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Visas for Central Asia

In Moscow at the moment the papers are reporting that Kazakhstan,Tajikistan and Kyrgzstan have passed laws to scrap visas for most EU countrys possible as soon as 1st July, looks like Kyrgzstan will be the first life is about to get easier folks exept for the roads

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In Moscow at the moment the papers are reporting that Kazakhstan,Tajikistan and Kyrgzstan have passed laws to scrap visas for most EU countrys possible as soon as 1st July, looks like Kyrgzstan will be the first life is about to get easier folks exept for the roads

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just heard about Belle from scooters ride the world anybody any updates
ha, just as i've paid for mine!!

Well, that is good news though. :-)
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MODS can this thread be moved to Northern Asia?
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Belle and Nadine here:
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MODS can this thread be moved to Northern Asia?

Done. With a more useful title.


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ha, just as i've paid for mine!!

Well, that is good news though. :-)
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Really?

Is this likely to happen? I was going to get mine on the road next year, hopefully this will be inplace before then, fingers crossed!

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but now it is in Northern Asia twice
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but now it is in Northern Asia twice
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Just googled Kazakh visa & clicked the news tab & there's a couple of articles (Moscow times as mentioned and tengrinews) seeming to back this up.
Kyrgyz & Tajik parliaments have passed the laws (waiting presidents to sign). Kyrgyz govt reckon the increased tourist spend will outweigh loss of consular fees.
Kazakh one is a trial period for citizens of OECD countries to see if it boosts tourism (90 day visa free for tourists only). Plan is for it to come in 1st July though not set in stone.
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any news?
just spend quite a lot of money for the visas...
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Has anyone been through recenetly, Do we still need a visas for the Stans??
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The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, EU, NATO and UNESCO


Kyrgyzstan introduced a visa-free regime for citizens of 44 countries up to 60 days

President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev signed the Law 'On introduction of visa free regime for citizens of some countries for up to 60 days'. The law was adopted in order to simplify procedures for issuing visas to foreign citizens and increase the attractiveness of the tourism market, tourism development and investments.

This Law was entered in force on July 27, 2012.
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What about kazakhstan and tajikistan?
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Kazakhstan Visa temporarily Visa free?
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ALMATY – Hoping to attract tourists and their money, Kazakhstan has temporarily relaxed visa standards for citizens of 34 wealthy countries.

Kazakhstan courts tourists with visa-free policy - Central Asia Online
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Tajikistan

still need visa .... just got back. 30 day tourist visa is cheaper and avoids need to reg with ovir/kgb
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