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Old 26 Jul 2012
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Kirgistan is visa free

Beside the Pamir closing in Tadschikistan there are good news.

Please read the following info:

Dear Alexandra & Andre

Thank you for your letter,

Yes, the President has signed the law on non-visa regime for additional 44 countries.
The law will come into force on Friday, July 27, 2012.
Citizens of developed countries, including US, Canada, Australia, all EU countries (except for Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus) etc., will not need visa to stay up to 60 days in KG.
If you are in Kyrgyzstan already it will be not any problem..

We have talked with the Main Border Control office in Bishkek and they confirm to us that the border Kyzyl Art (Bor Dobe) between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is open for the foreigners,

Please let us know if there any questions,

Best regards,
Nurzhan Omuralieva (Ms.)
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42/1, Isanov Str., Bishkek
720017, Kyrgyzstan
Tel: +996 (312) 90 62 62 (ext.213)
Fax: +996 (312) 90 62 34

Following is the list of all countries:

List of countries:
Commonwealth of Australia
Republic of Austria
Kingdom of Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Federal Republic of Germany
Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Hellenic Republic
Kingdom of Denmark
Kingdom of Ireland
Kingdom of Spain
The Italian Republic
Republic of Korea
The State of Kuwait
The Republic of Latvia
The Republic of Lithuania
The Principality of Liechtenstein
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Republic of Malta
The Principality of Monaco
New Zealand
Kingdom of Norway
United Arab Emirates
The Republic of Poland
Portuguese Republic
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Republic of Singapore
The Slovak Republic
The Republic of Slovenia
United States of America
Republic of Finland
The French Republic
The Republic of Croatia
The Czech Republic
The Swiss Confederation
Kingdom of Sweden
The Republic of Estonia
The State of Qatar
State of Brunei Darussalam
Kingdom Bayhreyn
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Excellent news

Lets just hope there is no U turn next year!

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Woo hoo!

We're in Moscow at the moment and heading east. We couldn't get all the visas sorted at home in Canada so decided to give the 'Stans a miss in this direction (aside from Kazakhstan) but maybe we can pop down to Kyrgyzstan on the way to Almaty.
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Confirmed. A couple of friends landed here (Bishkek) on Friday and just got a stamp in their passport instead of having to buy a visa etc.
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Originally Posted by Ekke View Post
We're in Moscow at the moment and heading east. We couldn't get all the visas sorted at home in Canada so decided to give the 'Stans a miss in this direction (aside from Kazakhstan) but maybe we can pop down to Kyrgyzstan on the way to Almaty.
I would make Kyrgz a priority on a trip to this part of the world. IMHO, it'll be a highlight of your trip.

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Confirmed. A couple of friends landed here (Bishkek) on Friday and just got a stamp in their passport instead of having to buy a visa etc.
+1. I'm riding with 2 Polish bikers who entered Kygyz from Tajik today without a visa.
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Excellent news!
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Great News, hope the same applies next year
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