Alert: Kyrgyzstan Departure Options via Dubai and Istanbul

FlyDubai: Flights July 10, 17, 24, 31 to Dubai  FlyDubai has announced they will have a limited number of flights departing Bishkek for Dubai on July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31. These are commercially operated flights and tickets may be booked directly with FlyDubai. Please check official Emirati government sources for any testing or visa requirements for transit …

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COVID-19 Kyrgyzstan Update July 6

Medical Resources Local medical services in Bishkek are overwhelmed.  Hospital beds are unavailable and doctors and nurses are in short supply.  This is true for both COVID and non-COVID medical care. American Citizens should keep this in mind, continue to shelter in place as much as possible, and wear masks and practice social distancing whenever …

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COVID-19 Kyrgyzstan Update

COVID 19 infection numbers continue to rise in Kyrgyzstan. The government reports 526 new infections today. To date, Kyrgyzstan reports 6,261 COVID-19 infections. 66 people have died and 2,530 have recovered. Government Actions As of July 2, the following rules and limitations are in place for Bishkek: Public transport (trolleys, marshrutkas, buses) will run from …

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COVID-19 Kyrgyzstan Update

COVID-19 Kyrgyzstan Update June 26 COVID 19 infection numbers continue to rise in Kyrgyzstan.  The government reports 250 new infections today.  To date, Kyrgyzstan reports 4,204 COVID-19 infections.  43 people have died and 2,162 have recovered. Government Actions The government has announced that it is not yet necessary to return to a State of Emergency.  …

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Update on COVID-19 situation in the Kyrgyz Republic

View U.S. Embassy Bishkek’s most recent health and security alerts here . Medical Resources Local medical services in Bishkek are overwhelmed.  Hospital beds are unavailable and doctors and nurses are in short supply.  This is true for both COVID and non-COVID medical care. American Citizens should keep this in mind, continue to shelter in place as …

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COVID-19 Kyrgyzstan Update

Kyrgyzstan has seen it highest number of new cases today, June 22 – 205.  To date, Kyrgyzstan reports 3,356 COVID-19 infections.  40 people have died and 2,021 have recovered. Commercial Air Service Resumption Suspended Despite earlier reports, at this time regular commercial flights are not allowed by the Republican Headquarters due to the lack of …

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Health Alert

View U.S. Embassy Bishkek’s most recent health and security alerts here .  Resumption of Commercial Air Service The Kyrgyz Republic Civil Aviation Authority and Manas Airport have announced that limited commercial air service will resume on June 15, 2020.  Turkish Airlines plans to resume service on June 22, 2020 and both Aeroflot Airlines and FlyDubai also …

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Resumption of Commercial Air Service

The Kyrgyz Republic Civil Aviation Authority and Manas Airport have announced that limited commercial air service will resume on June 15, 2020.  Turkish Airlines plans to resume service on June 22, 2020 and both Aeroflot Airlines and FlyDubai also intend to resume flights in June.  Please monitor the individual airlines websites or contact the airlines …

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Covid-19 Update May 27

To date, Kyrgyzstan reports 1,520 COVID-19 infections. 16 people have died and 1,015 have recovered. Kyrgyz Visa and Registration Update The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Registration Service have confirmed to the embassy that foreign citizens who need to extend their registration to stay in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic will have …

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Covid-19 Update May 20

To date, Kyrgyzstan reports 1,270 COVID-19 infections. 14 people have died and 910 have recovered. Emergency Situation and Planned Re-Opening While the State of Emergency ended on May 11, Kyrgyzstan is still officially in an emergency situation and restrictions on certain activities remain. Checkpoints outside of Bishkek and other major cities are keeping tight controls …

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COVID-19 Kyrgyzstan Update May 4

Kyrgyz Visa and Registration Update On April 30, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic announced that foreigners may remain in the Kyrgyz Republic until June 1, 2020 without requiring an exit visa. U.S. citizens whose visas or registration are expired will not be required to pay a fine or obtain an exit visa upon departure …

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COVID-19 Kyrgyzstan Update April 27

State of Emergency The Ministry of Health confirmed 695 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Of those, 395 people have recovered and eight have died. As a reminder, the State of Emergency has been extended until April 30. The government has made no announcement yet about what happens after April 30. We remind American citizens …

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COVID-19 Kyrgyzstan Update April 21

COVID-19 Kyrgyzstan Update April 21 State of Emergency The Ministry of Health confirmed 590 cases of COVID-19 in the country. As a reminder, the State of Emergency has been extended until April 30. We remind American citizens to abide by the State of Emergency restrictions and to obey orders from Kyrgyz law enforcement. Curfew hours …

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Charter Flight Reminder

Charter Flight Availability April 20 The Department of State has arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens,  U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents and other qualified travelers departing on April 20 from Manas International Airport. Expected arrival time to Washington DC Dulles Airport will be 16:30 EDT on April 21.   Seats are still available on …

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Charter Flight Departure & COVID-19 Update April 13

Charter Flight Availability April 19 The Department of State has arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens,  U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents and other qualified travelers departing the morning of April 19 from Manas International Airport. Exact departure time and routing are subject to change.   Seats are still available on this flight.  Reservation confirmations were …

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Event: Change in Flight Departure Date from April 12 to April 19

The Department of State has arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing the morning of April 19 (please note the date change) from Manas International Airport. Exact departure time and routing are subject to change. The anticipated routing is Bishkek-Dushanbe-Kabul-Dubai-Addis Ababa-Washington Dulles International Airport. All passengers will need …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Leaving Bishkek on April 12 to the United States

