Policy responses for Kyrgyzstan - HSRM


Policy responses for Kyrgyzstan

1.3 Isolation and quarantine

From 11 May the state of emergency has been lifted in the country. However, the emergency situation regime, which was introduced before the state of emergency, will continue to operate throughout the republic. Also, in the cities of Bishkek, Osh, the At-Bashi region of Naryn Oblast and in the Kanysh-Kiya village of Chatkal region of Jalal-Abad Oblast the quarantine regime will be continued. Sanitary quarantine posts will be preserved in Bishkek. The Prime Minister’s office recommended that where possible employees should work remotely.

It is planned to resume all kinds of economic and social activities with strict observance of sanitary and epidemiological norms from 1 June 2020. Some restrictions will still be in effect after June 1, such as holding mass cultural, sports, scientific, family and memorable events; activities of entertainment venues; children's entertainment venues and playgrounds; Internet clubs and computer game clubs, and activities of organizations in the sphere of preschool education.

Public transport has been relaunched since May 25 in Bishkek. Since then, public buses, trolleybuses and minibuses have started to operate again. All passengers should wear masks and maintain a safe distance.

Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and UAE refrain from resuming flights to Kyrgyzstan according to the Civil Aviation Agency. The algorithm for arrivals through airports has changed. PCR analysis is no longer taken upon arrival, and passengers are not sent for observation. All citizens arriving in Kyrgyzstan fill out a questionnaire, install a mobile application on their phone and are allowed to go home.

On 28 April, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov chaired a regular narrow format meeting of the Security Council, with the participation of heads of several state bodies and the mayor of the capital city of Bishkek. Taking into consideration the epidemiological situation, the state of emergency has been extended in the cities of Bishkek, Osh, Dzhalal-Abad and At-Bashy region of Naryn Oblast until 10 May 2020 inclusive.

According to the joint Ministerial Order No. 751 of 25 September, all incoming foreign passengers via airways (with no differentiation of the countries they are coming from) have to provide negative PCR test results dated no more than 72 hours before arrival and go through thermo-scanning screening. Passengers with any clinical symptoms are subject to hospitalization into the health facilities identified by the Ministry of Health and will be further examined and treated according to the algorithm approved by the Ministry of Health.

People coming to the country via land transport (e.g. drivers of vehicles or trains) have to provide negative PCR test results dated no more than 72 hours before arrival and are subject to examinations including thermo-scanning. In case of clinical symptoms, they are subject to a rapid test and hospitalization in specialized hospitals if COVID-19 positive. When they have negative test results, they are allowed to enter the country.