BISHKEK – In a major relief for flyers and tourists, Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently made adjustments to its Visit Visa Regime, allowing citizens from various countries including Saudi Arabia to enter the country without the need for a visa.
This visa-free privilege allows a stay of up to 60 days. Under the new regulations, foreign visitors must exit within this period and can only return after 60 days. Overstaying will result in the visitor being considered an illegal resident and facing fines upon departure.
Furthermore, Kyrgyzstan has discontinued the practice of visa runs for foreign citizens, a method that permitted extensions by crossing the border. This decision aims to enhance migration control and fortify national security.
Situated in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is a country characterized by towering mountains and shares its borders with China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. It is home to approximately 6.5 million people who primarily speak Kyrgyz and Russian. Each year, Kyrgyzstan attracts numerous tourists eager to explore its awe-inspiring landscapes.
Notable destinations include Issyk-Kul Lake, celebrated for its remarkably clear blue waters, offering a haven for swimming and water activities. Ala Archa National Park, near the capital city Bishkek, showcases glaciers, verdant forests, and majestic mountains. Burana Tower, standing for over a millennium, offers a mesmerizing view from its pinnacle.
Kyrgyzstan holds a wealth of natural marvels and cultural treasures. For a taste of nomadic life, a visit to Son-Kul Lake, nestled high in the mountains, is a must. Additionally, Tash Rabat, a 15th-century stone caravanserai, offers insight into Silk Road history. A visit to Osh Bazaar in Bishkek is also highly recommended, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in local culture and explore a diverse range of goods.