Travel advice for Kazakhstan.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Kazakhstan.

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Travel money:

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • Exchange cash into local currency outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

Tenge KZT

Currency exchange rate

KZT 100 = ~ CHF 0.20 ; CHF 1 = ~ KZT 492.50 (09/2022)

Further Information

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 3-4 h in the West / + 5 h in the East

National language

Official language

Kazakh

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Astana

Country code for calling Switzerland

8 (wait for dialing tone) 10 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, proof of hotel accommodation, return or onward travel ticket and sufficient funds for stays up to 1 month.
Travelers must register within 5 days upon arrival. These formalities are settled by the hotel for package travel.

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Astana, Microdistrict Chubary, Ul. Kosmonavtov 62
Tel:. +7 7172 97 98 92 / +7 7172 97 98 93

Opening hours

Banks

9.30 - 17.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if accompanied by a certified russian translation. Otherwise international driver's license required.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Minimum risk of malaria.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • It is advisable to visit the country only as part of an organized group.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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