Event:  April 12 Charter Flight Subject: Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Leaving Bishkek on April 12 to the United States The Department of State has arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing April 12 from Manas International Airport. Exact departure time and routing are subject to change. …

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Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Update

April 6, 2020 Gauging Interest in a Charter Departure Flight In an effort to contain the virus, Kyrgyz authorities have suspended commercial air travel and closed the borders and airport in Kyrgyzstan. The Department of State is exploring options for and interest in a potential evacuation flight for American citizens. Such a flight, if it …

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Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Update

April 3, 2020 State of Emergency The Ministry of Health confirmed 130 cases of COVID-19 in the country and one death. We remind American citizens to abide by the State of Emergency restrictions and to obey orders from Kyrgyz law enforcement. A curfew remains in place from 8pm to 7am. Outside of curfew hours, residents …

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COVID-19 Health Alert April 2

Event:  Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Update April 2 Update on State of Emergency The Ministry of Health confirmed 116 cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government of the Kyrgyz Republic has implemented new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. As announced on March 31, the new State of Emergency restrictions include: Bishkek residents will …

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COVID-19 Health Alert April 1

Event:  Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Update April 1 Update on State of Emergency The Ministry of Health confirmed 111 cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government of the Kyrgyz Republic has implemented new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. As announced on March 31, the new State of Emergency restrictions include: Bishkek residents will …

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COVID-19 Health Alert March 31

Event:  Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Update March 31 Update on State of Emergency The Ministry of Health confirmed 107 cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government of the Kyrgyz Republic has implemented new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. As announced on March 31, the new State of Emergency restrictions include: You may only …

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COVID-19 Health Alert March 29

Event:  Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Update March 29 Kyrgyz Visa Update On March 28, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic announced that foreigners may remain in the Kyrgyz Republic until May 1, 2020 without requiring an exit visa. U.S. citizens whose visas are expired will not be required to pay a fine or obtain an exit …

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COVID-19 Health Alert March 28

Event:  Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Update March 28 Departure Flights As of March 28, Aeroflot Airlines will no longer allow foreign (non-Russian) citizens to travel from a foreign country and transit via Russia on to another destination. Therefore, U.S. citizens will not be able to fly from Bishkek via Moscow and onwards to the United States. …

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COVID-19 Health Alert March 27

Event:  Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Update March 27 Departure Flight Options U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with a travel agent to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. Local travel agents and companies are having better success in making flight reservations than individuals trying to work …

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Health Alert –U.S. Embassy Bishkek March 26, 2020

Location: Kyrgyzstan Event:  Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Update State of Emergency On March 24, The government of Kyrgyzstan announced a State of Emergency in the cities of Bishkek, Osh, and Jalal-Abad, Nookat and Kara-Suu Districts of Osh Oblast, and in the Suzak District of Jalal-Abad Oblast for the period from 08.00 a.m. on March 25 to …

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Health Alert –U.S. Embassy Bishkek March 21, 2020

Location: Kyrgyzstan Event:  Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Update The Kyrgyz Ministry of Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan. The government of the Kyrgyz Republic has barred the entry of all foreign nationals to the Kyrgyz Republic.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with a travel agent to …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Update on COVID-19 situation in the Kyrgyz Republic

Location:  Kyrgyzstan Event: Update on COVID-19 situation in the Kyrgyz Republic On March 17 the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic announced that they are barring the entry of all foreign nationals to the Kyrgyz Republic.  In addition, U.S. Embassy, Bishkek has received reports that several airlines are reducing or eliminating service to the Kyrgyz Republic and …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Bishkek

Location:  Kyrgyzstan Event:  Update on Government of the Kyrgyz Republic response to COVID-19 There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Kyrgyz Republic. However, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to change with …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bishkek

January 8, 2020 Location: Kyrgyzstan Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Subject: Restored stability in Koy Tash village and Bishkek downtown area Location:   Koy Tash and Central Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Event:  U.S. Embassy Bishkek has lifted restrictions of travel in and around the village of Koy Tash and throughout the downtown area of Bishkek for U.S. citizens and government personnel, following the arrest of former President Atambaev …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Subject: Ongoing unrest and demonstrations Location: Central Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Event:  There is a likelihood that demonstrations that began overnight on August 8 may continue over the weekend.  Groups protesting the arrest of former president Atambayev, independent citizen groups protecting residences and businesses, as well as law enforcement troops were involved in clashes in downtown Bishkek …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Subject: Law enforcement operation and unrest at the residence compound of Former President Atambayev Location: Village of Koy Tash, Kyrgyzstan Event:  Overnight on August 7 Kyrgyz government forces entered the residence compound of former president Atambayev, located in the village of Koy Tash outside of Bishkek in an attempt to detain him.  Violence, including shooting …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Subject:  Public Rally on Wednesday July 3, 2019   Location:   Media Forum building on Shabdan Baatyr St., Bishkek   Event:  Kyrgyz press is reporting that a public rally will take place on Wednesday July 3, 2019. The rally is expected to take place outside of the Media Forum/Mediagruppa Yevropa building and SDPK headquarters at 4B …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Subject: Large crowds gathering at the residence compound of Former President Atambayev   Location:   Village of Koy Tash, Kyrgyzstan   Event: Kyrgyz press is reporting that preparations are being made to receive large crowds at the residence compound of former president Atambayev, located in the village of Koy Tash outside of Bishkek.  Press reports this …

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