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Kazakhstan declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and was the last of the Soviet Republics to do so. Its largest city, Almaty, is a central trading hub and has several landmarks including the Ascension Cathedral.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Kazakhstan. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Kazakhstan: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Kazakhstan has a pilot program allowing U.S. citizens to remain in the country for up to 15 days. This excludes those seeking employment or performing missionary work.
Tourists wishing to remain longer than two weeks must get a visa which is valid for up to 30 days.
To enter the country, a U.S. citizen must have a passport with three months’ validity and two blank pages.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Kazakhstan known for very cold winters with a with snow accumulation. But, there are plenty of blizzards, dust storms, and strong winds. Winter lasts from November until the end of April.
The country is very arid and contains many desserts. Spring in the northern and central region tends to bring flooding. The summers are dry and hot with temperatures in the 80’s. The end of September until the beginning of November brings the cool Autumn.
All foreigners must carry a valid passport while in Kazakhstan. You may be placed under surveillance. Phone calls and hotels may be monitored as well as searched.
Crimes such as pickpockets, purse snatching and robbery are the most common. Other more serious crimes such as ATM skimming are becoming more common.
To protect yourself from being a victim you take the following precautions:
Charyn Canyon is in Charyn National Park whose mission is to preserve the geography and nature of the landscape. The area is also home to many endangered species which the park is fighting to protect. The canyon itself has a depth of 200 meters and was formed over 12 million years ago. The canyon is known for its “Valley of Castles,” which is an area of rock deposits in the form of a tower. The canyon itself is also home to over 1500 plant and animal species.
Packing for any destination can be stressful. Check out this helpful list for everything you may need for Kazakhstan.
All Americans visiting Kazakhstan should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Kazakhstan, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Astana
Rakhymzhan Koshkarbayev Avenue, No. 3.
Astana, Kazakhstan, 010010
Phone: +7 (7172) 70-21-00
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