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Kazakhstan to allow visa-free travel for 26 countries starting this summer

Kazakhstan to allow visa-free travel for 26 countries this summer.
Kazakhstan to allow visa-free travel for 26 countries this summer. Image by Alex J. Butler / CC BY 2.0

The government of Kazakhstan has announced it will introduce a visa-free travel scheme for citizens of 26 countries. The scheme, which will go into effect sometime over the summer, will make travel to the country easier ahead of Kazakhstan’s hosting of Expo 2017 in Astana. The participating countries have not yet been announced, though Kazakhstan has been trialling a shorter list of approved, visa-free passports since last year. Read more: inform.kz