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Kyrgyzstan travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

20.10.2020 Kyrgyzstan’s TezJet Airlines this week updated planned operation for winter 2020/21 season, on/after 25OCT20. Based on the airline’s schedule listing on its website, planned operation from 01OCT20 as follows.

Bishkek – Batken 1 weekly (Service operates on Day 2 instead of Day 6 from 25OCT20)
Bishkek – Jalal-Abad 1 weekly (Day 5)
Bishkek – Osh 19 weekly (21 weekly from 25OCT20)

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Kyrgyzstan
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Kyrgyzstan.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Nationals and permanent residents of Kyrgyzstan,
    • Nationals of Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uzbekistan,
    • Employees of diplomatic missions and their family members,
    • Members of foreign delegations and international organisations,
    • The spouse, parent, child, or grandparent of Kyrgyz nationals,
    • Crew members,
    • Employees of the State Enterprise National Company Kyrgyz Temir Zholu under the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic, providing daily work of the railway in the territory of neighbouring states (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan).
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Flight Restrictions

Published on 25.08.2020

Passengers are not allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan.
– This does not apply to nationals of China (People’s Rep.).
– This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Kyrgyzstan.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling as students with a certificate from a higher education institution in Kyrgyzstan.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- if displaying symptoms.

Passengers will have their temperature tested on arrival. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home. You may also be asked to download a smartphone application at the airport.There are no quarantine requirements for people entering the country. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours is necessary before your arrival by air, or 120 hours by land, is now required for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. If your journey is delayed and your results are outside the 72 hour period you will need to have a further PCR test on arrival. Requirements could change at short notice. Check with your airline before travel. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (prior to 2013)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

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Full Restrictions

  • Kyrgyzstan Latest News: Curfew, ban on rallies, travel restrictions imposed until 19 October as president declares new state of emergency (AP News, 12.10.2020). Kyrgyz Republic resumes flights with some countries (Xinhua ,21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are now regular flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, operated by a range of airlines. Tickets are available online and at local travel agents. However, Air Astana has cancelled their flights between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan from 9 to 16 October.

    *Entry to Kyrgyzstan: A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours is necessary before your arrival by air, or 120 hours by land, is now required for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. If your journey is delayed and your results are outside the 72 hour period you will need to have a further PCR test on arrival. Requirements could change at short notice. Check with your airline before travel. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618. Passengers will have their temperature tested on arrival. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home. You may also be asked to download a smartphone application at the airport. For any questions on visa and registration requirements, you can contact the Kyrgyz visa service for information on your individual circumstances at e-visa@mfa.gov.kg or +996 312 66 30 70 and +996 702 42 88 65 (WhatsApp). Foreign citizens can currently stay in Kyrgyzstan indefinitely without a visa, even if registration has expired.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kyrgyzstan: Some inter-regional public transport services are suspended. There are checkpoints in place for entering and exiting Osh region. In Bishkek, public transport has now returned to usual schedules Taxi services continue to operate as usual.
    *Public places and services: Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened, though some may have more limited opening hours than usual. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Cinemas, entertainment centres and nightclubs remain closed.nFriday prayers have been suspended in Jalalabad, and other regions may have local restrictions. Taxi services and city public transport are able to operate as normal. Some intercity public transport is still suspended. There are restrictions in place on entry and exit from the Osh region. However internal flights between Bishkek, Osh, Jalalabad and Batken have now resumed.
    *Face covering requirements: Some businesses and other organisations require visitors to wear a face mask. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.
    *Accommodation: Most accommodation including major hotels in Bishkek have reopened. You should check in advance with your accommodation provider and comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.

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    21.10.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Latest News: Curfew, ban on rallies, travel restrictions imposed until 19 October as president declares new state of emergency (AP News, 12.10.2020). Kyrgyz Republic resumes flights with some countries (Xinhua ,21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are now regular flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, operated by a range of airlines. Tickets are available online and at local travel agents. However, Air Astana has cancelled their flights between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan from 9 to 16 October.

    *Entry to Kyrgyzstan: A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours is necessary before your arrival by air, or 120 hours by land, is now required for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. If your journey is delayed and your results are outside the 72 hour period you will need to have a further PCR test on arrival. Requirements could change at short notice. Check with your airline before travel. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618. Passengers will have their temperature tested on arrival. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home. You may also be asked to download a smartphone application at the airport. For any questions on visa and registration requirements, you can contact the Kyrgyz visa service for information on your individual circumstances at e-visa@mfa.gov.kg or +996 312 66 30 70 and +996 702 42 88 65 (WhatsApp). Foreign citizens can currently stay in Kyrgyzstan indefinitely without a visa, even if registration has expired.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kyrgyzstan: Some inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport has now returned to usual schedules. Public transport between Bishkek and Osh is currently banned. Taxi services continue to operate as usual.
    *Public places and services: Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened, though some may have more limited opening hours than usual. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements.
    Cinemas, entertainment centres and nightclubs remain closed. Taxi services and city public transport are able to operate as normal. Some intercity public transport is still suspended. However internal flights between Bishkek, Osh, Jalalabad and Batken have now resumed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities, or other transport providers.
    *Face covering requirements:Some businesses and other organisations require visitors to wear a face mask. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.
    *Accommodation: Most accommodation including major hotels in Bishkek have reopened. You should check in advance with your accommodation provider and comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.

