Security Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

Location:  Nationwide

Event:  The U.S. government raised the Travel Advisory for Kazakhstan recently to reflect level 4, “Do Not Travel” due to civil unrest, in addition to Level 4 for COVID-19.  U.S. citizens are reminded that a nationwide curfew remains in place in Kazakhstan from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Almaty’s curfew is in place from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  In other cities, an extended curfew may begin as early as 7 p.m.  Please check carefully for restrictions in your locale.

The airport in Almaty has been closed since January 2; however, the Almaty train station is now open and operating trains to Nur-Sultan.  From Nur-Sultan it is possible to secure follow-on commercial flight opportunities.  The U.S. government urges U.S. citizens interested in departing Kazakhstan to use this option as their primary means of departing Almaty and Kazakhstan.  We will continue to advise U.S. citizens if/when commercial air travel options to depart the country become available from Almaty.

For Assistance:  The U.S. Embassy is located at Rakhymzhan Koskharbayev Ave., No. 3, Nur-Sultan 010010.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy is +7 7172 70 22 00.

The U.S. Consulate General Almaty has temporarily cancelled routine consular services. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Consulate General is 8 777 0072359.

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