certificate (no more than 3 days should pass from the day the result is issued till the moment of crossing the border of the Republic of Kazakhstan).

Kazakhstan citizens

  • From 14 April 2021, Kazakhstan citizens will not be allowed on board at the departure airport without a negative PCR test result. 

Foreign citizens including those with a residence permit in the Republic of Kazakhstan

  • Without a negative PCR test, passengers will not be allowed on board at the departure airport.

From 3 May 2021, the PCR test result is not required for citizens of Kazakhstan and Kazakhstan residence permit holders, who have received a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 in the Republic of Kazakhstan, upon providing documentary evidence.

Please note:

  • PCR test certificate must be in English, Russian or Kazakh languages.
  • PCR test certificates obtained at any certified laboratories will be accepted, both in paper and digital versions.
  • PCR test certificate is also required from international transit passengers connecting in Kazakhstan.
  • Children under 5 years old do not need to take the test.

All passengers arriving to Kazakhstan from foreign countries are required to familiarize themselves with the governmental sanitary and quarantine rules.

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Visa regime of the Republic of Kazakhstan for foreign citizens

Update on travel restrictions to Kazakhstan 

In accordance with the decisions of the interdepartmental commission for the prevention of coronavirus, recommendations of the Kazakh Healthcare Ministry and the level of the epidemiological threat according to the World Health Organization map, starting from Aug. 17, international flights gradually resumed to Turkey, S.Korea, the UAE, Belarus, Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt, Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Maldives.

Attention! Only the citizens of the countries with which Kazakhstan resumed direct air communication can enter the territory of Kazakhstan during the period of the quarantine restrictions, in addition to those who have permission granted by the Inter-Governmental Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan (in the latter case, the foreign citizen must provide an excerpt of the protocol of the Inter-Governmental Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which s/he can request from the inviting organization).

Attention! Сitizens of the countries with which Kazakhstan resumed direct air communication (including Dutch citizens) can enter the territory of Kazakhstan via third countries (appropriate visa required before 31 December 2021)

Attention! As of 2 February 2021 the following categories of foreigners are allowed to enter the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan not more than once in 30 days:

  • foreigners (stateless persons) holders of residence permits (or the status of an oralman) in the Republic of Kazakhstan and their family members (spouse, their children);
  • foreigners (stateless persons) who are family members of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan - subject to confirmation of family ties (spouse, their parents and children) and their minor children.

Border Service of the NSC of the Republic of Kazakhstan hotline: +7 (7172) 719-596

Procedure for Crossing the State Border of the Republic of Kazakhstan from May 11, 2020 During Quarantine Restrictions

57 countries of visa waiver: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican, Vietnam.

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