FCO Travel Advice for - Kazakhstan

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  • There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

  • You can travel to most places in Kazakhstan, but travel to any closed area requires advance permission from the Kazakh government. Some military/restricted areas are not clearly marked. Take care when travelling away from normal routes. See Local travel

  • With the exception of Air Astana, all Kazakh airlines are refused permission to operate services to the EU because they do not comply with internationally accepted safety requirements. See Air Travel

  • You must get a visa in advance of your visit. Make sure it covers the entire duration of your stay. See Entry Requirements

  • Most visits to Kazakhstan are trouble-free, but crime against foreigners does sometimes occur. See Crime

  • You must carry your original passport at all times. See Local Laws and Customs

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.