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Air Astana: New entry requirements into Kazakhstan

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Fri, 01/14/2022 - 09:23

New requirements for all the passengers over five years old for the arrival in the country.

With effect from 15th January 2022, all passengers over five years old, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, arriving in Kazakhstan from overseas must present a negative PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours of arrival in the country. The PCR test certificate must be in English, Russian or Kazakh languages.

In the absence of a negative PCR test certificate, passengers, including citizens of Kazakhstan and passengers holding a residence permit for the Republic of Kazakhstan, will not be allowed to board the aircraft at the point of departure.

Air Astana operational update

The state of emergency in Kazakhstan has affected Air Astana Group operations, with 178 international and 621 domestic flights by Air Astana and FlyArystan being cancelled between 5th and 12th January 2022.

Flights from Nur-Sultan and other regional Kazakh cities were resumed on 7th January 2022, with those from Almaty to restart.

Since the resumption of international flights, more than 7,500 passengers returned to their home countries, with scheduled flights to Istanbul, Antalya, Dubai, Sharjah, Kyiv, Moscow, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Saint-Petersburg, Frankfurt, Tashkent and Kutaisi, together with special repatriation flights from the Maldives, Phuket, Colombo, Antalya, Tbilisi, Baku and Goa.


Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.