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    20.10.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Latest News: Curfew, ban on rallies, travel restrictions imposed until 19 October as president declares new state of emergency (AP News, 12.10.2020). Kyrgyz Republic resumes flights with some countries (Xinhua ,21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are now regular flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, operated by a range of airlines. Tickets are available online and at local travel agents. However, Air Astana has cancelled their flights between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan from 9 to 16 October.

    *Entry to Kyrgyzstan: A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours is necessary before your arrival by air, or 120 hours by land, is now required for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. If your journey is delayed and your results are outside the 72 hour period you will need to have a further PCR test on arrival. Requirements could change at short notice. Check with your airline before travel. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618. Passengers will have their temperature tested on arrival. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home. You may also be asked to download a smartphone application at the airport. For any questions on visa and registration requirements, you can contact the Kyrgyz visa service for information on your individual circumstances at e-visa@mfa.gov.kg or +996 312 66 30 70 and +996 702 42 88 65 (WhatsApp). Foreign citizens can currently stay in Kyrgyzstan indefinitely without a visa, even if registration has expired.

    Internal Restrictions:
    From 10 October a nightly curfew will be in place in Bishkek between 21:00 and 05:00.
    *Travel in Kyrgyzstan: Some inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport has now returned to usual schedules. Taxi services continue to operate as usual.
    *Public places and services: Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened, though some may have more limited opening hours than usual. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements.
    Cinemas, entertainment centres and nightclubs remain closed. Taxi services and city public transport are able to operate as normal. Some intercity public transport is still suspended. However internal flights between Bishkek, Osh, Jalalabad and Batken have now resumed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities, or other transport providers.
    *Face covering requirements:Some businesses and other organisations require visitors to wear a face mask. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.
    *Accommodation: Most accommodation including major hotels in Bishkek have reopened. You should check in advance with your accommodation provider and comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.

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    16.10.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Latest News: Kyrgyz Republic resumes flights with some countries (Xinhua ,21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are now regular flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, operated by a range of airlines. Tickets are available online and at local travel agents. However, Air Astana has cancelled their flights between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan from 9 to 16 October.

    *Entry to Kyrgyzstan: A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours is necessary before your arrival by air, or 120 hours by land, is now required for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. If your journey is delayed and your results are outside the 72 hour period you will need to have a further PCR test on arrival. Requirements could change at short notice. Check with your airline before travel. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618. Passengers will have their temperature tested on arrival. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home. You may also be asked to download a smartphone application at the airport. For any questions on visa and registration requirements, you can contact the Kyrgyz visa service for information on your individual circumstances at e-visa@mfa.gov.kg or +996 312 66 30 70 and +996 702 42 88 65 (WhatsApp). Foreign citizens can currently stay in Kyrgyzstan indefinitely without a visa, even if registration has expired.

    Internal Restrictions:
    From 10 October a nightly curfew will be in place in Bishkek between 21:00 and 05:00.
    *Travel in Kyrgyzstan: Some inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport has now returned to usual schedules. Taxi services continue to operate as usual.
    *Public places and services: Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened, though some may have more limited opening hours than usual. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres and nightclubs remain closed. Taxi services and city public transport are able to operate as normal. Some intercity public transport is still suspended. However internal flights between Bishkek, Osh, Jalalabad and Batken have now resumed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities, or other transport providers.
    *Face covering requirements:Some businesses and other organisations require visitors to wear a face mask. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.
    *Accommodation: Most accommodation including major hotels in Bishkek have reopened. You should check in advance with your accommodation provider and comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.

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    10.10.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Latest News: Kyrgyz Republic resumes flights with some countries (Xinhua ,21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are now regular flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, operated by a range of airlines. Tickets are available online and at local travel agents. Check with your airline for any Coronavirus restrictions, and for information about Coronavirus restrictions at the airports you are transiting through.
    *Entry to Kyrgyzstan: A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours is necessary before your arrival by air, or 120 hours by land, is now required for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. If your journey is delayed and your results are outside the 72 hour period you will need to have a further PCR test on arrival. Requirements could change at short notice. Check with your airline before travel. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618. Passengers will have their temperature tested on arrival. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home. You may also be asked to download a smartphone application at the airport. For any questions on visa and registration requirements, you can contact the Kyrgyz visa service for information on your individual circumstances at e-visa@mfa.gov.kg or +996 312 66 30 70 and +996 702 42 88 65 (WhatsApp). Foreign citizens can currently stay in Kyrgyzstan indefinitely without a visa, even if registration has expired.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kyrgyzstan: Some inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport has now returned to usual schedules. Taxi services continue to operate as usual.

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    06.10.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Latest News: Kyrgyz Republic resumes flights with some countries (Xinhua ,21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are now regular flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, operated by a range of airlines. Tickets are available online and at local travel agents. Check with your airline for any Coronavirus restrictions, and for information about Coronavirus restrictions at the airports you are transiting through.
    *Entry to Kyrgyzstan: A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours is necessary before your arrival by air, or 120 hours by land, is now required for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. If your journey is delayed and your results are outside the 72 hour period you will need to have a further PCR test on arrival. Requirements could change at short notice. Check with your airline before travel. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618. Passengers will have their temperature tested on arrival. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home. You may also be asked to download a smartphone application at the airport. For any questions on visa and registration requirements, you can contact the Kyrgyz visa service for information on your individual circumstances at e-visa@mfa.gov.kg or +996 312 66 30 70 and +996 702 42 88 65 (WhatsApp). Foreign citizens can currently stay in Kyrgyzstan indefinitely without a visa, even if registration has expired.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kyrgyzstan: Some inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport has now returned to usual schedules. Taxi services continue to operate as usual.
    *Public places and services: Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened, though some may have more limited opening hours than usual. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres and nightclubs remain closed. Taxi services and city public transport are able to operate as normal. Some intercity public transport is still suspended. However internal flights between Bishkek, Osh, Jalalabad and Batken have now resumed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities, or other transport providers.
    *Face covering requirements: Some businesses and other organisations require visitors to wear a face mask. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.
    *Accommodation: Most accommodation including major hotels in Bishkek have reopened. You should check in advance with your accommodation provider and comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.

