Kyrgyzstan decided to cancel the simplified entry for foreigners in the “visaran” format, that is, resetting the period of visa-free stay in the country when crossing the border, and introduce instead a visa-free regime in the “60/120” format. About it reported in the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan.
According to this mechanism, foreign citizens will be able to stay in Kyrgyzstan for no more than 60 days in a row, and will be able to re-enter the country only after 60 days from crossing the border.
The Foreign Ministry emphasized that the new rules were approved by the Kyrgyz government in order to “ensure the effective management of migration flows and increase the overall security of the country.”
January 27 similar rules entered in force in Kazakhstan. Now foreigners who arrived in Kazakhstan in a manner that does not require a visa will be able to stay in the country for 30 days. The total period of their stay should not exceed 90 days within a period of 180 calendar days. For citizens of the EAEU countries, a period of stay of 90 days is also established for each period of 180 calendar days. Later, press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov notedthat Moscow treats this decision of Astana with understanding.