Kyrgyzstan to deny entry of overseas passengers from Omicron-affected countries

BISHKEK – Kyrgyzstan's Cabinet of Ministers announced on Tuesday that foreigners from countries affected by the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 will face entrance restrictions.

The Cabinet of Ministers announced that the measures will take effect on December 1, and that anyone trying to enter the central Asian nation's territory, including foreigners and Kyrgyz citizens, must have a negative Covid test report, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not, according to the news report. The country's ministries and departments are fully prepared to track the country's epidemiological situation in relation to the new Omicron strain. 

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