Skip to main content

Kazakhstan customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Kazakhstan to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Kazakhstan make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Kazakhstan customs regulations.

Import regulations in Kazakhstan

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 250 grams tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • 3 litres of alcohol;
  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over.

Other Goods

  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €10,000 when travelling by air.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €1500 when travelling by land.
  • Medication for personal use should be accompanied by a prescription.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Prohibited printed and audio-visual media.
  • Service and civilian weapons, their parts, and cartridges.
  • Hazardous waste.
  • Special technical means designed for obtaining information.
  • Toxic substances not precursors of narcotic drugs.
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Travellers wishing to import live pets into Kazakhstan must present to the Consulate General of Kazakhstan an animal health certificate issued in the area of origin of the animal. Cats and dogs must also be accompanied by a rabies vaccination certificate. For further information, please visit Travelling with Pets.

Information has been updated: .