COVID-19: Borders open to foreign nationals from certain countries

17 Sep 20

KAZAKHSTAN

IMPACT – MEDIUM

Kazakhstan is opening up to travel from a growing number of foreign countries.

Key Points:

  • Under a recent change, foreign nationals from Belarus, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates may travel to Kazakhstan.
  • Foreign nationals from those countries do not need authorization if they have a valid visa.
  • Those individuals must have direct flights from those countries to Kazakhstan.
  • Foreign nationals from any country who have a family member (spouse, parent or child) who is a Kazakhstan citizen may gain entry into the country. They do not need special authorization; however, if they travel to Kazakhstan and leave, they will not be allowed back in for 30 days.

Background: Travel from most foreign countries remains suspended. Travel from China, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey resumed in June, but travel from Georgia is now suspended. Travel from the countries listed above resumed in late August.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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