NEWS21/12/2021 Kyrgyz Entry Requirements – a Dutch perspective
There is a new website put together by Dutch tour operators. This site gives the latest information about requirements and restrictions when travelling to a foreign country, which insurance to use and recommendations about safety measurements (from a Dutch perspective).
The best news is that Kyrgyzstan is regarded as a simple to enter country as our COVID infection numbers recently have been low.
28/11/2021 The History Museum reopened
After a five-year refurbishment, the Kyrgyz National History Museum has now reopened. The refurbished museum is truly wonderful and a visit there will included in many of our programmes. Too good to miss.
26/11/2021 COVID refunds
Until further notice, if a booking has to be cancelled due to government or airline imposed COVID restrictions, all money paid, less any bank charges incurred by us, will be refunded.
27/09/2021 We congratulate you on World Tourism Day
Today, 27 September, is World Tourism Day. To travelers everywhere, and to everyone working in the travel / tourism industry, we congratulate you on this day.
The last 2 years have dramatically changed how tourism works. Ecotour have adapted their programmes to reflect today’s world. Kyrgyzstan is open to visitors, let us show you the way.
23/09/2021 Covid rules and regulations:
At present the Covid-19 situation in Kyrgyzstan seems to be in control. Many people have already been vaccinated and the number of cases is still going down each day, and is much lower than in many European countries.
To enter Kyrgyzstan, one needs either to be fully vaccinated or to have a negative PCR test that is no older than 72 hours upon arrival. If a PCR test is needed for the return trip, this can be done in Bishkek.
Although life in Kyrgyzstan is back to normal, we still stick to safety measures like keeping distance, avoiding large crowds and frequent disinfection. If one takes these precautions in our opinion, it is safe to visit our country again.
14/03/2020 The Power of the Sun
Something a bit more positive. We have had solar panels installed at the Umai Hotel and they went live today. Ecologically this is a good move, eventually financially it will be a good move, and one benefit we did not expect is that it seems we have more and hotter water than before. Thank you Sun.
14/03/2020 Kyrgyzstan Closes Schools
Kyrgyzstan has no confirmed cases of COVID 19. So far the steps taken by the authorities to protect the country are successful. The Government today announced that it will be closing all schools and universities for the next 3 weeks. This follows the suspension of all public gatherings such as concerts. These steps are being seen as precautionary.
The list of countries whose citizens will not be allowed entry into the country has been expanded to include Italy, Germany, France and Spain. This includes other nationals who have visited these countries.
Kyrgyzstan has announced that people travelling from China, South Korea, Iran, or people who have traveled in or through those countries within the last 30 days, will not be allowed entry into Kyrgyzstan.
02/03/2020 ITB Berlin Cancelled
For the first time in its 54 year history the ITB travel Fair in Berlin has been cancelled. Along with many other companies from all over the world, we are saddened by the fact that we will not be able to come and meet our clients. Let us all hope that COVID 19 is resolved quickly and that everything goes back to normal as quickly as possible.