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    02.10.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Latest News: Kyrgyz Republic resumes flights with some countries (Xinhua ,21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are now regular flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, operated by a range of airlines to Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. There are currently no requirements for quarantine. A negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours before your arrival, is now required for entry into Kyrgyzstan. Requirements could change at short notice. Check with your airline before travel.
    However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home. You may also be asked to download a smartphone application at the airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights resumed on 5 June. Some inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport has now returned to usual schedules. Taxi services continue to operate as usual. Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened, though some may have more limited opening hours than usual. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres and nightclubs remain closed. Taxi services and city public transport are able to operate as normal. Some intercity public transport is still suspended. However limited internal flights Bishkek, Osh, Jalabad and Batken have now resumed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities, or other transport providers. Some businesses and other organisations require visitors to wear a face mask. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions. Most accommodation including major hotels in Bishkek have reopened. You should check in advance with your accommodation provider and comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.

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    24.09.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Latest News: Kyrgyz Republic resumes flights with some countries (Xinhua ,21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    There are now regular flights to and from Kyrgyzstan, operated by a range of airlines to Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. All land borders are closed. Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Although flights will be operating between Istanbul and Bishkek, most foreign nationals are banned from entering Kyrgyzstan, including permanent residence holders.Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) may be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Foreign citizens who are specialist workers on W1 and W2 visas are also now able to enter Kyrgyzstan, though their family members may not be eligible. If you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.
    Passengers transiting through Dubai will require a printed copy of a negative PCR test from less than 96 hours before travel. Please check with your airline for further details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights resumed on 5 June. Some inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport has now returned to usual schedules. Taxi services continue to operate as usual. Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened, though some may have more limited opening hours than usual. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres and nightclubs remain closed. Taxi services and city public transport are able to operate as normal. Some intercity public transport is still suspended. However limited internal flights Bishkek, Osh, Jalabad and Batken have now resumed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities, or other transport providers. Some businesses and other organisations require visitors to wear a face mask. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions. Most accommodation including major hotels in Bishkek have reopened. You should check in advance with your accommodation provider and comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.

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    21.09.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights are currently being operated from Bishkek to Istanbul and Dubai. All land borders are closed. Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Although flights will be operating between Istanbul and Bishkek, most foreign nationals are banned from entering Kyrgyzstan, including permanent residence holders.Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) may be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Foreign citizens who are specialist workers on W1 and W2 visas are also now able to enter Kyrgyzstan, though their family members may not be eligible. If you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.
    Passengers transiting through Dubai will require a printed copy of a negative PCR test from less than 96 hours before travel. Please check with your airline for further details.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights resumed. Some inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport has now returned to usual schedules. Taxi services continue to operate as usual. In Bishkek the following activities are prohibited: Entertainment venues including nightclubs, bars, and karaoke clubs. Children’s entertainment centres, football fields and playgrounds. Similar restrictions have been introduced in Osh city and Chui province. Other areas may also introduce restrictions. Follow local government and media for further details. Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened, though some may have more limited opening hours than usual. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres, nightclubs and food courts in shopping centres remain closed. Government advice remains to stay at home as far as possible.

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    14.09.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights are currently being operated from Bishkek to Istanbul and Dubai. All land borders are closed. Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Although flights will be operating between Istanbul and Bishkek, most foreign nationals are banned from entering Kyrgyzstan, including permanent residence holders.Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) may be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Foreign citizens who are specialist workers on W1 and W2 visas are also now able to enter Kyrgyzstan, though their family members may not be eligible. If you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.
    Passengers transiting through Dubai will require a printed copy of a negative PCR test from less than 96 hours before travel. Please check with your airline for further details.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights resumed. Some inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport has now returned to usual schedules. Taxi services continue to operate as usual. In Bishkek the following activities are prohibited: Entertainment venues including nightclubs, bars, and karaoke clubs. Children’s entertainment centres, football fields and playgrounds. Similar restrictions have been introduced in Osh city and Chui province. Other areas may also introduce restrictions. Follow local government and media for further details. Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened, though some may have more limited opening hours than usual. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres, nightclubs and food courts in shopping centres remain closed. Government advice remains to stay at home as far as possible. Taxi services are able to operate as normal. Public transport has returned to the normal schedule. Some intercity public transport is still suspended. However daily flights between Osh and Bishkek have now resumed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities, or other transport providers. Some businesses and other organisations require visitors to wear a face mask. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.Some accommodation including major hotels in Bishkek remain closed. You should check in advance with your accommodation provider and comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions.

