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From May 1, 2022, entry into the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic is allowed without a negative PCR test and vaccination certificate.

Kyrgyzstan is in the green zone in terms of the spread of Covid-19. No self-isolation is required upon arrival.

Nevertheless, there are many public and private clinics and medical centers accredited by WHO in Bishkek and other cities,
where you can take a PCR test and get a relevant certificate.

There is currently no curfew or travel ban across the country. Public and regional transport operates as usual in the republic.
The state of emergency was lifted by the Parliament. Most hotels, restaurants and shops are also open as usual.

How to get to Kyrgyzstan?

By Plane ✈️

The main airport of the Kyrgyz Republic is located 23 kilometers from Bishkek in the north of the country. Manas International Airport annually serves more than 3.5 million people from all over the world. Direct air transportation routes cover the countries of the CIS, Asia
and the Middle East.

Airports in the cities of Osh, Batken and Karakol, as well as in Tamchy village in Issyk-Kul region also have the status of international ones.

At least 16 airlines operate regular flights to the Kyrgyz Republic now: 3 Kyrgyz and 13 foreign from 26 cities around the world. Many charter flights are available in the summer season.

By Train🚆

You can come to the capital of Kyrgyzstan by train from Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

The railroad to Kyrgyzstan from Russia and Uzbekistan runs through the steppes and cities of Kazakhstan.
Therefore, when traveling by train, a certificate with a negative test result for COVID-19 is required, which was taken within the last 72 hours. It is also necessary to use mobile application “Travel without COVID-19”.

There are no Covid-19 restrictions for entry into Kyrgyzstan.

Schedule of trains arriving and departing from Bishkek is available at the link 

By Car, Bus 🚗

The cities of Kyrgyzstan, both in the north and in the south, have a constant highroad service with the neighboring countries. In addition, regular buses and taxis run to border settlements and major cities of the country from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia.

The state border of Kyrgyzstan will have to be crossed on foot at the checkpoints.

Where to stay

Local hostels, guest houses, 5 stars worldwide known hotels are available to travelers in the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic - Bishkek and other large Kyrgyz cities like Osh or Karakol, and on the northern shore of Issyk Kul. There are some international chains like Hyatt, Novotel and Sheraton but also there are some domestic 4 and 5 stars that are of good quality as well.

3 stars hotels and guest houses (small private hotels) can be found in bigger and smaller towns and some villages. Good solution for small private groups and those who want to travel to remote places.   they are usually very cozy and have their own style.

But the best way to get closer to the culture and tradition of the country is to spend one nightin a yurt camp. There are modern yurt camps that allow one to stay with comfort and experience the whole beauty of the nomadic culture.
All the camps arelocated at nomadic summer pastures and are nicely decorated, have modern beds, and electricity. It presents to anyone a chance to not just enjoy stunningviews of nature as well as to be a part of the real nomadic way of life stayingin comfortable conditions.

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Public transport 🚌

Buses, trolleybuses and minibuses run along the streets of Bishkek and its suburbs. If wished, you can take a taxi from your home. In other cities, public transport system is poorly developed, its function is performed by minibuses and private taxis. Several trolleybuses run along the central street in Naryn city.

Railway 🛤️

The country's railway network consists of isolated dead-end lines. Separate lines link the north of Kyrgyzstan with the railways of Kazakhstan. Other railway lines connect the southern regions of the republic with the railway network of Uzbekistan. They run through the southwestern districts of the Kyrgyz Republic, connecting its settlements with Fergana region.
You can also travel from Bishkek to Rybachye station in the city of Balykchy, Issyk-Kul region by train.

Auto rental 🚗

If you know where to go, know the road or are good in reading the maps and don't want to share space with a stranger, you can always rent a car. A car can be rented quite quickly in Kyrgyzstan, moreover, it can be done online and you will be driving in an hour
Those who like to go out of town to nature can always rent an SUV and go to the mountains. The road from Bishkek to the nearest mountains will take not more than half an hour.

Eco transport ♻️

Those who do not like spending hours in traffic jams can rent a bicycle or an electric scooter in Bishkek and Osh cities for quite reasonable money.

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