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

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Terrorist attacks in Kyrgyzstan can’t be ruled out. You should be vigilant in public places and follow security advice from the local authorities. See Terrorism.

Take care if you travel to the Oblasts (Provinces) of Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad. See Local travel

The Kyrgyz/Uzbek and Kyrgyz/Tajik borders are subject to closure without notice. There have been a number of security incidents in the Kyrgyz/Uzbek border region in recent months. See Local travel

There are occasional clashes along the disputed Kyrgyz-Tajik border. A Tajik civilian was killed in an exchange of gunfire near the Vorukh enclave in July 2014. There was a separate incident near the villages of Kok-Tash and Chorkuh in August 2015. There’s a risk of further localised violence and border closures at any time.

There is a high risk of earthquakes. See Natural Disasters

You must carry your passport, or a notarised copy of it, at all times. See Local laws and customs

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

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Kyrgyzstan
Currency: Kyrgyzstan Som (KGS)
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Dialling Code: 996
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 3,114,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Kirghiz (official language) 48%
Russian (official language) 28%


Capital City(s):
Bishkek
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Telephone Area Code: 312
Population: 835,800 (in 2009)
Latitude: 42.8747 Longitude: 74.6122



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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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