Indian passengers traveling through Kazakhstan will now enjoy a three-day visa-free regime from April 23 to December 31, 2018, but only if they enter the country through Astana and Almaty, and Kazinform international airports. The news was released by Air Astana JSC. The government of Kazakhstan signed the decree along with Air Astana on April 10, 2018. Air Astana runs daily flights between Almaty and New Delhi and three times a week between Astana and New Delhi.
The direct flight program between the capitals of Kazakhstan and India was introduced on July 2, 2017. Ever since the direct flights were launched, 570,00 passengers and over 5,600 tons of cargo have transported already. India is the second country to strike a deal with Kazakhstan after China signed a similar decree for their transit passengers.
You need to remember a few things to ensure a smooth 72-hour stay in Kazakhstan:
1. Mention it at the Air Astana that you intend to enjoy a 72-hour stay in Kazakhstan on your way to the final destination.
2. Make sure you book a hotel for two nights stay in either Astana or Almaty and inform your country’s Air Astana representative office about it. Inform them your hotel’s address.
3. Here are things that you will require to acquire the migration card:
- Confirm air ticket to your third country within the next 72 hours
- Boarding pass receipt of the previous flight
- Valid passport with at least one blank page and visa for the final destination country
Best destinations in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is a beautiful country and very huge, which means you won’t get to cover a lot of places in just three days. But make sure you cover these amazing destinations – Baiterek Tower, Belukha Mountain, Lake Kaindy, Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, and Ile-Alatau National Park. You need to remember a few things to ensure a smooth 72-hour stay in Kazakhstan.