Kazakh tourist warned against travel to Kyrgyzstan resorts after plague outbreak

Posted on September 7, 2013 • Filed under: Eurasia, Tourist Warning, Travel Health

Kazakhstan residents are not recommended to visit Issyk-Kul lake resorts in Kyrgyzstan because of the bubonic plague outbreak, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing executive director of Kazakhstan Tourist Association (KTA) Rashida Shaikenova as saying. She said that KTA received an official letter from the Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry saying that the border with Kyrgyzstan may be closed. Akim (Governor) of Zhambyl oblast bordering on Kyrgyzstan mentioned this possibility as well. The regional authorities are planning to take all measures to prevent the disease from spilling into Kazakhstan. Read article

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