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Terrorist attacks in Kyrgyzstan can’t be ruled out. You should be vigilant in public places and follow security advice from the local authorities. See Terrorism.

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 skirmishes along the disputed Kyrgyz-Tajik border. There were clashes between Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards and civilians in June 2018 and there have been a number of security incidents in 2019. Previous incidents have involved firearms. There’s a risk of further localised violence and border closures at any time. You should remain vigilant in border areas and check local media reports before you travel.

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

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.