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Last verified: Tuesday, 24. November 2020 at 08:35 AM

Kazakhstan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Kazakhstan

Local Situation: 3.5 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Kazakhstan. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Kazakhstan shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Kazakhstan), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: China (4), Russia (3.8), Turkmenistan (3.8), Uzbekistan with 3.5 and Kyrgyzstan with 3.4 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Kazakhstan

There are currently 170,436 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Kazakhstan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 2,373 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Kazakhstan.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Kazakhstan

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Kazakhstan.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Kazakhstan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Kazakstan är ett relativt tryggt resmål. Håll dig undan stora folksamlingar och undvik att röra dig ensam ute efter mörkrets inbrott.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/KZ

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Kazakhstan due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Kazakhstan due to COVID-19. Although some airlines have resumed ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/kazakhstan-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/kazakhstan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Kazakhstan has introduced a state of emergency and closed its borders in response to the COVID−19 pandemic. Most foreign nationals are unable to enter Kazakhstan. Visa-free entry is temporarily suspended. You will need a valid visa before you travel. Travellers arriving from abroad by any means of transport may be taken into quarantine. Contact your airline ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/kazakhstan

Individual rating changes for Kazakhstan

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Kazakhstan. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Kazakhstan changed from 3.0 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Kazakhstan to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +4.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Kazakhstan changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Kazakhstan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Kazakhstan changed from 2.7 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Kazakhstan to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Kazakhstan changed from 2.5 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Kazakhstan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Kazakhstan changed from 2.2 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Kazakhstan with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Kazakhstan changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Kazakhstan with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Kazakhstan with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Kazakhstan with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Kazakhstan with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Kazakhstan with a rating of 2.0.

About Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan with its capital Astana is a country in Asia (Central Asia), slightly less than four times the size of Texas (2,717,300 km²). The country is located Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural (Zhayyq) River in eastern-most Europe. The climate can be described as continental, cold winters and hot summers, arid and semiarid. The landscape is vast flat steppe extending from the Volga in the west to the Altai Mountains in the east and from the plains of western Siberia in the north to oases and deserts of Central Asia in the south. With a population of about 15.34 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Astana
Population about 15.34 million
Size 2.717.300 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than four times the size of Texas
Common languages Kazakh, Russian
Currency Tenge (short: KZT)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +7
Internet Top Level Domain .kz
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 KZ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 KAZ
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 398

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Kazakhstan is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • because the two main rivers that flowed into the Aral Sea have been diverted for irrigation
  • industrial pollution is severe in some cities
  • it is drying up and leaving behind a harmful layer of chemical pesticides and natural salts
  • pollution in the Caspian Sea
  • radioactive or toxic chemical sites associated with former defense industries and test ranges scattered throughout the country pose health risks for humans and animals
  • soil pollution from overuse of agricultural chemicals and salination from poor infrastructure and wasteful irrigation practices
  • these substances are then picked up by the wind and blown into noxious dust storms

Natural hazzards

  • earthquakes in the south
  • mudslides around Almaty

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Kazakhstan. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. bauxite
  2. chromite
  3. coal
  4. construction materials
  5. copper
  6. electric motors
  7. gold
  8. iron
  9. iron ore
  10. lead

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. grain
  3. livestock
  4. melons
  5. mostly spring wheat
  6. potatoes
  7. vegetables

Kazakhstani Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Kazakhstan.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. coal
  3. ferrous metals
  4. grain
  5. machinery
  6. meat
  7. natural gas
  8. oil
  9. oil products
  10. wool

Import products

  1. equipment
  2. foodstuffs
  3. machinery
  4. metal products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Kazakhstan?

Kazakhstan is currently rated at 3,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Kazakhstan.

Is it safe to travel Kazakhstan in 2020?

Visiting the country Kazakhstan is usually fine. The score is at 3,5 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Kazakhstan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Kazakhstan.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Kazakhstan?

There are currently 170,436 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Kazakhstan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 2,373 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Kazakhstan.

What is the size of Kazakhstan?

Kazakhstan has a size of 2,717,300 km² or 1,049,155 mi² which is slightly less than four times the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.