The information for tourists
You can receive the tourist visa in any Embassy of Kyrgyzstan or the Consular department under the preliminary invitation.
Cost of the Visa varies, and in the different countries costs differently.
You can receive the visa in the Russian or Kazakh Representation if in your country there is no Representation of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The visa can be issued directly after the arrival to Manas airport.
The list of the countries which citizens can receive entrance/exit visa in diplomatic representatives and consular establishments of the Kyrgyz republic abroad, and also in consular agency Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic at airport Manas on the basis of personal application on month.
Australia, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, New Zealand, Finland, France, Republic Korea, Malta, Portugal, Switzerland, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, the USA.
The list of the countries concerning which citizens the visa-free mode of entrance to Kyrgyzstan operates:
Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, China, Cuba, Macedonia, Malaysia (within 3 months), Moldova, Mongolia (within 3 months), Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Turkey (within 1 month), Ukraine, Croatia, Czechia, Japan.
Conditions of Registration:
After the arrival in Kyrgyzstan you should be registered within three (3) working days in a department passport and visa registration (OVIR) and specify a place where you have stopped.
You can make it by yourself, or our Company can make it for you, cost of the given service will approximately cost 5 Euro for one person.
The address of OVIR is: Bishkek city, Kievskaya Street 58.
The OVIR does not work on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
If the period of your staying on Kyrgyzstan territory more than 3 (three) working days without registration you will be fined for the sum of 25 US dollars.
You can arrive to Kyrgyzstan by using of direct flight and arrive to Manas airport in Bishkek or through the airport of Almaty city – Kazakhstan (250 km from Bishkek).
You can use following airlines:
- Turkish airlines (direct flight up to Bishkek)
- The British airlines (direct flight up to Bishkek)
- The Kyrgyz airlines (direct flight up to Bishkek)
- Aeroflot (direct flight up to Bishkek)
- Lufthansa (flight through Almaty)
- KLM (flight through Almaty)
Banknotes 100 and 50 US dollars which were issued before 1996 will be exchanged lower then banknotes which were issued after 1996.You can easily exchange your currency in any exchange bureau. For May, 2006 the dollar exchange rate is 40,43 Soms per 1 US dollar, Euro is 51,10 Soms per 1 US dollar. Exchange offices are working round the clock.
Bishkek is served by a network of a taxi, buses and trolley buses. The municipal transportation is inexpensive and reliable. In Bishkek it is possible easily and with small expenses to go round all around. The prices for public transport are fluctuating from 3 up to 5 Soms. The cost of a taxi are fluctuating from 60 up to 150 Soms depending on distance. At night the price is rises.
The capital represents concerning small and the structured city so movement on foot or on the car does not represent difficulties. The municipal transportation (minibuses and trolley buses) begins the work from 5:30-6:00 o’clock in the morning up to 21:00-22:30 o’clock in the evening. The taxi can be found in all large cities. Passengers should coordinate payment for travel in advance. Transport with the driver can be rented in travel agencies for all time of travel, on an hourly basis, per day or week. There is a service of a call of a taxi (a call of the machine by phone at any time) Super Taxi, phone – 152.
Railway station: 30 02 09
Road service station: 34 46 96
Help service of the Airport: 903109
The international code of the Kyrgyz Republic is +996. Trunk calls can be made from public telephone booths (usually work as a part of post offices) or from card payphones in streets (are available in the cities of Bishkek, Оsh, Karakol, Naryn). It is possible to call abroad also from hotel, in this case it is necessary to agree from a reception or persons on duty on a floor. Many Internet-cafes offers services of an IP-telephony under the prices much below usual calls. Calls on city are usually free-of-charge, if they are made from home telephone; in hotels for such call can take a small payment. At local calls it is not necessary to type a code of the country.
Street phones: there are a lot of Street card and monetary phones in Bishkek. The coin calls counter and You can bye it in every news stall. It costs 5 Soms and provides connection only on internal telephone lines. From street card phones (payphones) it is possible to make both internal, and international calls. Cards are issued by face value in 50, 100, 200 and 400 units. Cards of various face values differ among themselves the prices which established by Kyrgyz Telecom.
The central public telephone booth (the Chuy Prospect, 96; Phone.: 661394, 662561;
Working hours: are Monday till Saturday, from 7:00 till, on Sunday and in holidays from 8:00 till 19 00).
- Referral service: 160, 109.
