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State Historical Museum has been opened, Karakol town, visa free in Tajikistan – News 2022.

January 11, 2022

State Historical Museum has been opened, Karakol town, visa free in Tajikistan – News 2022.

Dear friends,

Ak-Sai Travel continues operation and enters 2022 with fresh vitality. We are in expectation of the next tourist season, preparing for new challenges and discoveries. Kyrgyzstan is open to entry; the visa-free regime has remained unchanged since the days before COVID-19. The situation in the country is stable, no restrictions are imposed on normal life, quarantine is not applied to arriving passengers. The PCR-test is still required to enter the country even with a vaccination certificate, but we think this is a temporary measure that will be lifted before the start of the tourist season.

Generally speaking, our doors are open to everyone. In the meanwhile, I would like to share some interesting news that took place recently:

  1. We are pleased to announce that our State Historical Museum in Bishkek has reopened after 5 years of renovation work. A new modern exhibition is already waiting for everyone on hourly-based excursions, and an audio guide with a choice of language will allow you to study the history of Kyrgyzstan in whatever language you speak.
  2. Our wonderful Karakol town (eastern part of the Lake Issyk Kul) became the cultural capital of the CIS in 2022. According to the information department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Karakol took over after the city of Dushanbe (the capital of the Republic of Tajikistan), and now it is expected to hold a huge number of cultural and humanitarian events aimed at discover the potential of the city, drawing attention to its rich heritage.
  3. We also want to share a good news from the neighbor Tajikistan. Starting from the new year (January 1st, 2022), citizens of another 52 countries can cross the state border of Tajikistan without a visa. This is a great news in the post-Covid time that gives additional advantages to the Central Asian region and opens up even more possibilities for combining tours to several countries.
The introduction of a unilateral visa-free regime from January 1 applies to citizens of the following countries:

1. Australia
2. United Arab Emirates
3. Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
4. State of Brunei Dorusalam
5. State of Kuwait
6. State of Qatar
7. New Zealand
8. United States of America
9. Iceland
10. Canada
11. Swiss Confederation
12. Malaysia
13. Hungary
14. Austrian Republic
15. Argentine Republic
16. Federal Republic of Germany
17. Dominican Republic
18. Republic of Indonesia
19. Italian Republic
20.Republic of Korea
21. Republic of Cuba
22. Republic of Latvia
23. Republic of Lithuania
24. Maldives
25. Republic of Poland
26. Portuguese Republic
27. Republic of Singapore
28. Turkish Republic
29. Republic of the Philippines
30. Republic of Finland
31. French Republic
32. Republic of Croatia
33. Czech Republic
34. Republic of Chile
35. Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
36. Republic of Ecuador
37. Republic of Estonia
38. Hellenic Republic
39. Principality of Liechtenstein
40. Principality of Monaco
41. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
42. Kingdom of Bahrain
43. Kingdom of Belgium.
44. Kingdom of Denmark
45. Kingdom of Spain
46. ​​Kingdom of the Netherlands
47. Kingdom of Norway
48. Kingdom of Thailand
49. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
50. Kingdom of Sweden
51. Jamaica
52. Japan

Even more interesting news are waiting for us in 2022. We will keep you posted!
Best regards,
Ak-Sai Travel team

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