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Kazakhstan: On border control measures taken with regard to the pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 7 April 2020

08.04.2020
Name of measures Status of their application
1Non-discriminatory approach towards freight vehicles and driversAttitude to freight vehicles and drivers depend on the country of registration of a vehicle or the nationality of a driver

Clarifications: 
Drivers engaged in international freight transport are allowed to cross the border only with foreign passports (regardless of citizenship). 

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in the country in the seaports of Aktau and Kuryk, the carriage of passengers is prohibited, with the exception of truck drivers. Transhipment of cargo through seaports is carried out strictly in compliance with sanitary and epidemiological standards.
2Limitation of the border check points to perform transport of goodsThe list of checkpoints for the transport of goods is determined.

Clarifications:
1. Foreign drivers and freight vehicles under their control that transit through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan may cross the State border only at the following checkpoints:

on the border with the Kyrgyz Republic:
1. checkpoint "Karasu" (Zhambyl region);
2. Aisha-bibi checkpoint (Zhambyl region).
on the border with the Republic of Uzbekistan:
3. checkpoint "Kaplanbek" (Turkestan region);
4. checkpoint "Kazygurt" (Turkestan region);
5. checkpoint "Tazhen" (Mangystau region).
on the border with Turkmenistan:
6. checkpoint "Temir Baba" (Mangystau region).
on the border with the People's Republic of China:
7. checkpoint "Nurzholy" (Almaty Oblast);
8. checkpoint "Dostyk" (Almaty region);
9. checkpoint "Kairak" (Kostanay region);
10. checkpoint "Zhana Zhol" (North Kazakhstan region);
11. checkpoint "Karakog" (North Kazakhstan region);
12. checkpoint "Sharbakty" (Pavlodar region);
13. checkpoint "Urlitobe" (Pavlodar region);
14. checkpoint "Kosak" (Pavlodar region);
15. checkpoint "Auyl" (East Kazakhstan region);
16. checkpoint "Ube" (East Kazakhstan region);
17. checkpoint "Zhaisan" (Aktobe region);
18. checkpoint "Alimbet" (Aktobe region);
19. checkpoint "Syrym" (West Kazakhstan region);
20. checkpoint "Taskala" (West Kazakhstan region);
21. checkpoint "Zhanibek" (West Kazakhstan region);
22. checkpoint "Kurmangazy" (Atyrau region).

From 00:00 on April 4, 2020, the following automobile checkpoints at certain sections of the State border of the Republic of Kazakhstan are temporarily closed:
1. Kolzhat checkpoint (Almaty region) on the border with the People's Republic of China;
2. Bakhty border crossing point (East Kazakhstan region) on the border with the People's Republic of China;
3. checkpoint "Maykapchagay" (East Kazakhstan region) on the border with the People's Republic of China;
4. Tselinny Turkestan region with the Republic of Uzbekistan;
5. Syrdarya Turkestan region on the border with the Republic of Uzbekistan;
6. Auhatti Zhambyl region on the border with the Kyrgyz Republic;
7. Korday Zhambyl region on the border with the Kyrgyz Republic;
8. Sypatay batyr Zhambyl region on the border with the Kyrgyz Republic;
9. Sartobe Zhambyl region on the border with the Kyrgyz Republic;
10. Kegen Almaty region on the border with the Kyrgyz Republic.


2. Drivers and non-transit vehicles enter or leave the country through all functioning checkpoints
3Creation of the “green corridors” at the border crossing pointsThe movement mode 24/7 is provided.

Clarifications:
A “green corridor” has been opened for the import of socially significant products, in particular, the main importers of socially significant goods are exempted from applying customs control forms during clearance (customs inspection, examination and control of the customs value of goods).
4Accelerated border crossing through the “green corridors” Accelerated border crossing measures taken
Passing through checkpoints takes time specified by law.

Clarifications:
The administrative burden on the border in other business categories has been reduced by narrowing the “red and yellow corridors”.
5Reduction of border crossing proceduresBorder crossing procedures were supplemented by sanitary norms observance (including disinfection of a vehicle on the border, passport inspection for revealing of stay in the countries under the unfavourable situation, etc.).

Clarifications:
If the driver, for the last 15 days, has visited category 1a risk countries, then a pass through the vehicle’s border is possible only if sanitary and quarantine officers conduct sanitary and epidemiological measures.
6Health screeningHealth screening is performed by applying the cameras without stop of the border crossing procedure.
Screening with the aid of remote thermometers is performed within one minute.
7Other inspections of documents and goods Other kinds of documents and goods’ inspections are not carried out.

Clarifications:
Drivers engaged in international freight transport are allowed to cross the state border of the Republic of Kazakhstan only with foreign passports (regardless of citizenship)
8Possibility of temporary relaxation regarding the requirements to driving and rest times for drivers Temporary relaxation requirements are not envisaged
9Availability of the corresponding sanitary conditions for transport industry workers along the main transport corridorsSanitary conditions on the border of the country at border crossing points were provided.

Clarifications:
Special premises of the sanitary quarantine point, border control veterinary point, phytosanitary control post and transport control post; laboratories and isolators SKP, PKVP, FKP.
10Other measuresNot taken

 

 

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