- First aid – 103
- Militia – 102
- Fire service – 101
- Paid medical service – 151
- Service of rescue – 161
- Road militia (road accident in Bishkek city) – 53-01-81
- Road militia (road accident in Republic) – 63-09-00, 63-09-01
- Mountain search and rescue service – 61-13-22
Hotels of Bishkek
In capital and at coast of Issyk Kul lake there are hotels of various classes. In the city of Bishkek there is only one hotel of a category ***** Hyatt Regency. The great bulk of numerous greater and small hotels have a category ***.
|Hotel||Cost in US dollars||The address||Phone|
|Hyatt *****||295-595||Bishkek, Sovietskaya street, 191||66-12-34, fax: 66-57-44|
|Ak-Keme ****||160-500||Bishkek, Mira Prospect, 93.||54-24-24|
|Silk Road ***||110-145||Bishkek, Abdymonova street, 229||32-48-89|
|Dostuk **||70-120||Bishkek, Frunze street, 429 b.||43-36-36|
|Issyk Kul **||60-80||Bishkek, Mira Prospect, 301||55-07-46|
|Asia Mountains||30-40||Bishkek, Lineynaya street, 1||69-02-35|
|Jannat *****||170-620||Bishkek, Aaly Tokombaeva street, 21/2||91-12-10, 90-97-50|
|Park Hotel||127-280||Bishkek, Orozbekova street, 87||32-54-80|
|Shumkar – Asia||40-80||Bishkek, Osipenko street, 34||67-10-38|
Besides we can give to the clients accommodation in the comfortable, well furnished apartments.
Restaurants of Bishkek:
The price of a dinner depends on a level of what kind of cafe you have decided to visit (from 3 up to 20-30 US dollars).
|The name||The address||Phone|
|Adriatico (the Italian kitchen)||Chuy Prospect, 219||61-46-09|
|Bombay (the Indian kitchen)||Chuy Prospect, 110||62-51-15|
|Classic (the European kitchen)||Manasa Prospect, 49||31-34-47|
|Yusa (Turkish kitchen)||Logvinenko Street, 14||62-38-37|
|Beijing Dack (the Chinese kitchen)||Chuy Prospect, 138||66-03-72|
|Tokyo (the Japanese kitchen)||Bokonbaeva Street, 1||30-21-82|
|The name||The address||Phone|
|American Pub||Chuy prospect, 168||31-07-11, 31-07-10|
|The Siberian Crown||Chuy Prospect, 186||34-15-71|
|Steinbrau||Gertsina Street, 5||43-21-44|
|Time Out||Togolok Moldo Street||30-03-63|
|Belarus||Moscowskaya Street, 210||35-28-35|
|The Great Britain||Almaty||7 (3272) 50-61-91|
|China||Toktogula Street, 196||31-32-18, 32-16-19, a fax: 65-01-08|
|Germany||Razzakova Street, 28||90-50-00, 90-50-13|
|Switzerland||Panfilova Street, 114||30-10-36, a fax: 66-44-89|
|France||Razakova Street, 49||30-07-13, 30-07-11, 30-07-12 – fax|
|India||Ajibek baatyr Street, 15/a||21-78-06|
|Iran||Razzakova Street, 36||62-49-29, fax: 66-02-09|
|Kazakhstan||Mira Prospekt, 95/a||69-20-95|
|Pakistan||Serova Street, 37||37-39-01|
|Russia||Razzakova Street, 17||62-47-38, 62-47-36, a fax: 62-18-23|
|Turkey||Moscowskaya Street, 89||32-54-27, 32-54-92, a fax: 62-23-64|
|THE USA||Mira Prospect, 171||55-12-41, 55-12-43, a fax: 55-12-64|
|Uzbekistan||Tynystanova Street, 213||66-44-03, 66-20-65, a fax: 66-44-03|
|Afghanistan||Gor’kogo Street, 210||69-01-69|
|Japan||Frunze Street, 503||61-18-75, 54-40-86, a fax: 61-18-82|
|Tajikistan||Karadarinskaja Street, 36||51-16-37, 51-23-43|
|Italy (consulate)||Abdurahmanova street, 175 A||66-17-37, 66-64-63|
Embassies of Kyrgyzstan abroad:
|Austria||(00431) 5350378, 5350379||535037913|
|Belgium||(00322) 6401868, 6403883||6400131|
|Malaysia||(00603) 21632012, 21649862||21632024|
|Turkey||(0090312) 4468411, 4468408||4468413|
|Consulate in Istanbul||(009021) 2356767||2359293|
|The Great Britain and Northern Ireland||(0044171) 7935-1462||7935-7449|
|The USA and Canada||(001202) 449-98-26, 449-9832||386-7550|
|Consulate Dubai||(009714) 2733305||2733321|
|Uzbekistan||(0099871) 1374794, 1374292||1374791|