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    07.09.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights are currently being operated from Bishkek to Istanbul and Dubai. All land borders are closed. Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Although flights will be operating between Istanbul and Bishkek, most foreign nationals are banned from entering Kyrgyzstan, including permanent residence holders.Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) may be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Foreign citizens who are specialist workers on W1 and W2 visas are also now able to enter Kyrgyzstan, though their family members may not be eligible. If you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.
    Passengers transiting through Dubai will require a printed copy of a negative PCR test from less than 96 hours before travel. Please check with your airline for further details.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights resumed. The Kyrgyz Government advise limiting movement to essential travel only. If you are going to a public place you should wear a mask. If you are going out you will need to carry ID and a written copy of the following information: full name, telephone number, reason for leaving the house, time of leaving, expected time of return, home address / address of residence, destination address. Restrictions on moving between villages, towns and cities across the rest of Kyrgyzstan remain in place in some areas. Individuals under observation or treatment for coronavirus are prohibited from leaving their homes. Inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport will only be available between 7am and 11am and 2pm to 11pm on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices.
    Bishkek city has a number of restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Public transport will only be available between 7am and 11am and 2pm to 11pm on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices. Cafes and restaurants will only open between 7am and 12pm. Though food delivery services can operate with unlimited opening hours. Supermarkets and shopping centres will only open 7am to midnight and markets from 9am to 5pm. Mosques are not holding Friday prayers.The following activities are prohibited: Entertainment venues including nightclubs, bars, and karaoke clubs. Children’s entertainment centres, football fields, bicycle hire facilities and playgrounds.
    Similar restrictions have been introduced in Osh city and Chui province. Other areas may also introduce restrictions. Follow local government and media for further details.
    Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres, nightclubs and food courts in shopping centres remain closed. Intercity public transport is still suspended. However daily flights between Osh and Bishkek have now resumed. Government advice remains to stay at home as far as possible.

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    24.08.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Turkish Airlines to resume Istanbul-Bishkek service (CAPA, 06.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights are currently being operated from Bishkek to Istanbul and Dubai. All land borders are closed. Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Although flights will be operating between Istanbul and Bishkek, most foreign nationals are banned from entering Kyrgyzstan, including permanent residence holders.Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) may be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Foreign citizens who are specialist workers on W1 and W2 visas are also now able to enter Kyrgyzstan, though their family members may not be eligible. If you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.
    Passengers transiting through Dubai will require a printed copy of a negative PCR test from less than 96 hours before travel. Please check with your airline for further details.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights resumed. The Kyrgyz Government advise limiting movement to essential travel only. If you are going to a public place you should wear a mask. If you are going out you will need to carry ID and a written copy of the following information: full name, telephone number, reason for leaving the house
    time of leaving, expected time of return, home address / address of residence, destination address. Restrictions on moving between villages, towns and cities across the rest of Kyrgyzstan remain in place in some areas. Individuals under observation or treatment for coronavirus are prohibited from leaving their homes. Inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport will only be available between 7am and 11am and 2pm to 11pm on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices.
    Bishkek city has a number of restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Public transport will only be available between 7am and 11am and 2pm to 11pm on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices. Cafes and restaurants will only open between 7am and 10pm. Supermarkets and shopping centres will only open 7am to midnight and markets from 9am to 5pm. Mosques are not holding Friday prayers.The following activities are prohibited: Entertainment venues including nightclubs, bars, and karaoke clubs. Children’s entertainment centres, football fields, bicycle hire facilities and playgrounds. Access to parks and squares will be restricted. Similar restrictions have been introduced in Osh city and Chui province. Other areas may also introduce restrictions. Follow local government and media for further details. Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres, nightclubs and food courts in shopping centres remain closed. Intercity public transport is still suspended. However daily flights between Osh and Bishkek have now resumed. Government advice remains to stay at home as far as possible.

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    11.08.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights are currently being operated from Bishkek to Istanbul and Dubai. All land borders are closed. Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) will be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Foreign citizens who are specialist workers on W1 and W2 visas are also now able to enter Kyrgyzstan, though their family members may not be eligible. Previous requirements for anyone entering the country to stay in state quarantine facilities for 3 days have now been lifted. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights resumed. Restrictions on moving between villages, towns and cities across the rest of Kyrgyzstan remain in place in some areas. Individuals under observation or treatment for coronavirus are prohibited from leaving their homes. Inter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport will only be available between 7am and 11am and 2pm to 11pm on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices. The Kyrgyz Government advise limiting movement to essential travel only.
    If you are going to a public place you should wear a mask. If you are going out you will need to carry ID and a written copy of the following information: full name, telephone number, reason for leaving the house, time of leaving, expected time of return, home address / address of residence, destination address. Additional restrictions will be placed on those entering and exiting large cities.
    Bishkek city has a number of restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Public transport will only be available between 7am and 11am and 2pm to 11pm on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices. Cafes and restaurants will only open between 7am and 10pm. Supermarkets and shopping centres will only open 7am to midnight and markets from 9am to 5pm. Mosques are not holding Friday prayers The following activities are prohibited: Entertainment venues including nightclubs, bars, and karaoke clubs; Children’s entertainment centres, football fields, bicycle hire facilities and playgrounds; Access to parks and squares will be restricted; Similar restrictions have been introduced in Osh city, Chui province and Batken province. In Batken, visiting places of natural beauty is also forbidden. Many businesses and public spaces in the rest of Kyrgyzstan have now reopened. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres, nightclubs and food courts in shopping centres remain closed. Intercity public transport is still suspended. However daily flights between Osh and Bishkek have now resumed. Government advice remains to stay at home as far as possible.

