Restrictive measures in Nur-Sultan for COVID-19 and rules for arrival in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Restrictive measures in Nur-Sultan for COVID-19 and rules for arrival in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Restrictive measures in Nur-Sultan due to the increase of COVID-19 cases:

1.1. Ban on holding and participating in public events, including marathons, sports, family, commemorative events, including at home (banquets, weddings, anniversaries, commemorations, etc.), with the exception of commemorations, at the facilities participating in the Ashyq project  up to 30 people, as well as a ban on organizing and participating in rallies, processions, gatherings, forums, seminars, conferences, etc.;

1.2.  not to visit facilities whose activities have not been resumed or are prohibited: bowling centers, computer clubs, PlayStation clubs, billiard rooms, oceanariums, trampolines, bookmakers and game clubs, including lotteries, children’s entertainment centers, children’s playrooms, playgrounds and  attractions in enclosed spaces, including ice and roller skating rinks, except for those located in sports facilities (with the exception of facilities participating in the Ashyq project), concert halls, philharmonic societies, theaters, cinemas, karaoke, nightclubs, circuses, exhibitions;

1.3.  to enter the business facilities participating in the Ashyq project, you must use the Ashyq mobile application, incl.  other platforms (for example, an analogue on the platform in eGov mobile, Aitu, Kaspi.kz, Halyk Bank, Sberbank.kz, Alfa-Bank, website www.ashyq.kz);

1.4.  when visiting public places, including urban public transport, and objects whose activities are permitted, as well as when staying in public places in the open air (with the exception of children under the age of 5 years and when playing outdoor sports), strictly comply with the requirements for  wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and using hand sanitizers.

2. Heads of enterprises, organizations, business entities to ensure:

2.1.  transition to a remote form of work for at least 80% of the administrative staff of state bodies (organizations), national companies, enterprises, regardless of whether employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19;

2.2.  organization of training at educational facilities, regardless of ownership until January 31, 2022 in a remote format;

2.3.  to ensure the organization of the work of universities and colleges for students of all courses from January 24 to February 6, 2022 in the format of distance learning;

2.4.  organizing the work of educational centers, circles for children and adults, children’s development centers until January 31, 2022 in a distance learning format;

2.5. ban on mass events, both outdoors and indoors, including family, commemorative events, including at home, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, forums, with the exception of commemorations at the facilities participating in the Ashyq project for up to 30 people  ;

2.6.  ban on holding collective events (religious ceremonies, etc.) at the facilities and on the territory of religious associations (mosques, churches, cathedrals, synagogues, etc.), regardless of participation in the Ashyq project;

2.7.  ban on the work of nightclubs, karaoke, concert halls, philharmonics, theaters, cinemas, circuses, regardless of participation in the Ashyq project;

2.8.  organization of the work of public catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, bars), regardless of location, subject to the conditions for occupancy up to 50%, but not more than 30 seats, while maintaining a social distance of at least 2 meters between the extreme places of neighboring tables and  seating at one table for no more than 4 people, with a ban on serving at bar counters, in compliance with enhanced sanitary and anti-epidemic, sanitary and preventive measures with the establishment of a work schedule on weekdays and weekends from 7:00 to 20:00, for public catering facilities  working as canteens until 22:00.

Information regarding arrival to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan:

From January 15, 2022, all passengers (including vaccinated passengers) arriving in Kazakhstan from foreign countries will be required to provide a PCR certificate with a negative test result for COVID-19 (the certificate is considered valid for 72 hours from the date of issue of the result until the moment of crossing the border  Republic of Kazakhstan).  The certificate must be in English, Russian or Kazakh.

Exception is:

* Children under 5 years old

(!) From December 3, a mandatory PCR test, regardless of vaccination, is required for persons arriving from countries where cases of infection with a new strain of Omicron coronavirus have been detected: Israel, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Australia, Canada, Egypt.

* Persons arriving from the above countries where cases of infection with the new strain of coronavirus Omicron have been detected must self-isolate for 7 days, regardless of the result of the PCR test.  (This requirement does not apply to passengers in transit and not leaving the transit area)

Exceptions:

* Children under the age of 5;

* Governmental delegations of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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