Here you will find important tips and useful information for Kyrgyzstan.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
in US dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
KGS 100 = ~ CHF 1.18 ; CHF 1 = ~ KGS 84.05 (09/2022)
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Travelers are advised to take cash in USD to change into the local currency.
US dollar bills are only accepted in absolutely perfect condition (do not fold bills!)
+ 4 h
Russian and English
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Bishkek, 144 Panfilov Street
Tel. +996 312 66 64 80 / +996 312 66 64 81 / +996 312 66 64 82 / +996 312 66 64 83 / +996 312 66 64 84
9.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Sat)
Rental cars available only with driver.
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.
Travel to the border areas with Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan and China not advised.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.
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 military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Kyrgyzstan is a predominantly Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
Passport still valid 3 months after expiration of visa, visa, return or onward travel ticket as well as proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 1 month.
Tourists must register at their destination.These formalities are settled by the hotel for package travel.
Travelers are advised to carry with them their passport or a photocopy thereof (must include page with visa).
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