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    05.08.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan *****

    International restrictions:

    Limited commercial air service resumed on 15 June (Fly Dubai and Turkish).
    Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) will be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Foreign citizens who are specialist workers on W1 and W2 visas are also now able to enter Kyrgyzstan, though their family members may not be eligible. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618. Previous requirements for anyone entering the country to stay in state quarantine facilities for 3 days have now been lifted. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights resumed.
    All land borders are closed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities. The Kyrgyz Government advise limiting movement to essential travel only.If you are going to a public place you should wear a mask.If you are going out you will need to carry ID and a written copy of the following information: full name, telephone number, reason for leaving the house, time of leaving, expected time of return, home address / address of residence, destination address. Additional restrictions will be placed on those entering and exiting large cities. Restrictions on moving between villages, towns and cities across the rest of Kyrgyzstan remain in place. Individuals under observation or treatment for coronavirus are prohibited from leaving their homes. nter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport will only be available between 07:00 and 10:00 and 17:00-21:00 on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices.

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    30.07.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan *****

    International restrictions:

    Limited commercial air service resumed on 15 June (Fly Dubai and Turkish).
    Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) will be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Foreign citizens who are specialist workers on W1 and W2 visas are also now able to enter Kyrgyzstan, though their family members may not be eligible. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618. Previous requirements for anyone entering the country to stay in state quarantine facilities for 3 days have now been lifted. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All land borders are closed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities. The Kyrgyz Government advise limiting movement to essential travel only.If you are going to a public place you should wear a mask.If you are going out you will need to carry ID and a written copy of the following information: full name, telephone number, reason for leaving the house, time of leaving, expected time of return, home address / address of residence, destination address. Additional restrictions will be placed on those entering and exiting large cities. Restrictions on moving between villages, towns and cities across the rest of Kyrgyzstan remain in place. Individuals under observation or treatment for coronavirus are prohibited from leaving their homes. nter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport will only be available between 07:00 and 10:00 and 17:00-21:00 on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices.

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    24.07.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan *****

    International restrictions:

    Limited commercial air service resumed on 15 June (Fly Dubai and Turkish).
    Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) will be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Foreign citizens who are specialist workers on W1 and W2 visas are also now able to enter Kyrgyzstan, though their family members may not be eligible. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618.. Previous requirements for anyone entering the country to stay in state quarantine facilities for 3 days have now been lifted. However if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You are likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All land borders are closed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities. The Kyrgyz Government advise limiting movement to essential travel only.If you are going to a public place you should wear a mask.If you are going out you will need to carry ID and a written copy of the following information: full name, telephone number, reason for leaving the house, time of leaving, expected time of return, home address / address of residence, destination address. Additional restrictions will be placed on those entering and exiting large cities. Restrictions on moving between villages, towns and cities across the rest of Kyrgyzstan remain in place. Individuals under observation or treatment for coronavirus are prohibited from leaving their homes. nter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport will only be available between 07:00 and 10:00 and 17:00-21:00 on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices.

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    23.07.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan *****

    International restrictions:

    Limited commercial air service resumed on 15 June (Fly Dubai and Turkish).
    Most foreign nationals are banned from entering the country, including permanent residence holders. Foreign nationals with a close family member who is a Kyrgz national (spouse, parent, child) will be allowed to enter with documentary proof of the relationship. Foreign citizens who are specialist workers on W1 and W2 visas are also now able to enter Kyrgyzstan, though their family members may not be eligible. For any questions on entry or exit requirements you should contact the relevant Kyrgyz authorities on +996 312 881 618..

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All land borders are closed. You should comply with any additional screening measures and other restrictions put in place by the authorities. The Kyrgyz Government advise limiting movement to essential travel only.If you are going to a public place you should wear a mask.If you are going out you will need to carry ID and a written copy of the following information: full name, telephone number, reason for leaving the house, time of leaving, expected time of return, home address / address of residence, destination address. Additional restrictions will be placed on those entering and exiting large cities. Restrictions on moving between villages, towns and cities across the rest of Kyrgyzstan remain in place. Individuals under observation or treatment for coronavirus are prohibited from leaving their homes. nter-regional public transport services are suspended. In Bishkek, public transport will only be available between 07:00 and 10:00 and 17:00-21:00 on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices.

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    17.07.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan *****

    International restrictions:

