Travel to Kazakhstan

Travel to Kazakhstan?

Kazakhstan receives a high number of tourists from all across the globe as well as from within the country

Currency: Kazakhstan Tenge * CapitalNursultan * Population: 18,500,000 * Calling code+971

Local SIM Cards: Currently in 2023, there are three major mobile phone providers (Tele2, Beeline and K-Cell) in Kazakhstan.

From 1st January 2019 all devices using local Kazakh mobile SIM cards must be registered (with a few exceptions, like M2M devices and foreign devices roaming in Kazakhstan). The registration is done automatically, nationals need to bind their national ID number “ИИН” (IIN) to their mobile account. Foreigners need to submit their passport numbers.

Buying a SIM card in Kazakhstan

The average price for a SIM card is around 2000 KZT (approximately 5 USD).

When purchasing a sim card, it is recommended to avoid buying an expensive one at the airport or in the last minute, as prices tend to be higher and you may be limited in your options.  Travel to kazakhstan? 

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Kazakhstan Tourism

Kazakhstan is full of barren beauty. As far as the eye can see, it’s somewhere those seeking isolation can feel in their element. Situated at the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, Almaty is the largest city and home to chic shopping centres, vibrant nightlife and innovative architecture. There’s also a healthy dose of museums and parks, with scenic hikes and skiing available in the adjacent mountains. The capital city of Astana has been transformed by a surge in modern design, such as the futuristic structure of Baiterek Tower (nicknamed ‘Chupa Chups’ due to its likeness to a lollipop). Other notable monuments include the eye-opening Khan Shatyr, Palace of Peace & Reconciliation, and the National Museum. Across the vast landscapes, you’ll also discover Caspian beaches, awe-inspiring alpine scenery in Altai and the ancient cities of the Kazakh Desert. The bulk of accommodation is found in the two largest cities of Astana and Almaty, with choices ranging from hotels, hostels, apartments and guest houses. A variety of campsites and holiday parks can be found in the more rural areas, such as Aqtöbe and Borovoye.


There are thousands of hotels in the country, with the most numerous being 3-star and 4-star hotels. The average price for a hotel room in Kazakhstan is around 20,000 KZT (approximately 50 USD) per night.

Kazakhstan’s national airline, Air Astana, offers flights to and from several international destinations, including Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The airline is known for its comfortable cabin, excellent service, and competitive prices. Other airlines that operate in Kazakhstan include SCAT Airlines and Bek Air.


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