Kazakhstan Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Kazakhstan Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Kazakhstan, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Kazakhstan is particularly attractive to nature lovers who want to experience something a little different. Nestled in the north of Central Asia, with its diverse and incredibly beautiful landscapes. You can practice a range of activities on crystalline lakes, canyons, glaciers, snow-capped peaks, forests, and sandy deserts. Keen athletes will have access to the towering peaks of Tian Shan and Altai. Hikers, for their part, will be able to cross the vast steppes harbouring incredible fauna. Other activities include Ice skating, camping, trekking, fishing or skiing. One thing is for sure: the histories, legends and mythologies of this land will be forever be engraved in your memory.

Make sure you know about Kazakhstan’s medical care and safety and security tips.
Kazakhstan’s landscape By User:Wassily – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1396998

Recommended travel vaccinations for Kazakhstan

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Kazakhstan

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Kazakhstan


Medical Care in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is currently in bad shape with regards to its medical services, because it’s the victim of a number of human and natural disasters. The national health system stems from the Soviet period and is currently experiencing shortages of drugs and medical staff, and flaws in health information and service provision. However, despite these drawbacks, the care offered is completely free. Although most hospitals are public, foreigners are able to access private centers with a higher quality of care such as International SOS Clinic or the VIP Hospital in Almaty. These are both equipped with 24-hour emergency rooms.

Be aware that drugs are in low supply in Kazakhstan, and so it is vital to take your emergency medical kit with you.

In order, dial 112 for emergency assistance.

Is Kazakhstan Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Violent crimes against foreigners can occur
Terrorism Risk present; Stay informed with the Government system alert
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Do not drive after dark; Road signs are in Cyrillic alphabet
Public transportation Only use official taxis and do not allow other passengers
Spiked food and drinks Never leave your drinks or food unattended
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Kazakhstan?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Kazakhstan for trips under 30 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

Please note that some areas required specific visas to visit them.

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Embassy of Canada to Kazakhstan information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Kazakhstan
Street Address:
Kabanbay, Batyr Street 13/1,
Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan

Tel.: 7 (7172) 475 577
Fax: 7 (7172) 475 587

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website