Travel Information

Dominica citizens travelling to Kyrgyzstan

Citizens of Dominica that are travelling to Kyrgyzstan need to apply for an e-visa online before travelling.

What to expect in Kyrgyzstan

🤝 friendly locals
inexpensive cost of living
🐌 Below average wifi
bad air quality
❄️ cold weather

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is KGS.

1 XOF = 0.117505 KGS

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $3.29 USD.

Visa Status

An E-Visa can filled out and submitted online before travel.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Electronic visa holders must arrive via Manas International Airport or Osh Airport or through land crossings with China (at Irkeshtam and Torugart), Kazakhstan (at Ak-jol, Ak-Tilek, Chaldybar, Chon-Kapka), Tajikistan (at Bor-Dobo, Kulundu, Kyzyl-Bel) and Uzbekistan (at Dostuk).:

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Kyrgyz Republic. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Local authorities have implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These include temporary border closures, flight cancellations, medical checks at international borders. Travellers arriving from some countries with registered cases of COVID-19 will be subject to a mandatory 14 day quarantine. Contact your airline or nearest embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to confirm visa and entry requirements. We now advise you to: Do not travel to the Kyrgyz Republic.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Kyrgyzstan. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (2.08 / 5)
Safety (3.00 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$29.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$3.29 USD

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