Good news for tourists visiting Kazakhstan

Assumption Cathedral in Almaty © Dmitry Erokhin

Starting on January 9, 2024, Kazakhstan will officially abolish the “tourist fee” (also known as the “bed tax”), which ranged from US$1.5 to around US$4 per day and was required from all visiting foreigners over 18 years of age. The country’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports has issued an order cancelling these payment throughout the country.

The bed tax is abolished after being implemented for exactly one year. Originally planned for 2022, the introduction of the tax was then postponed to January 2023 due to the COVID 19 pandemic.