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 have been reduced. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am.
- Outside of curfew hours, residents may leave their homes only to obtain groceries or medical care or to visit a pharmacy or bank.
- You are required to carry a form of identification, proof of residence and local registration, and a written routing form. The routing form must include your full name, phone number, reason for being outside, home address and time of departure, and destination address and time of return.
- Bishkek residents will be fined 1000 KGS for being in public places without masks.
- You may only go to work if your organization is included in the list of companies allowed to work during the state of emergency.
- You can make trips for groceries and medications only within 1.5 km of your home.
- Dog walking only permitted within 100 meters of your residence.
- Gatherings larger than 3 people (not including families) have been banned.
- No minors are allowed outside without adult supervision.
- Work of companies not providing essential support services is suspended
Kazakhstan Temporarily Suspends Visa-free Travel
The Kazakhstani Government has suspended a previous decree which had allowed citizens of the United States, as well as some other countries, to enter and stay in Kazakhstan for 30 days visa-free. This suspension is in place until November 1. While the border between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan is currently closed for all passenger transit, this could have consequences once international travel resumes. U.S. citizens will not be able to travel into Kazakhstan, or transit through, without a visa.
A charter flight for American citizens and other qualified travelers successfully left Kyrgyzstan on April 20. This was likely to be the last opportunity to depart Kyrgyzstan until commercial flights resume. U.S. citizens who remain in Kyrgyzstan should prepare to shelter in place until normal commercial flight routes resume.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.
- For the most recent 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 the latest information. ·
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in the Kyrgyz Republic.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- U.S. Embassy Bishkek
- 171 Prospect Mira
Telephone: +(996)(312) 597-000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(996)(312) 597-733
Fax: +(996)(312) 597-744
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