Kazakhstan Lifts COVID Land Border Restrictions with Russia, Kyrgyzstan, And Uzbekistan

The government of Kazakhstan on Monday lifted its border restrictions with Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, ending curbs on nonessential travelers in place from March 2020 in order to tame the COVID-19 pandemic.

The restrictions were lifted as of April 11 for Kazakh and foreign citizens, as well as for individuals without citizenship, for crossing Kazakhstan’s state border with these three countries, akipress reported.

The decision was taken by Kazakhstan’s state agency for the prevention of the coronavirus on April 6, the outlet added.

However, having a valid certificate proving a negative test result for COVID-19 or a vaccination certificate is a must for every individual entering Kazakhstan, according to the agency.

The reopening of land border crossing is welcoming news from those people, especially the migrant workers from Central Asia, who travel to Russia for seasonal work. The migrants had to pay costly air tricks to travel to Russia.

Russia lifted COVID-19 related restrictions at its land border crossings with Kazakhstan as of March 30.

Kazakhstan officially has 1,305,304 COVID-19 cases, while 13,660 patients lost their lives to the virus and 1,290,528 others fully recovered and discharged from hospitals since the outbreak of the virus started in the country nearly three years ago.

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