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Kyrgyzstan is in Central Asia. It is a landlocked country bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. The capital is Bishkek.
Kyrgyzstan has amazing mountain lakes, great hospitality, and beautiful sunsets. Its natural beauty is clear to see by the country’s spacious pastures and shepherd dwellings. Travelers will find most of the attractions in Kyrgyzstan are rural and high in altitude.
When travelers explore the sites, they should experience Lake Song-Kol, Alay Valley and Arelanbob. These places are perfect for the nature lover inside you.
Whether you enjoy the natural settings of Kyrgyzstan or the history and culture, you’ll find everything you’ll need.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Kyrgyzstan. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Kyrgyzstan: 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.
Cholera cases have been reported in Kyrgyzstan, but the risk is low for travelers to be infected. Cholera vaccination for relief workers or health care professionals are high risk. It is also recommended for people who don’t have access to medical care in these professions.
A visa is not required for stays under 60 days. A valid passport is essential for visiting Kyrgyzstan. The passport needs to be valid up to 3 months from the date of entering Kyrgyzstan. A full blank page must be available if you are thinking about applying for a visa.
Travelers visiting for religious purposes must include this information on their visa application. People involved in missionary work have to get a work visa and register with the Office of Religious Affairs. You can’t be involved in any religious activity on a tourist visa because it is illegal.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
It is sunny most of the time in Kyrgyzstan. There is hardly any rainfall, but the west wind does bring heavy rains and snowfall. The ideal time to visit Kyrgyzstan is between May and October.
The winter is impacted by the arctic winds of Siberia and the Arctic Ocean. This can result in precipitation and snowfall. During this season you can see frequent fogs and drizzling rains. The precipitation often comes on suddenly. The south has cyclones that are come from the Mediterranean Sea.
The thermal zones in Kyrgyzstan experience changes. Spring is short and begins in late February. Summer lasts from May to September with highs reaching over 100. In high altitudes it’s very cool with even colder nights. Autumn arrives late with the autumn air lasting until December. Winter can getbe below zero.
While it’s currently stable in Kyrgyzstan, there is potential for civil unrest because of the political and ethnic tension. There is especially potential in the south end southwest area of the country. Demonstrations are known to happen, especially in the capital Bishkek. Avoid demonstrations, political rallies, and gatherings as these can turn violent.
Robberies and mugging happen by hotels, public transportation, and other areas with foreigners. Do not travel alone at night. Only use reputable taxi services as scams are common.
Kyrgyzstan is a beautiful country with many attractions travelers can enjoy. Mount Sulaiman Too is a famous mountain in the southern city of Osh. Those of the Islamic faith know the mountain as a sacred place.
The area has a large museum that includes many historical sites and two 16th century mosques. They will also see many petroglyphs of humans, animals, and geometric shapes as well as a medieval bath. There are 17 places to worship. This site is a place where history and culture come together.
When you prepare for travel to Kyrgyzstan, there are some things you need to take with you on your trip.
All Americans visiting Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Bishkek
171 Prospect Mira
Bishkek 720016 Kyrgyz Republic
Telephone: +996 312 597 000
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