From the 9th till the 18th of December the city of Nur-Sultan has been in the "red" zone of the spread of COVID-19 - the city has introduced strict restrictive measures again. However, from the 19th of December, it has moved to the "green" zone of the COVID-19 spread, meaning that the city is in a relatively "safe" state, and restrictive measures have been eased, but the basic requirements must be held (wearing masks, keeping social distance, using antiseptics to disinfect hands and surfaces, and saving 60/40 proportion in the workplaces).
There are several rules applied to the entry on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
According to the decision of the Interdepartmental Commission, the entry procedure for foreign permanent residence holders and foreign family members of permanent residents and citizens may only cross the border once every 90 days (versus the earlier term of every 30 days). The family members must provide documentary evidence of the family ties (for example marriage and birth certificates).
In addition, Kazakhstan has extended the suspension of the visa-free regime for citizens of 57 countries until the 1st of May, 2021. The suspension of a 72-hour visa-free stay in the territory of Kazakhstan for transit passengers from China and India was extended until January 1, 2021, as well.
Effective October 6, 2020, the Government of Kazakhstan is requiring foreign travelers arriving in Kazakhstan to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test with results dated no more than three days prior to their entry to Kazakhstan. If they are unable to provide negative PCR test results, they will be denied entry. In addition, each traveler must undergo a temperature check and fill out a questionnaire on prior travel, potential COVID-19 exposure, and contact information.
Finally taking into account the level of the epidemiological situation and the recommendations of the Ministry of Health dated by 10 December 2020, the Interdepartmental Commission decided to reduce the number of regular flights between Kazakhstan and Turkey from 20 to 10 times a week.
Flights will be operated in strict compliance with the sanitary and epidemiological requirements of both countries and following the new schedule published on the airline's websites. You can also clarify changes in the flight schedule at the airlines help desks or at the place of purchase of tickets.