Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017
Kazakhstan confirmed that they have lifted visa requirements for citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as a number of other states.
Starting January 1, citizens of EU and OECD countries, as well as Malaysia, Monaco, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore could travel to Kazakhstan for up to 30 days without a visa as said the Foreign Ministry.
This step will help to promote an even more favourable investment climate in Kazakhstan and develop the country’s tourism potential as released in an official statement.
Adding to the new rule, the visa procurement rules has also been reduced and the paper works has been made easy.
The announcement comes as Central Asia’s largest economy has been battered by low oil prices and financial distress in neighbouring Russia.
Recently, Uzbekistan also introduced visa-free travel for citizens from 27 countries.