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Last verified: Thursday, 12. December 2019 at 07:22 AM

Kyrgyzstan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Kyrgyzstan is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.4 / 5

Travelling Kyrgyzstan is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.2 / 5

Kyrgyzstan shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Kyrgyzstan), the Advisory Index is 2.2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: China (2.4), Kazakhstan (2.2), Tajikistan with 2.2 and Uzbekistan with 2 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Kyrgyzstan

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

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 Kyrgyzstan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.4 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: United States

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Exercise increased caution in the Kyrgyz Republic due to civil unrest.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/the-kyrgyz-republic-travel-advisory.html

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 elsewhere in Kyrgyzstan due to violent crime, terrorism and the potential for civil unrest.

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

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Kyrgyzstan.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Avoid non-essential travel to the Ferghana Valley and areas bordering Uzbekistan and Tajikistan due to the uncertain security situation and the presence of landmines. This includes the regions of Osh, Jalalabad and Batken.

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 - Säkerhetsläget är lugnt, men det förekommer tidvis spänningar i landets södra delar, särskilt i närheten av gränsen. Iaktta särskild försiktighet: Södra Kirgizistan, gränsområdet till Kina.

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

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/kyrgyzstan

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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Individual rating changes for Kyrgyzstan

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

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan with a rating of 2.0.

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

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

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

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

Changes from August 11th 2019

The total rating for Kyrgyzstan changed from 0.0 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Kyrgyzstan to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan with its capital Bishkek is a country in Asia (Central Asia), slightly smaller than South Dakota (198,500 km²). The country is located Central Asia, west of China, south of Kazakhstan. The climate can be described as dry continental to polar in high Tien Shan Mountains; subtropical in southwest (Fergana Valley); temperate in northern foothill zone. The landscape is peaks of Tien Shan and associated valleys and basins encompass entire nation. With a population of about 5.36 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Bishkek
Population about 5.36 million
Size 198.500 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than South Dakota
Common languages Kirghiz, Russian, Uzbek
Currency Som (short: KGS)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +996
Internet Top Level Domain .kg
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 KG
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 KGZ
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 417

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Kyrgyzstan 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

  • as a result
  • increasing soil salinity from faulty irrigation practices
  • many people get their water directly from contaminated streams and wells
  • water pollution
  • water-borne diseases are prevalent

Natural hazzards

  • major flooding during snow melt
  • prone to earthquakes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

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

Industries

  1. cement
  2. electric motors
  3. food processing
  4. furniture
  5. gold
  6. lumber
  7. rare earth metals
  8. refrigerators
  9. shoes
  10. small machinery

Agriculture products

  1. berries
  2. cattle
  3. cotton
  4. fruits
  5. goats
  6. grapes
  7. potatoes
  8. sheep
  9. vegetables
  10. wool

Kyrgyzstani Imports and Exports

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

Export products

  1. cotton
  2. electricity
  3. garments
  4. gold
  5. machinery
  6. meat
  7. mercury
  8. shoes
  9. uranium
  10. wool

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. gas
  5. machinery
  6. oil

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan is currently rated at 2,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Kyrgyzstan is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Kyrgyzstan in 2019?

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

How many travel advisories do you know for Kyrgyzstan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Kyrgyzstan.

What is the size of Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan has a size of 198,500 km² or 76,641 mi² which is slightly smaller than South Dakota.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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