Two foreign nationals deported due to lack of COVID-19 PCR test certificates
Two foreign nationals who arrived in Kazakhstan were deported for non-compliance with the additional restrictive requirements related to the novel coronavirus. They did not present the mandatory COVID-19 PCR test certificates, the press office of Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport reported. In addition, 123 Kazakh citizens were placed in quarantine facilities as they did not have valid negative COVID-19 test certificates. According to new rules, all passengers on international flights must have a COVID-19 test certificate. This morning, the international airport in Nur-Sultan received more than 500 passengers arriving from abroad.
“Two passengers who arrived from Turkey and Belarus were deported. One of them had a COVID-19 PCR test certificate with a result that is no longer valid. Another foreign national had only COVID-19 antibodies test certificate. All foreign travelers need to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before entering the country,” said Zarina Buyenbayeva, Spokesperson for the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport