Foreign citizens will be ineligible to enter Kazakhstan until July 1, due to a recent decision of the country to suspend the visa-free regime amid coronavirus pandemic.

Kazakhstan’s government move has been put in place on March 16, after the first two cases of citizens infected by the virus were identified on March 13,  VisaGuide.World reports.

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym Jomart Tokayevi introduced a state emergency on March 16, which will last until April 15, 2020.

According to the State Commission on Provision of Emergency State, Kazakhstan’s capital and Almaty have been put under the quarantine regime, from March 19.

Last week, Kazakhstan’s government also decided to extend visas and work permits for citizens stranded in the country, as a large share of countries has closened their borders and restricted the travel, amid coronavirus.

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry added that the decision was taken by the State Commission for the State of Emergency under Kazakhstan’s president order in a bid to contain the spread of the virus.

As a result, visas and work permits for internationals stranded in Kazakhstan will be extended until April 20.

The government announced that further steps would also be taken, in the fight against coronavirus, as the country seeks to tighten control and find new precautionary measures too keep the Kazakhstan citizens safe.

As yet, in Kazakhstan have been reported 366 coronavirus cases, while two persons have died.

There have been identified 803,466 cases of coronavirus worldwide, while the number of deaths is 39,038.

Up to 170, 000 persons around the world, have been recovered from the infection, so far.

The US has the largest number of persons infected by COVID-19. Up to 164,000  persons tested positive for the virus in the United States, making the country the new epicentre of the disease, followed by Italy (101,739), Spain (94, 427), China (81,518) and Germany (67,051).

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