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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

On 20 March 2019, the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, was formally renamed Nur-Sultan. However, the previous name is likely to be widely used for some time.

The border between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan is currently closed to traffic. You’re advised not to try to cross the road border but to seek alternative routes, such as via Uzbekistan, until further notice.

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

You can travel to Kazakhstan without a visa, provided your stay does not exceed 30 days (the day you arrive counts as day 1, regardless of arrival time). If you wish to stay longer than 30 days, you’ll need a visa. 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 

Terrorist attacks in Kazakhstan can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Currency: Kazakhstan Tenge (KZT)
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Dialling Code: 7
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 3,393,000 in 2010
Languages Spoken:
Russian (official language) 95%
Kazakh (official language) 64%

Capital City(s):
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Telephone Area Code: +7 7172
Population: 700,000
Latitude: 51.1666666667 Longitude: 71.4166666667

Largest City: Almaty
Telephone Area Code: +7 727
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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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