Kyrgyzstan destination information

All you need to know before visiting Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan summary

Kyrgyzstan is a medium sized country with around 6M Kyrgyzstani. Official languages are Russian and Kyrgyz. Kyrgyzstan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+06:00. Currency used in Kyrgyzstan is Som (KGS).

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🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 166

ATMs in Kyrgyzstan are Common. Internet speed in Kyrgyzstan is on average 3.0 Mbps. In Kyrgyzstan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 6M ☀️ ~2 °C 🌧 ~30 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 200k km2 (77k mi²)
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Kyrgyzstan uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Kyrgyz
  • Russian


Currency 💱

1 KGS = 0.01 USD

Kyrgyzstan uses the Kyrgyzstani som (symbol: ??), code KGS.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 soms and 50, 10 and 1 tyiyns. Som is subdivided into 100 tyiyns. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 3 and 1 soms and 50, 10 and 1 tyiyns.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Kyrgyzstan. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Kyrgyzstan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Kyrgyzstan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call Kyrgyzstan, dial +, then 996 (the country code for Kyrgyzstan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Kyrgyzstan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 312 .

international: + 996 312 1234567
calling local: 0312 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Kyrgyzstan is on average 3.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Kyrgyzstan is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 650.72 KGS, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Beeline, MegaCom or O!.


Rules 🚗

In Kyrgyzstan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 20 km/h (12 mph) in residential areas, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 60-90 km/h (37-55 mph) on undivided highways, 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on motorways and 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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