    Limited commercial air service resumed on 15 June (Fly Dubai and Turkish).
    All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country. The following categories of foreign travellers are exempt from the inbound travel ban: Immediate family members of citizens of Kyrgyzstan (subject to confirmation of kinship); Foreign diplomatic (UN) and consular staff and their family members (given an advance notice of arrival to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan). Travel by car between cities is prohibited, however UN vehicles are allowed to move between provinces. Members of train, locomotive and aircraft crews; freight drivers. Kyrgyz Temir Zholu employees working in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
    All visa services have been suspended. Entering the country or crossing at land borders with national IDs is temporarily suspended; this includes Kyrgyzstan residents. All residents are only allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan with valid passports. All land borders with China and Uzbekistan are closed. Borders with Kazakhstan remain open only for transportation of goods and movement of Kazakh and Kyrgyz citizens returning to the country of origin. Travellers (including Kyrgyz citizens) arriving from countries with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be subject to 14 day quarantine at a medical facility. All other travellers have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine. International flights have been suspended until further notice.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Kyrgyz Government advise limiting movement to essential travel only.If you are going to a public place you should wear a mask. If you are going out you will need to carry ID and a written copy of the following information: full name; telephone number; reason for leaving the house; time of leaving; expected time of return; home address / address of residence; destination address. Additional restrictions will be placed on those entering and exiting large cities. Restrictions on moving between villages, towns and cities across the rest of Kyrgyzstan remain in place. Individuals under observation or treatment for coronavirus are prohibited from leaving their homes. In Bishkek public transport will only be available between 07:00 and 10:00 and 17:00-21:00 on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices.
    Bishkek city is reintroducing a number of restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Public transport will only be available between 07:00 and 10:00 and 17:00-21:00 on weekdays. There will be no service during the weekends. Taxi services can continue to operate following strict hygiene practices. Cafes and restaurants will only open 10:00 -20:00.. Supermarkets and shopping centers will only open 09:00 to 20:00 and markets from 05:00 to 16:00. The following activities are prohibited: Entertainment venues including nightclubs, bars, and karaoke clubs. Children’s entertainment centres, football fields, bicycle hire facilities and playgrounds. Access to parks and squares will be restricted. Similar restrictions have been introduced in Osh city and Chui province. In Osh services at mosques are also suspended. Other areas may also introduce restrictions. Many businesses and public spaces in the rest of Kyrgyzstan have now reopened. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres, nightclubs and food courts in shopping centres remain closed. Intercity public transport is still suspended. However daily flights between Osh and Bishkek have now resumed. Government advice remains to stay at home as far as possible.

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    07.07.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan has shut down public transport in the capital Bishkek and the routes between all of its provinces until Monday 22 June (Routers, 20.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Limited commercial air service will resumed on June 15, 2020.
    All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country. The following categories of foreign travellers are exempt from the inbound travel ban: Immediate family members of citizens of Kyrgyzstan (subject to confirmation of kinship); Foreign diplomatic (UN) and consular staff and their family members (given an advance notice of arrival to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan). Travel by car between cities is prohibited, however UN vehicles are allowed to move between provinces. Members of train, locomotive and aircraft crews; freight drivers. Kyrgyz Temir Zholu employees working in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
    All visa services have been suspended. Entering the country or crossing at land borders with national IDs is temporarily suspended; this includes Kyrgyzstan residents. All residents are only allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan with valid passports. All land borders with China and Uzbekistan are closed. Borders with Kazakhstan remain open only for transportation of goods and movement of Kazakh and Kyrgyz citizens returning to the country of origin. Travellers (including Kyrgyz citizens) arriving from countries with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be subject to 14 day quarantine at a medical facility. All other travellers have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine. International flights have been suspended until further notice.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Kyrgyz Government advise limiting movement to essential travel only.If you are going to a public place you should wear a mask. If you are going out you will need to carry ID and a written copy of the following information: full name; telephone number; reason for leaving the house; time of leaving; expected time of return; home address / address of residence; destination address. Additional restrictions will be placed on those entering and exiting large cities. Restrictions on moving between villages, towns and cities across the rest of Kyrgyzstan remain in place. Individuals under observation or treatment for coronavirus are prohibited from leaving their homes. From 22 June public transport will be suspended in Bishkek over the weekend, other areas may also introduce restrictions.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Domestic flights, public transit in Kyrgyz Republic to resumed from 5 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020)
    Many businesses and public spaces in Kyrgyzstan have now reopened. Businesses should be following additional hygiene and sanitary requirements. In some cases you may be refused entry if you are not wearing a mask, and may be subject to temperature checks and hand washing requirements on entry. You should comply with hygiene and social distancing requirements. Events and public gatherings are still banned. Cinemas, entertainment centres, nightclubs and food courts in shopping centers remain closed. Intercity public transport is still suspended. However daily flights between Osh and Bishkek have now resumed. Government advice remains to stay at home as far as possible.

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    23.06.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan has shut down public transport in the capital Bishkek and the routes between all of its provinces until Monday 22 June (Routers, 20.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Limited commercial air service will resumed on June 15, 2020.
    All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country. The following categories of foreign travellers are exempt from the inbound travel ban: Immediate family members of citizens of Kyrgyzstan (subject to confirmation of kinship); Foreign diplomatic (UN) and consular staff and their family members (given an advance notice of arrival to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan). Travel by car between cities is prohibited, however UN vehicles are allowed to move between provinces. Members of train, locomotive and aircraft crews; freight drivers. Kyrgyz Temir Zholu employees working in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
    All visa services have been suspended. Entering the country or crossing at land borders with national IDs is temporarily suspended; this includes Kyrgyzstan residents. All residents are only allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan with valid passports. All land borders with China and Uzbekistan are closed. Borders with Kazakhstan remain open only for transportation of goods and movement of Kazakh and Kyrgyz citizens returning to the country of origin. Travellers (including Kyrgyz citizens) arriving from countries with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be subject to 14 day quarantine at a medical facility. All other travellers have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine. International flights have been suspended until further notice.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A countrywide situation of emergency has extended until further notice. However, the regulation has been lifted in the capital Bishkek, Osh (Osh province), Jalal-Abad (Jalal-Abad province).
    Prime Minister Muhammadkaly Abylgaziev reported that ‘quarantine’ will be introduced in areas particularly impacted by COVID-19, including Bishkek and Osh cities, as well as, at-Bashy district (Naryn province) and Kanysh-Kiya village (Jalal-Abad province) without confirming exact regulations.
    Public transport services are suspended until further notice.
    Restrictions on outbound travel from Issyk-Kul province are in place from 00.01 on 4 May, only holders of special permits issued by regional authorities will be allowed to exit the region. All inbound travellers will be required to present test certificates and will be subject to mandatory 14-day home isolation.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Domestic flights, public transit in Kyrgyz Republic to resumed from 5 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020)
    Kyrgyzstan will lift most of the remaining coronavirus-related restrictions in the coming days, reopening the retail and services sectors and public transportation, the government said on Tuesday 19 May. Public transit will also restart work from May 25. Higher-risk facilities such as public pools and saunas will remain closed and so will schools, although kindergartens may reopen in June. (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

