Kazakhstan was introduced to the visa free entrance policy from 15 of July 2014 – 15 July 2015.
The decision to introduce the visa free entrance had a positive effect for citizens of ten countries. The tourists’ rate from these countries has increased by 13 to 14 percent. The demand is clearly shown in the pilot project. Shaikenova said that they are presently looking on the results of the project for suggestions to extend the date for the visa free regime, probably till October by the ministry of foreign affairs. Whereas on the divergent, there is a constant flow of tourists’ in August and September.
Citizens of certain countries (the USA, Netherlands, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, the UAE, South Korea and Japan) are allowed to enter Kazakhstan for 15 days of stay without the visa.
The first deputy foreign minister Rapil Zhoshybayev, will decide whether to extend or terminate the visa free entrance depending up on the results of the pilot project.
Rapil said that all the countries which have favorable conditions for the Kazakhstan visitors will be considered for the visa free entrance program of Kazakhstan.
Visa free entrance time period may be extended till October 2015 due to the clear demand shown in the pilot project and the increasing tourist rate.
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