Essential Information

Enjoy Visa Free Travel to Kazakhstan

Citizens of Georgia**, Ukraine**, Argentina*, Brazil*, Serbia*, Turkey*, Mongolia**, Ecuador* and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), namely Azerbaijan*, Armenia**, Belarus**, Kyrgyzstan**, Moldovia**, Russia**, Tajikistan*, and Uzbekistan* do not need an entry visa to Kazakhstan.

* Entry without a visa is restricted to 30 days.
** Entry without a visa is restricted to 90 days.

The citizens of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA may enter the territory of the country with all types of valid passports for a stay for up to 30 days. The citizens of Hong Kong SAR can enter Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 14 days. The 72-hour transit visa free regime is open till 31 December 2019 for the citizens of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India, transiting on Air Astana flights through the international airports of Almaty and Nur-Sultan to a third country or returning from a third country.

This welcome change makes life much simpler for both business and leisure travellers. It opens up this beautiful country to you whether you wish to take a holiday entirely devoted to Kazakhstan, or are looking for an interesting and enjoyable experience en-route to your final destination.

If you want to visit Kazakhstan en-route to your end destination, you can book your entire itinerary using our new search tool. We’ll find the best itinerary for you easily and quickly. On top of that why not stop off in Almaty and Nur-Sultan using the Air Astana Stopover Program?

When visiting Kazakhstan or transiting via Nur-Sultan or Almaty, you will have the Air Astana network of wonderful destinations at your fingertips. Air Astana’s Stopover prices start from US$1 for the first night and US$65 for additional nights (transfers, room and breakfast). 

So next time you book your trip to Asia, Europe or to a destination within the CIS, please remember that no visas are required for a stopover in Kazakhstan, and Air Astana’s Stopover packages offer you a wide and flexible choice of ground arrangements.

Please pay attention that if your stopover in Almaty or Nur-Sultan is less than 24 hours and you want to leave the airport, you must not enter the transit zone but should proceed with the customs control immediately.