COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   11/21/2022 ***As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan Friday, November 18, 2022 Location: Nationwide Event: On Sunday, November 20, 2022, a snap presidential election will take place in Kazakhstan. U.S. government personnel have been advised to expect an increased presence of security forces around the city and may experience road closures and alternate traffic patterns throughout the …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan: Worldwide Caution

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida. Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 and had continued to urge his followers to attack …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan Thursday, January 6, 2022 Location:  Nationwide Event:  A state of emergency has been declared throughout Kazakhstan, and a nationwide curfew is in place between the hours of 11pm and 7am.  Expect security checkpoints, public transport disruptions, and limitations on travel throughout the country.   Clashes in Almaty between security forces and protesters have …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Location:  Nationwide Event: Protests continue in multiple cities throughout Kazakhstan. Continued heightened security presence is expected as well as public transport disruptions, intermittent internet network outages, and interruptions to electronic banking transactions. According to reports, clashes in Almaty between riot police and protesters have turned violent and crowds …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Kazakhstan December 16, 2021

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Kazakhstan Saturday, December 16, 2021 Location: Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, possibly other cities  Event: The opposition party Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK or DCK), which the Kazakhstani government has banned as an extremist group, is calling for demonstrations on December 16, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. to demand the resignation of Kazakhstan’s government, …

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Health Alert: U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

Health Alert: U.S. Mission Kazakhstan (6 December 2021) Location: Kazakhstan, countrywide  Event: On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing  requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United  States. Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any  individual coming to the United States must show …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

Location:  Kazakhstan Event:  Enroll in or update your information in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) The U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan is conducting an annual verification of STEP enrollments.  Please  log in  to your STEP account to verify that your profile, phone numbers, email address, travel dates, and location in Kazakhstan are up-to-date.  If you are not …

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Health Alert: US Mission Kazakhstan

Location: Worldwide:   Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

February 26, 2021 Location:  Nationwide Nur Sultan: “Zhastar” palace (Republic Avenue) from 1:00PM to 3:00PM Almaty: Gorky Park near the central entrance. Protesters are expected to march to Arbat then Panfilov and Zhibek Zholy streets from 1:00PM to 3:00PM Event:  Several political opposition groups have called for nationwide protests on Sunday, February 28.  Non-sanctioned demonstrations …

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Demonstration Alert. January 8, 2021

Location:  Nationwide Event:  Kazakhstan will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, January 10, 2021. While civil unrest and/or protests are rare, there were protests associated with the country’s last national vote, including some of the largest demonstrations Kazakhstan has seen in 20 years.  U.S. citizens should anticipate an increased presence of security forces around the country and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Mission Still Accepting Ballots!

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election but still have not dropped off your ballot, please know that we will continue to accept ballots until election day – November 3, 2020.    It is important to note that each state has its own set of deadlines, and unique requirements related to absentee ballots.  While …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By 

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee …

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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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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Change in Laws on Temporary Registration Requirement is not Applicable to Foreigners

As of January 1, 2017, all Kazakhstani citizens who reside at a certain place for one month or longer are required to obtain temporary registration for that location. According to the Migration Police in Astana, this requirement does not apply to foreigners in Kazakhstan. The procedures for registration of foreigners remain unchanged. Foreigners in Kazakhstan …

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