Increased Pakistani tourists traveling to Kyrgyzstan result in high revenues for Manas International Airport – report unveils data
According to reports, the country has witnessed a significant rise in the number of Pakistanis applying for Kyrgyztan's tourist visa since July 2021.
Did you know that Pakistanis love travelling to Kyrgyzstan? As a result of this frequent traveling, Manas International Airport, the main international airport of Kyrgyzstan, has made $540,000 through flights from Pakistan.
Reports unveil surprising travel figures
During a meeting of the Committee for Transport, Communications, Architecture, and Construction of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan, The Chairman of the Board of Manas International Airport OJSC, Bakyt Sharsheev, said:
More than 12,000 tourists from Pakistan, India, and other South Asian states have arrived in Kyrgyzstan for different purposes to date.
The Head of Kyrgyzstan’s Main Directorate of Border Control of the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security, Nurlanbek Zhalbiev, stated:
532 Pakistanis entered, and 1,596 left the country between the 1st and the 5th of September 2021.
According to reports, the country has witnessed a significant rise in the number of Pakistanis applying for Kyrgyztan’s tourist visa since July 2021. The majority of these people are applying for permits via the country’s Electronic Visa portal.
Nurlanbek Zhalbiev further shared that 7,500 tourist visas were issued to Pakistani citizens through the Electronic Visa system between July and August 2021. Sources state that no offenses were registered against Pakistani tourists during the said period.
Why are Pakistanis so attracted to Kyrgyztan’s tourism?
According to details, Kyrgyzstan is recognized worldwide as a very safe country with several tourist attractions. It is a relatively cheap country to travel to, featuring thousands of mountain trails that reach high peaks, gorgeous passes, and beautiful alpine lakes that appeal to Pakistani outdoor enthusiasts.
Popular destinations of the country include Bishkek (the national park), Issyk Kul (massive lake amid mountains), Osh (marketplace and monument), Song Kul (rural lake alongside mountain scenery), Karakol (ski resort and hot spring), and Ala Archa (mountain park). This explains why the tourism numbers of the country have been growing by the year.
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