Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine is not required.

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What is the COVID situation in Kyrgyzstan?

+50 New COVID cases in Kyrgyzstan
+3 New COVID deaths in Kyrgyzstan
13.7% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Basic facts about Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a small country located in Central Asia. The capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek and the most spoken language is Kyrgyz. The national currency in Kyrgyzstan is Kyrgyzstani som (KGS).

What taxi apps are available in Kyrgyzstan?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Kyrgyzstan. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Kyrgyzstani som (KGS)Official currency
1 EUR~95.93 KGS
1 USD~84.79 KGS

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Kyrgyzstan?

There are 2 common languages spoken in Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz and Russian. Traveling across Kyrgyzstan if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Kyrgyzstan was ranked 96th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Kyrgyzstan?

There are 2 common plug types used in Kyrgyzstan:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Kyrgyzstan?

Currently, citizens of 68 countries can enter Kyrgyzstan without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Kyrgyzstan?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Kyrgyzstan.

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Is it safe in Kyrgyzstan?

Emergency phones in Kyrgyzstan

102 Police
101 Ambulance
101 Fire police

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