Kazakhstan international travel guide

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is part of Asia with main city at Astana. It's usually 🌤️ -11.77 °C in Kazakhstan with a rainfall of 🌧 13.46 mm. Internet speed in Kazakhstan is on average 6.4 Mbps. In Kazakhstan you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 18M people. The main currency is Tenge. The languages spoken are Kazakh and Russian. Automatic teller machines are very common in Kazakhstan. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~-11.77 °C   🌧 ~13.46 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 18M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for Kazakhstan. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Kazakhstan.

issued date: November 3, 2019

General

🔌 Sockets

Kazakhstan uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Kazakh and Russian

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Kazakhstan uses the Kazakhstani tenge (symbol: ? !), code KZT.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 200 tenges. Tenge is subdivided into 100 tï?ns. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 tenges.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Kazakhstan. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Kazakhstan is on average 6.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Kazakhstan is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,897.14 KZT, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Altel, Beeline, Kcell or Tele2. Kazakhstan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Kazakhstan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Kazakhstan, dial +, then 7 (the country code for Kazakhstan), then the area code (without the initial 8) and the local number. For local calls within Kazakhstan, start with the area code (with the initial 8). In the case above area code is 712 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Kazakhstan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) in all built-up areas and 90-100 km/h (55-62 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

111

Police

111

Ambulance

111

Fire department

111

Last updated: February 12, 2020