Foreign travel advice



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

With the exception of Air Astana, all Kazakh airlines are refused permission to operate services to the EU because they do not comply with internationally accepted safety requirements. See Air Travel

British passport holders can travel to Kazakhstan without a visa, provided your stay does not exceed 15 days. If you wish to stay longer than 15 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 

There is a general threat from terrorism. See terrorism Terrorism

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.