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History of Relations
The Republic of South Africa and the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) established full diplomatic relations in 1992. The Embassy in Astana is accredited on a non-residential basis to Kyrgyzstan.
South African Representation in Kyrgyz Republic
As there is no South African resident representation in Kyrgyzstan, but the South African Ambassador in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan is accredited to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on a non-resident basis.
H E Ms K S T Matthews
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
South African Embassy
Representation in South Africa
Visa Requirements for South Africans
South Africans do require a visa when traveling to Kyrgyzstan.
For more information please contact the South African Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan or the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
is continental, with light rainfall. Annual precipitation averages 300-600 millimetres.
At altitudes of 800 to 1,700 metres summers are hot and dry, averaging 26-30 C.
Lowland winters are relatively mild, averaging -5 C with frequent light snowfall.
Sunny weather is normal in both winter and summer, with an average of 247 days
of sunshine per year. The climatic conditions in the many mountainous regions
are more extreme.
For up-to-date weather information click here
The monetary unit is the Kyrgyzstan Som.
For current exchange
rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.
For current information on trade statistics between South
Africa and Kyrgyzstan, visit the website of the South African Revenue Service, or the Department
of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.
Groups and Information
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does one
A number of airlines operate to and from Bishkek. These include Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot and Air Kyrgyzstan.