Foreign travel advice
There is an underlying threat from terrorism. You should be vigilant in public places and follow any security advice from the local authorities. See Terrorism.
On 16 January 2017, a cargo plane crashed near Bishkek International (Manas) airport on the outskirts of the city. The airport is now open but there may be delays, you should contact your airline before travelling. See Air travel
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
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.