Summary

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. 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 on 10 July 2014. There’s a risk of further localised violence and border closures at any time.

There is a British Embassy in Bishkek. However, the British Embassy Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is responsible for providing consular assistance to British nationals in Kyrgyzstan. If you need consular assistance while you are in Kyrgyzstan, you should contact the consular section at the British Embassy Office, Almaty.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

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.