Kazakhstan considers agreement with Russia on recognition of coronavirus vaccination

30 March 2022

Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan has received a draft agreement with Russia on mutual recognition of vaccination passports against coronavirus, the signing is expected in the near future, Aizhan Esmagambetova, deputy head of the ministry and chief state sanitary doctor of the republic, told reporters on Wednesday.

"We came to an agreement that there will be an agreement between Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. Now the draft agreement has come to us for approval. In principle, it is a worked-out draft agreement, formalities remain," she said in response to a question from a TASS reporter.

According to Esmagambetova, taking into account the interest of both countries, the document will be signed soon.

At present, those arriving in Kazakhstan from other countries, including the Russians, must present a certificate with a negative result of the test for COVID-19 by PCR in Kazakh, Russian or English language for a period not exceeding 72 hours. An exception is made for children under five years of age and for those vaccinated against coronavirus in Kazakhstan. The certificate may also be withheld for those who have a vaccination passport from one of the countries whose certificates are recognized by Kazakhstan.



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Based on materials from TASS