Kyrgyzstan Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Additional Information on regulations::

The Customs Declaration, which will be filled out upon entry in Kyrgyzstan or any other C.I.S. country must be kept carefully. When leaving Kyrgyzstan or any other C.I.S. country on an international flight, this declaration has to be handed over. When traveling to other C.I.S. countries (except Turkmenistan) there will be no customs control at both points. This will take place when leaving the other C.I.S. country on an international flight. Prohibited: Photographs and printed matter directed against Kyrgyzstan, live animals (subject to special permit), military arms and ammunition (subject to special permit), narcotics (opium, hashish, etc.), fruit and vegetables.

Until further notice, import of all birds, including pet birds and poultry, arriving from/via Turkey is strictly forbidden.

Export regulations::

Prohibited: Arms and ammunition (subject to special permit), precious metals (gold, silver, etc.), and articles made thereof (also if containing precious stones and/or real pearls), antiquities and art objects, (subject to duty and special permit from the Ministry of Culture) and furs.

Except if such articles belong to the personal effects of the passenger (e.g. personal jewellery) and have been declared upon arrival.

Pets::

Cats, dogs and birds (except pigeons) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate with the seal of the local Board of Health and not be issued over ten days prior to arrival. Pets must have been vaccinated against rabies within 12 months and 30 days prior to entry. Pigeons are prohibited from entry. Generally pets are not permitted in hotels.

Until further notice, import of all birds, including pet birds and poultry, arriving from/via Turkey is strictly forbidden.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Kyrgyzstan.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of the C.I.S.



Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Foreign currencies: unlimited if a declaration is made for amounts exceeding USD 3000.- or equivalent. Local currency (Kyrgyz Som - KGS): allowed for residents of Kyrgyzstan if the amount has been declared on the customs declaration when leaving the country.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared. Amounts exceeding USD 3000.- or equivalent must be declared. Local currency: unlimited for residents, provided declaration is made.




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