COVID-19 Information

Last updated: September 9, 2020 Country-Specific Information:  Due to the health risks associated with COVID-19, the Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel for Kazakhstan.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 COVID-19 Outbreak Notice for Kazakhstan. The Kazakhstani Ministry of Health has confirmed 106,498 cases of COVID-19 in the country as of September 9, 2020.  U.S. citizens are …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

Location:  Multiple cities Event:  Nationwide demonstrations on Friday, September 25, 2020 Demonstrations have been called for on Friday, September 25, 2020 beginning at 7 P.M. in the following locations: In Nur-Sultan from Trading House “Zhannur” on Abay Avenue; Aulie Khan street up to Kenesary street till Republic Avenue and along the Avenue to Trade House Esil; …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Reminder for Americans Abroad

 With election day fast approaching, we wish to remind U.S. citizens to take the necessary steps to vote.  With some three million American voters living overseas, absentee ballots truly have an impact.  Read on to familiarize yourself with how to make your voice heard this November.  Please note that although the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan …

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Travel Advisory: Kazakhstan

U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan This message is distributed to you via the Message system of the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan – Level 4: Do Not Travel  Do not travel to Kazakhstan due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Kazakhstan due to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan (July 30, 2020)  

Location:  Kazakhstan Event:  COVID-19 and Travel Update U.S. citizens are urged to enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive alerts from the Embassy and Consulate. Ensure you have added a trip to Kazakhstan on your profile to receive pertinent updates. We are sending this message on a weekly basis. We will continue to use this platform to …

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July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Almaty (February 8, 2020)

Location: Masanchi village Event: Media is reporting ethnic violence between Kazakhs and Dungans in the village of Masanchi near the Kazakh/Kyrgyz border, 140km west of Almaty by air (250km via normally traveled roads). The violence included physical altercations, shooting, and residences set on fire. As a result of the violence overnight, the Government of Kazakhstan …

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VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan July 6, 2019

Political protests are expected to take place in several cities throughout Kazakhstan on the evening of Saturday July 6, 2019, beginning at approximately 19:00.  Announced gathering points include the following locations: Republic Square in Nur-Sultan Akimat building in Aktobe Central Stadium in Almaty Kurmangazy Square in Atyrau Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

June 12, 2019 As demonstrations and other security incidents often take place with little or no warning, U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad. We encourage U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan to take the following actions: Monitor local news reports in …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan June 12, 2019 As demonstrations and other security incidents often take place with little or no warning, U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad. We encourage U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan to take the following …

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December 5, 2018 – National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush

Message for U.S. Citizens:  National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush   U.S. Embassy and Consulate Closure on Wednesday, December 5, 2018   As the nation mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Meningococcal Infection in Almaty

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan alerts U.S. citizens regarding recent cases of meningococcal infection in Almaty. There have been a total of 15 confirmed cases of meningococcal infection in Almaty. The number is higher than usual but is not considered an outbreak. Medical practitioners do not recommend any additional measures except practicing good hygiene, which …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 form …

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Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in upcoming primary elections!

Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in upcoming primary elections! Register now and request your absentee ballots at FVAP.gov. Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate …

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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

U.S. Mission, Kazakhstan Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as …

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