Last updated: 31 January 2015
The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Take care if you travel to the Oblasts (Provinces) of Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad.
The Kyrgyz/Uzbek and Kyrgyz/Tajik borders are subject to closure without notice. There have been a number of security incidents in the Kyrgyz/Uzbek border region. See Local travel
There are occasional clashes along the disputed Kyrgyz-Tajik border. A Tajik civilian was killed in an exchange of gunfire near the Vorukh enclave on 10 July 2014. There’s a risk of further localised violence and border closures at any time.
There is a British Embassy in Bishkek. However, the British Embassy Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is responsible for providing consular assistance to British nationals in Kyrgyzstan. If you need consular assistance while you are in Kyrgyzstan, you should contact the consular section at the British Embassy Office, Almaty.
There is an underlying threat from terrorism.
You must carry your passport, or a notarised copy of it, at all times.