Society • 03 March, 2020

95 thousand Kazakh citizens in high-risk countries

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tleuberdi  emphasized that in countries with a high epidemiological risk of the spread of coronavirus infection at overseas establishments, operational headquarters have been created, algorithms have been adopted for responding to the evacuation of our citizens, and hotlines have been opened to provide advice, primeminister.kz reports.

Today, 480 citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan have been evacuated from China.

Regular flights, pedestrian crossings, rail / road passenger transport with China are suspended. Since Feb. 3, 2020, the issuance of visas to all foreign citizens in China has been suspended.

Since March 5, flights with Azerbaijan are reduced and Iranian citizens are banned from entering Kazakhstan.

According to reports, more than 95 thousand citizens of Kazakhstan are in these countries, including 35 thousand in Korea, 40 thousand in the United States, 5,100 in the United Arab Emirates, 5 thousand in Germany, and Great Britain — 3 thousand, in Italy — 1,800, in France — 1 thousand. Most of them are students, labor migrants, staff of foreign institutions and their families, tourists and businessmen.

“If the epidemiological situation worsens, the issue of evacuation of Kazakhstani citizens will be considered in a timely manner. I would like to emphasize that at present, among Kazakh citizens abroad, there are no cases of coronavirus,” the minister said.

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