Travellers to Kyrgyzstan should not get immunized but they should be vaccinated with the most up-to-date Typhoid and Tetanus vaccines. We suggest you seek advice from your local GP or travel clinic on the proper immunisations and preventative measures.

Food and drink

Kyrgyzstan’s cuisine is mostly based on meat and rice. But, there are plenty of other choices for salads and vegetable choices. You can try local cuisines as you travel and they often overlap with those of other cultures.

Regarding alcohol, options are generally limited to vodka or beer. Anyone looking for something different – Scotch or Gin for example – can buy it duty free and bring it out. But, take note that mixers, which include tonic water, are incredibly difficult to come across in Central Asia!

Cultural Sensitivity

On our excursions, you’ll often interact with locals all with distinctive customs and customs. We therefore request that you be respectful and treat them with respect. Your tour-guides and tour-leaders will always be in a position to provide you with the appropriate advice.

Central Asia has a laid back approach to Islam. This is the first thing you must know when you travel there, especially in cities and towns. In places such as Bishkek you’ll be amazed by the length of women’s skirts! It’s an Muslim area so it is crucial to be aware in certain areas. T-shirts and shorts can be worn for both sexes but if visiting mosques, women should cover their shoulders and wear pants or skirts that are below the knees, and the male should not wear shorts.

With only a little over 15% of the population following Islam, the majority of the population is Islamic.

Russian Orthodoxy.

Language & Religion

Kyrgyzstan is one of two former Soviet Republics in Central Asia to retain Russian as an official language. Kyrgyzstan was declared an official bilingual nation in the 1990’s, adding Kyrgyz as the official language. Also, there are Uzbeks from the ethnic group and Tajiks in certain areas of Kyrgyzstan due to previous Soviet policy.

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