Kazakhstan extends suspension of visa-free visits for citizens of 54 countries due to COVID-19

Kazakhstan extends suspension of visa-free visits for citizens of 54 countries  due to COVID-19

Kazakhstan has extended until December the suspension of visa-free visits for citizens of 54 countries introduced last year to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The country’s Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that the suspension, which expired three days ago, had been prolonged as the country tries to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Kazakhstan introduced visa-free visits in 2012 to 57 nations, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, European Union members, Japan, South Korea, and several countries in Asia, the Middle East, and the Persian Gulf.

The suspension continues for all of those countries, with the exception of Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and some other countries, TASS reported.

As of May 4, the number of registered coronavirus cases in the former Soviet republic with the population of 18.8 million people was 330,071, including 3,762 deaths.

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