Kazakhstan toughens COVID-19 travel restrictions

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – On October 5, Kazakhstan suspended the resumption of flights with other countries. Flights on previously authorised destinations will continue. This decision was made by an interdepartmental commission on combating coronavirus for prevent the import of new cases of coronavirus into the country, the press service of the Commission said.

Restrictions are: to suspend the resumption of flights with other countries; not to increase the number of flights with countries with which air traffic has already been resumed; reduce the number of flights to Turkey; persons arriving from countries of the second category must go through thermometry, questionnaires, and a certificate of examination for COVID-19, with the date of receipt of which no more than three days have passed.

In addition, Kazakhstan since October 6 will prohibit entry to foreigners without a certificate indicating that they do not have COVID-19.

Foreigners without a certificate of a negative test for COVID-19, made within 72 hours, will be banned from entering Kazakhstan since October 6, the decree of the republic’s chief state sanitary doctor said.

“Persons who are not citizens of Kazakhstan, in the absence of a certificate of passing the COVID-19 test by the PCR method, selected no earlier than 72 hours at the time of crossing the state border of Kazakhstan, are not allowed to enter,” the state sanitary doctor resolution, which will enter into force on October 6, read.

The rule does not apply to members of official delegations of foreign states and international organisations arriving in Kazakhstan at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic; employees of diplomatic missions, consular offices and representative offices of international organisations accredited in Kazakhstan, and their family members; persons engaged in transit international road transport of goods.


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