How to Travel to Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan-getting around

When traveling within all of Kyrgyzstan are advised to exercise caution.It isĀ  recommended to avoid crowds, after dark is no longer to be on foot and to keep themselves regularly informed of the security situation.

In the area around Tamga and Barskoon on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul (Rayon Jeti-Oguz) may occasionally occur in connection with protests against the gold mine Kumtor demonstrations and road blockades.

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Travel over land / road

From cross-country trips at night is not recommended because they are difficult and dangerous because of some very bad roads, landslides, the often precarious technical condition of cars in circulation and the changing climate (cold spells). The poor road conditions across the country and differs from Western European traffic driving habits mean a generally increased risk of accidents on the road. This also applies to the busy route Bishkek – Almaty.

In case of accidents (even involuntary) it must be expected that the driver is pulled criminal and civil law to justice. For foreigners then, true that you must wait before leaving under circumstances the outcome of a court case. Therefore, the message does not recommend to travel as self-propelled within Kyrgyzstan.

Travel to the areas immediately adjacent to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan areas subject to specific risks. Some border sections are mined. Even when accidentally crossing the green border to Uzbekistan in particular is consistent with law enforcement to be expected by the security authorities.

Border crossings

Border crossings can be ad hoc closed. Reliable information can not be given for this purpose, since the marginal openings or closings will be announced without a preheating time.

The Foreign Ministry would like to emphasize that this is not an international border crossing at the border crossing Karamyk to Tajikistan. In the past, the border crossing was German national, there is already often denied.

Given the significant rise in general crime particular care must be taken, especially in poor visibility locations such as pedestrian underpasses and in the dark.

In general, in the dark very poorly lit capital, Bishkek, it is in the past – especially after dark – come to robbery, to foreigners. Travelers are advised in general not to be in the dark on foot. Taxis are cheap in Bishkek and can be ordered by phone. Please be at typically frequented by foreigners places extra care (eg, near hotels, restaurants, bars). Attention also front pocket and trick thefts in the numerous bazaars. In raids is not recommended for resistance, because the violence threshold is low.

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