Kazakh authorities lift COVID-19 test certificate requirement for air passengers
Passengers of the domestic flights in Kazakhstan no longer have to provide a certificate of a PCR-based test for coronavirus with a negative result before boarding, said Kazakh Chief State Sanitary Doctor on Transport Sadvakas Baigabulov.
In the future, the authorities will ease the rigorous requirements for domestic flights that are being gradually resumed. Currently, the foreign passengers are being monitored for the novel coronavirus symptoms.
According to the results of the monitoring conducted from May 1 to May 10, no cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded among the passengers, airport personnel and cabin crew so far. Because of that the mandatory requirement of having a certificate of a PCR-based test for coronavirus with a negative result before flights for the passengers, airport services personnel and the cabin crew was canceled starting May 11. The decision was made by the Kazakh Chief State Sanitary Doctor on Transport.
However, the sanitary and quarantine regulations, including social distancing, filling out the questionnaire, wearing a protective face mask, as well as non-admission of any visitors to the terminal, remain in place.