Here you will find important tips and useful information for Kazakhstan.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
in euro (EUR)
Exchange cash into local currency outside larger urban areas
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
KZT 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ KZT 0.00 (07/2015)
The Travel Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
Credit cards accepted in large cities. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Each exchange of currency must be declared (see official declaration form).
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Money is to be exchanged only at official points such as banks and exchange offices.
US Dollars are preferred when using foreign currency to exchange for local currency (especially outside the cities).
+ 3-4 h in the West / + 5 h in the East
8 (wait for dialing tone) 10 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Astana, Microdistrict Chubary, Ul. Kosmonavtov 62
Tel:. +7 7172 97 98 92 / +7 7172 97 98 93
9.30 - 17.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Sat)
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 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
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.
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.
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