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Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked central Asian country bordered by Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China. Most people in Kyrgyzstan are Muslims.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Kyrgyzstan
Travelers to Kyrgyzstan require valid visas. Travelers holding passports from the USA, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Kazakhstan, European Union countries and Uzbekistan do not require any visas for travel to Kyrgyzstan. Travelers who require a visa can obtain them through embassies of Kyrgyzstan located worldwide. A valid passport and a return air ticket is a requirement for entry into Kyrgyzstan. An onward ticket from Kyrgyzstan, instead of a return ticket is also accepted.
Things/Items Allowed into Kyrgyzstan
Non-residents on a return or an outbound ticket to Kyrgyzstan will be required to fill out the customs declaration form upon their entry into Kyrgyzstan. Travelers can import without customs duty 1,000 sticks of individual cigarettes, 1.5 liters of alcohol and 2 liters of wine.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Kyrgyzstan
・Firearms and Ammunition
Things/Items Forbidden into Kyrgyzstan
Voice of Travelers to Kyrgyzstan
A round trip around Kyrgyzstan
While Kyrgyzstan was never on my travel list, my friend compelled me to take a round trip around Kyrgyzstan last summer. She was in love with Kyrgyzstan so I joined her. We travelled to Kyrgyzstan from Turkey, via Iran, as there are no direct flight to Kyrgyzstan from our country. The tour operator booked our ticket with Turkish Airlines. The aircraft to Tehran was rather old, however, the second aircarft after changing flights for Kyrgyzstan, was quite good. There were refreshments included in the price of the ticket. There was a mistake on our ticket in realtion to the time that the gate closed. This occured when we flew from Moscow to Kyrgyzstan and we missed the flight and had our ticket rebooked. However, we finally made it to Kyrgyzstan and the trip was great! I recommed Kyrgyzstan, especially if you are able to book a cheap ticket.
Attended a wedding in Kyrgyzstan
I had a close friend living in Kyrgyzstan, who was getting married. This was my chance to see Kyrgyzstan, so I decided to go and explore. I first went to a ticket agency and attempted to book a direct return ticket from Greece to Kyrgyzstan. I learned, however, that there was no such ticket available for Kyrgyzstan because there were no direct flight to Kyrgyzstan from Greece. Therfore, I had to buy a ticket with Aeroflot to Mosow, and another ticket with Air Kyrgyzstan from Moscow to Kyrgyzstan. This was the cheapest ticket option available with the ticket agency. The service on Kyrgyzstan was perfect on both flights to Kyrgyzstan, as well as on the way back from Kyrgyzstan to Moscow. I had to wait a long time in Moscow, however, food was included in the price of the ticket.
Kyrgyzstan Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What season should I visit Kyrgyzstan?
A. Most tourists visit Kyrgyzstan during the months of May through October because it is peak trekking season. The summers can be very hot and dry, while the winters are cold and there is heavy snowfall. Although it can depend on personal preference, we recommend travelers to visit Kyrgyzstan during early summer or early fall for more predictable and temperate climates.
Q. What are some of the highlights of Kyrgyzstan?
A. Kyrgyzstan is a beautiful country with many different attractions. There are many interesting cities in Kyrgyzstan, such as the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan also has a very interesting culture and stunning natural beauty, therefore visitors can experience everything from shopping to trekking.
Kyrgyzstan - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Manas International Airport ・Sheremetyevo International Airport (Moscow)
・Istanbul Ataturk Airport
・Dubai International Airport
Flight Routes to Kyrgyzstan
Direct flights to Kyrgyzstan are available from major cities in the Central Asian region, Russia, Turkey and China. Air Kyrgyzstan is the national carrier of Kyrgyzstan with flights to Russia, Uzbekistan, etc. A number of smaller airports in Kyrgyzstan operate domestic flights. Flying to Kyrgyzstan from other countries requires the purchase of a return ticket. An onward ticket to other destinations from Kyrgyzstan or in the region is also accepted.