Uzbekistan Urges Citizens to Heed Entry Regulations for Kazakhstan Travel

On May 8, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan issued an important advisory to Uzbek citizens intending to travel to Kazakhstan. The notice, publicized on the official website of the Foreign Ministry, emphasizes crucial updates regarding entry procedures into Kazakhstan.

In light of recent alterations to entry regulations in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan strongly advises Uzbek nationals to ensure they possess all requisite documentation when entering and departing Kazakhstan.

Furthermore, it is imperative for travelers to confirm in advance, prior to crossing either the Uzbek-Kazakh or Russian-Kazakh borders, that there are no impediments to entry not only into Kazakhstan but also into the Russian Federation. This advisory stems from a bilateral agreement between Russia and Kazakhstan concerning the mutual recognition and enforcement of court decisions in administrative and criminal matters. Under this agreement, Kazakh authorities scrutinize potential violations of Russian legislation, encompassing migration issues and unpaid fines.

Should any infractions or outstanding fines be uncovered during a stay in Russia, Kazakh authorities retain the right to prohibit entry into or exit from the country for Uzbek citizens.

To preempt any potential complications related to entry or exit from Kazakhstan, Uzbek citizens are urged to proactively verify any entry restrictions into the Russian Federation via an online form available on the official website of the Main Directorate for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in the “Services” section.

It is noteworthy that a day prior (May 7), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan issued a similar caution regarding heightened security measures at Kazakh airports.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that citizens of Tajikistan ensure they have all necessary documents before embarking on travel to Kazakhstan,” the statement from the Tajik foreign ministry conveyed.




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