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Health Alert: U.S. Mission Kazakhstan
December 6, 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 a negative pre departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their  flight to the United States. You must show your negative result to  the airline before you board your flight.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel  with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive  COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days  before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter  from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating  that you were cleared to travel).

These requirements are for all air passengers two years of age or  older boarding a flight from a foreign country to the United States.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.  • For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for country specific information related to COVID-19.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions, including potential COVID vaccine  or testing requirements for countries you are transiting  through.
  • Visit the U.S. Embassy Kazakhstan webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Kazakhstan.