This next section describes some of the formalities which face tourists who visit the Kyrgyz Republic:
Visas: most visitors to Kyrgyzstan need a visa. To obtain a visa it may be necessary to have an invitation.
When you arrive, you will have to go through the procedures for immigration and for Customs control.
There is a short, УExpressФ, Questionnaire that every visitor to the country is asked to complete.
Once here, it may be necessary to register with the local authorities Ц OVIR.
In theory, every foreigner is supposed to carry identification (e.g. Passports) with them.
For some parts of the country it is necessary to obtain permits.
When leaving the country, it may be necessary to have registered souvenirs and obtain permission to export them out of the country - see the section under "Customs".
Also, later in the "Practical Matters" section, there are notes about:
Insurance: Under Kyrgyz law, it is necessary for every tourist to carry insurance cover to meet medical expenses.
Driving in Kyrgyzstan : if you are bringing your own vehicle with you.
Crossing Torugart and Irkeshtam : if you are planning to cross the land border with China.
There are also some notes about money Ц and using exchange offices, banks, etc.