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    20.06.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Republic Civil Aviation Authority and Manas Airport have announced that limited commercial air service will resume on June 15, 2020.

    International restrictions:

    All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country. The following categories of foreign travellers are exempt from the inbound travel ban: Immediate family members of citizens of Kyrgyzstan (subject to confirmation of kinship); Foreign diplomatic (UN) and consular staff and their family members (given an advance notice of arrival to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan). Travel by car between cities is prohibited, however UN vehicles are allowed to move between provinces. Members of train, locomotive and aircraft crews; freight drivers. Kyrgyz Temir Zholu employees working in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
    All visa services have been suspended. Entering the country or crossing at land borders with national IDs is temporarily suspended; this includes Kyrgyzstan residents. All residents are only allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan with valid passports. All land borders with China and Uzbekistan are closed. Borders with Kazakhstan remain open only for transportation of goods and movement of Kazakh and Kyrgyz citizens returning to the country of origin. Travellers (including Kyrgyz citizens) arriving from countries with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be subject to 14 day quarantine at a medical facility. All other travellers have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine. International flights have been suspended until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    A countrywide situation of emergency has extended until further notice. However, the regulation has been lifted in the capital Bishkek, Osh (Osh province), Jalal-Abad (Jalal-Abad province).
    Prime Minister Muhammadkaly Abylgaziev reported that ‘quarantine’ will be introduced in areas particularly impacted by COVID-19, including Bishkek and Osh cities, as well as, at-Bashy district (Naryn province) and Kanysh-Kiya village (Jalal-Abad province) without confirming exact regulations.
    Public transport services are suspended until further notice.
    Restrictions on outbound travel from Issyk-Kul province are in place from 00.01 on 4 May, only holders of special permits issued by regional authorities will be allowed to exit the region. All inbound travellers will be required to present test certificates and will be subject to mandatory 14-day home isolation.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Domestic flights, public transit in Kyrgyz Republic to resumed from 5 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020)
    Kyrgyzstan will lift most of the remaining coronavirus-related restrictions in the coming days, reopening the retail and services sectors and public transportation, the government said on Tuesday 19 May. Public transit will also restart work from May 25. Higher-risk facilities such as public pools and saunas will remain closed and so will schools, although kindergartens may reopen in June. (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

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    05.06.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan Domestic flights, public transit in Kyrgyz Republic to resume from 5 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country. The following categories of foreign travellers are exempt from the inbound travel ban: Immediate family members of citizens of Kyrgyzstan (subject to confirmation of kinship); Foreign diplomatic (UN) and consular staff and their family members (given an advance notice of arrival to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan). Travel by car between cities is prohibited, however UN vehicles are allowed to move between provinces. Members of train, locomotive and aircraft crews; freight drivers. Kyrgyz Temir Zholu employees working in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
    All visa services have been suspended. Entering the country or crossing at land borders with national IDs is temporarily suspended; this includes Kyrgyzstan residents. All residents are only allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan with valid passports. All land borders with China and Uzbekistan are closed. Borders with Kazakhstan remain open only for transportation of goods and movement of Kazakh and Kyrgyz citizens returning to the country of origin. Travellers (including Kyrgyz citizens) arriving from countries with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be subject to 14 day quarantine at a medical facility. All other travellers have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine. International flights have been suspended until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    A countrywide situation of emergency has extended until further notice. However, the regulation has been lifted in the capital Bishkek, Osh (Osh province), Jalal-Abad (Jalal-Abad province).
    Prime Minister Muhammadkaly Abylgaziev reported that ‘quarantine’ will be introduced in areas particularly impacted by COVID-19, including Bishkek and Osh cities, as well as, at-Bashy district (Naryn province) and Kanysh-Kiya village (Jalal-Abad province) without confirming exact regulations.
    Public transport services are suspended until further notice.
    Restrictions on outbound travel from Issyk-Kul province are in place from 00.01 on 4 May, only holders of special permits issued by regional authorities will be allowed to exit the region. All inbound travellers will be required to present test certificates and will be subject to mandatory 14-day home isolation.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Kyrgyzstan will lift most of the remaining coronavirus-related restrictions in the coming days, reopening the retail and services sectors and public transportation, the government said on Tuesday 19 May. Public transit will also restart work from May 25. Higher-risk facilities such as public pools and saunas will remain closed and so will schools, although kindergartens may reopen in June. (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

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    03.06.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan

    International restrictions:

