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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Kazakhstan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Kazakhstan is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

Travelling Kazakhstan is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.1 / 5

Kazakhstan shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Kazakhstan), the Advisory Index is 2.1 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: China (2.3), Kyrgyzstan (2.2), Russia (2.1), Turkmenistan with 2 and Uzbekistan with 1.8 (of 5).

Risk 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 2.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Kazakhstan.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: Malta

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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: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in Kazakhstan due to terrorism and violent crime.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/kazakhstan

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. Undvik stora folksamlingar och att röra dig ensam efter mörkrets inbrott.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

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

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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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 2,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Travelling Kazakhstan is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Kazakhstan in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Kazakhstan.

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 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.