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Kyrgyzstan Passes Visa-Free Regime For Citizens Of 44 Nations

Kyrgyz President Almazbek AtambaevKyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev
By RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service
BISHKEK -- Officials in Kyrgyzstan say President Almazbek Atambaev has signed into law a measure clearing the way for citizens of 44 countries to stay in Kyrgyzstan visa-free for up to 60 days.

The law, approved by parliament last month, applies to citizens of Australia, New Zealand, most European Union member states, the United States, Canada, Mexico, some other countries in South America, as well as some countries in the Middle East and Southeastern Asia.

Kyrgyz officials say the law is aimed at increasing the number of wealthier foreign tourists coming to Kyrgyzstan to boost the economy.
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by: Kalys Osmonov
July 24, 2012 12:11
Kzrgyz President

by: Daniyar from: US
July 25, 2012 17:37
Wow this is a step in the right direction! Tourism could be a major industry boost for KG. Unfortunately, most of the country still adheres to the Soviet/Russian way of treating tourists: extort and steal from tourists now rather than building a pleasant experience for them so that they return. The key word is sustainability.
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by: Anonymous from: usa
August 03, 2012 05:16
Accounts of semi-recent events in Osh sound a lot like descriptions of the Saw movies. Is that unfair? Certainly, Kyrgyz people would not cut out the eyes of western tourists, as they did to their own domestic minorities. It's safe. Go there immediately!

by: Atts from: Australia
July 26, 2012 03:31
Great news - unfortunate that the other STANS are unlikely to follow anytime soon

by: Dinara from: Sweden
July 26, 2012 07:23
Way to gooooo Kirgizstan!!! Very proud that you are good examle for other stans
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by: Anonymous
July 26, 2012 10:59
idiots can go Kyrgyzstan. A few mounths ago they were killing Uzbek people. How can you be sure, that they wont cut you ? Europeans are have really İQ problems, or all of "happy people" in this comment form are ethnic Kyrgyz.

by: Aibek
July 26, 2012 11:02
Still time to enjoy summer at Issyk-Kul

by: Reader from: Europe
July 31, 2012 04:16
Not all EU members-states are included. Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania are not included.
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by: Moderator
July 31, 2012 06:57
Thank you for your comment. The article has since been amended.

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