Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Kyrgyzstan?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Kyrgyzstan are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Kyrgyzstan?

For up to date information around safety and security in Kyrgyzstan read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Kyrgyzstan.

Best time to visit Kyrgyzstan?

The most suitable time to visit northern Kyrgyzstan is from June to September; March to October is perfect for Southern Kyrgyzstan.

Do I need a visa to enter Kyrgyzstan?

British nationals don't need a visa to enter and stay for up to 60 calendar days.If you think you may spend more than 60 days in Kyrgyzstan, you should get a visa from a Kyrgyz Embassy before you travel or on arrival at the airport in Bishkek.

What currency do i need in Kyrgyzstan?

The official currency of Kyrgyzstan is the Kyrgyzstani som.

While visiting Kyrgyzstan

What wild animals live in Kyrgyzstan?

Wild boars, brown bears, Siberian Ibex, wolves, foxes, porcupines, Turkestan Lynx, Tien Shan Elk, Golden Eagle, and over 150 other bird species to name a few.

What is the traditional food in Kyrgyzstan?

Beshbarmak is the Kyrgyz national dish, although it is also common in Uzbekistan and in Xinjiang (where it is called narin). It consists of horse meat (or mutton/beef) boiled in its own broth for several hours and served over homemade noodles sprinkled with parsley.

What Languages are spoken in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan is one of three former Soviet republics in Central Asia to have Russian as an official language, Kazakhstan (de jure) and Uzbekistan (de facto) being the others. The Kyrgyz language was adopted as the official language in 1991.

How much do you tip in Kyrgyzstan?

The currency in Kyrgyzstan is the Kyrgyzstani som. Most restaurants include a 10% – 15% service charge in the bill, even small hole-in-the-walls. Always make sure to look for it when the bill is presented. If there's no service charge, there's no real need to tip, although it's appreciated if you do.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Kyrgyzstan?

Local Kyrgyzstan travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Kyrgyzstan Numbers?

  • Police: 102
  • Ambulance: 103
  • Fire: 101
  • Embassy: +996 312 303 637

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Kyrgyzstan?

    The time difference is 6 hours

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    Kyrgyzstan Guidebook

    Best Kyrgyzstan guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Kyrgyzstan with this Kyrgyzstan Guidebook .