Kazakhstan Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import by persons of 18 years and older of:

- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 200 grammes of tobacco products;
- 3 litres of alcoholic beverages or wine;
- a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use;
- goods up to an amount of EUR 1,500.- for personal use only and weighing less than 50kg.
Should the value or weight allowances be exceeded by residents or foreign nationals, this should be reported to customs and the appropriate forms should be completed. Goods declared on this form must be taken back out of the country on departure by all visitors;
- goods for personal use: clothing, toilet articles, personal jewellery, cameras, portable projection devices, video cameras, limited amount of films and accessories, portable music instruments, portable record players, portable recording and replaying equipment, portable radios, portable TV sets, portable typewriters, portable calculators, portable personal computers, binoculars, perambulators, wheelchairs, sports equipment, portable medical equipment and other goods obviously intended for personal use.

Additional Information on regulations::

Import is permitted if goods are intended for personal use and the use of the goods is not connected with making profit in any form.

A customs declaration, which will be filled out on entry of Kazakhstan, or any other C.I.S. country must be kept carefully. When leaving Kazakhstan or any other C.I.S. country on an international flight, this declaration has to be handed over. When travelling to other C.I.S. countries (except Turkmenistan) there will be no customs control. This will take place when leaving the other C.I.S. country on an international flight.

Food products are allowed to be imported provided veterinary and phytosanitary regulations are complied with. Prohibited: Photographs and printed matter directed against Kazakhstan, live animals (subject to special permit), military arms and ammunition, narcotics (opium, hashish, etc.).

Export is permitted if goods are intended for personal use and the use of the goods is not connected with making profit in any form.

Export regulations::

Free export of clothing, toilet articles, personal jewellery, cameras, portable projection devices, video cameras, limited amount of films and accessories, portable music instruments, portable record-players, portable recording and replaying equipment, portable radios, portable TV sets, portable typewriters, portable calculators, portable personal computers, binoculars, perambulators, wheelchairs, sports equipment, portable medical equipment and other goods obviously intended for personal use. PROHIBITED: Arms, ammunition, 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), furs. Carpets and jewellery items are prohibited unless accompanied by a document from the National Museum confirming that the articles are not antique.

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

Except if such articles belong to the imported 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. Pigeons are prohibited from entry. Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo. Generally pets are not permitted in hotels.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

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



Airport Embarkation Tax

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



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Kazak Tenge-KZT) and forign currencies: no restrictions. Howeveer, amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared to customs.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Kazak Tenge-KZT) and forign currencies: no restrictions. Howeveer, amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- must be declared to customs.




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