There are about 35 international and regional airports in Kazakhstan. The largest of them: in Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), in Almaty, in Aktau, in Shymkent, in Karaganda, in Atyrau, in Ust-Kamenogorsk and in Aktyubinsk.
The airports of Nursultan (formerly Astana) and Almaty were one of the first to operate, which, in addition to domestic flights, operates international flights on a regular basis and cooperates with such companies as Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Etihad, Aeroflot, Uzbekistan Airways, Air China, China Southern , WIZZ AIR, BELAVIA, LOT, AtlasGlobal, FlyDubai, S7 Airlines, FinnAir.
In addition to domestic flights, Aktau Airport also operates flights to Moscow - Vnukovo, Baku, Krasnodar, Makhachkala, Istanbul, Tbilisi
Shymkent Airport - to Novosibirsk, Moscow - Vnukovo, Istanbul
Karaganda Airport - to Novosibirsk
Atyrau Airport - to Amsterdam, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Karaganda Airport - to Moscow-Zhukovsky, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk
Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport - to Moscow, Novosibirsk
Aktyubinsk Airport - to Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Antalya, Xinzheng, Baku
Free import by persons of 18 years and older of:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 200 grams of tobacco products;
- 3 liters of alcoholic beverages or wine;
- a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use;
- goods up to an amount of EUR 1,500.- for personal use only and weighing less than 50 kilograms.
Should the value or weight allowances be exceeded by residents or foreign nationals, this should be reported to customs and the appropriate forms should be completed. Goods declared on this form must be taken back out of the country on departure by all visitors;
- goods for personal use: clothing, toilet articles, personal jewellery, cameras, portable projection devices, video cameras, limited amount of films and accessories, portable music instruments, portable record players, portable recording and replaying equipment, portable radios, portable TV sets, portable typewriters, portable calculators, portable personal computers, binoculars, perambulators, wheelchairs, sports equipment, portable medical equipment and other goods obviously intended for personal use.
Additional Information on regulations:
Import is permitted if goods are intended for personal use and the use of the goods is not connected with making profit in any form.
A customs declaration, which will be filled out on entry of Kazakhstan, or any other C.I.S. country must be kept carefully. When leaving Kazakhstan or any other C.I.S. country on an international flight, this declaration has to be handed over. When traveling to other C.I.S. countries (except Turkmenistan) there will be no customs control. This will take place when leaving the other C.I.S. country on an international flight.
Food products are allowed to be imported if veterinary and phytosanitary regulations are complied with. Prohibited: Photographs and printed matter directed against Kazakhstan, live animals (subject to special permit), military arms and ammunition, narcotics (opium, hashish, etc.).
Export is permitted if goods are intended for personal use and the use of the goods is not connected with making profit in any form.
Free export of clothing, toilet articles, personal jewellery, cameras, portable projection devices, video cameras, limited amount of films and accessories, portable music instruments, portable record-players, portable recording and replaying equipment, portable radios, portable TV sets, portable typewriters, portable calculators, portable personal computers, binoculars, perambulators, wheelchairs, sports equipment, portable medical equipment and other goods obviously intended for personal use. PROHIBITED: Arms, ammunition, precious metals, (gold, silver, etc.) and articles made thereof (also if containing precious stones and/or real pearls), antiquities and art objects (subject to duty and special permit from the Ministry of Culture), furs. Carpets and jewellery items are prohibited unless accompanied by a document from the National Museum confirming that the articles are not antique.
Except if such articles belong to the imported personal effects of the passenger (e.g. personal jewellery) and have been declared upon arrival.
Cats, dogs and birds (except pigeons) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate with the seal of the local Board of Health and not be issued over ten days prior to arrival. Pets must have been vaccinated against rabies within 12 months and 30 days prior to entry. Pigeons are prohibited from entry. Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo. Generally pets are not permitted in hotels.
Baggage Clearance regulations:
Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Kazakhstan.
Currency Import regulations:
Local currency (Kazakh Tenge-KZT) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or equivalent must be declared.
Currency Export regulations:
Local currency (Kazakh Tenge-KZT) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared.
No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.
Consular Services at international airports of Kazakhstan:
Foreigners can enter/exit the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan using valid electronic visas only through the checkpoints of international airports of Nur-Sultan (former Astana) and Almaty. The electronic visa is issued through the Visa and Migration Portal (www.vmp.gov.kz).
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