    All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country. The following categories of foreign travellers are exempt from the inbound travel ban: Immediate family members of citizens of Kyrgyzstan (subject to confirmation of kinship); Foreign diplomatic (UN) and consular staff and their family members (given an advance notice of arrival to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan). Travel by car between cities is prohibited, however UN vehicles are allowed to move between provinces. Members of train, locomotive and aircraft crews; freight drivers. Kyrgyz Temir Zholu employees working in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. All visa services have been suspended. Entering the country or crossing at land borders with national IDs is temporarily suspended; this includes Kyrgyzstan residents. All residents are only allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan with valid passports. All land borders with China and Uzbekistan are closed. Borders with Kazakhstan remain open only for transportation of goods and movement of Kazakh and Kyrgyz citizens returning to the country of origin. Travellers (including Kyrgyz citizens) arriving from countries with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be subject to 14 day quarantine at a medical facility. All other travellers have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine. International flights have been suspended until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    A countrywide situation of emergency has extended until further notice. However, the regulation has been lifted in the capital Bishkek, Osh (Osh province), Jalal-Abad (Jalal-Abad province). Prime Minister Muhammadkaly Abylgaziev reported that ‘quarantine’ will be introduced in areas particularly impacted by COVID-19, including Bishkek and Osh cities, as well as, at-Bashy district (Naryn province) and Kanysh-Kiya village (Jalal-Abad province) without confirming exact regulations. Public transport services are suspended until further notice. Restrictions on outbound travel from Issyk-Kul province are in place from 00.01 on 4 May, only holders of special permits issued by regional authorities will be allowed to exit the region. All inbound travellers will be required to present test certificates and will be subject to mandatory 14-day home isolation.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Kyrgyzstan will lift most of the remaining coronavirus-related restrictions in the coming days, reopening the retail and services sectors and public transportation, the government said on Tuesday 19 May. Public transit will also restart work from May 25. Higher-risk facilities such as public pools and saunas will remain closed and so will schools, although kindergartens may reopen in June. (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

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    19.05.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan The government of Kyrgyzstan announced extension of State of Emergency 10 May. (Reuters, 28.04.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country. The following categories of foreign travellers are exempt from the inbound travel ban: Immediate family members of citizens of Kyrgyzstan (subject to confirmation of kinship); Foreign diplomatic (UN) and consular staff and their family members (given an advance notice of arrival to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan). Travel by car between cities is prohibited, however UN vehicles are allowed to move between provinces. Members of train, locomotive and aircraft crews; freight drivers. Kyrgyz Temir Zholu employees working in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. All visa services have been suspended. Entering the country or crossing at land borders with national IDs is temporarily suspended; this includes Kyrgyzstan residents. All residents are only allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan with valid passports. All land borders with China and Uzbekistan are closed. Borders with Kazakhstan remain open only for transportation of goods and movement of Kazakh and Kyrgyz citizens returning to the country of origin. Travellers (including Kyrgyz citizens) arriving from countries with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be subject to 14 day quarantine at a medical facility. All other travellers have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine. International flights have been suspended until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    A countrywide situation of emergency has extended until further notice. However, the regulation has been lifted in the capital Bishkek, Osh (Osh province), Jalal-Abad (Jalal-Abad province). Prime Minister Muhammadkaly Abylgaziev reported that ‘quarantine’ will be introduced in areas particularly impacted by COVID-19, including Bishkek and Osh cities, as well as, at-Bashy district (Naryn province) and Kanysh-Kiya village (Jalal-Abad province) without confirming exact regulations. Public transport services are suspended until further notice. Restrictions on outbound travel from Issyk-Kul province are in place from 00.01 on 4 May, only holders of special permits issued by regional authorities will be allowed to exit the region. All inbound travellers will be required to present test certificates and will be subject to mandatory 14-day home isolation.

    Source: Reuters https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://kg.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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    12.05.2020
  • Kyrgyzstan The government of Kyrgyzstan announced extension of State of Emergency 10 May. (Reuters, 28.04.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All foreign nationals are barred entry into the country.
    The following categories of foreign travellers are exempt from the inbound travel ban:
    Immediate family members of citizens of Kyrgyzstan (subject to confirmation of kinship);
    Foreign diplomatic (UN) and consular staff and their family members (given an advance notice of arrival to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan). Travel by car between cities is prohibited, however UN vehicles are allowed to move between provinces.
    Members of train, locomotive and aircraft crews; freight drivers.
    Kyrgyz Temir Zholu employees working in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
    All visa services have been suspended.
    Entering the country or crossing at land borders with national IDs is temporarily suspended; this includes Kyrgyzstan residents. All residents are only allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan with valid passports.
    All land borders with China and Uzbekistan are closed. Borders with Kazakhstan remain open only for transportation of goods and movement of Kazakh and Kyrgyz citizens returning to the country of origin.
    Travellers (including Kyrgyz citizens) arriving from countries with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be subject to 14 day quarantine at a medical facility. All other travellers have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine.
    International flights have been suspended until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    A countrywide situation of emergency has been introduced. It includes a curfew in certain locations from 20.00 to 07.00 (local time). Public transport services, with the exception of some trolleybuses, in the capital Bishkek have been suspended until further notice. Restrictions on outbound travel from Issyk-Kul province are in place from 00.01 on 4 May, only holders of special permits issued by regional authorities will be allowed to exit the region. All inbound travellers will be required to present test certificates and will be subject to mandatory 14-day home isolation.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source SITATA/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Health/
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