Dreaming of a trip to Mongolia or Kazakhstan? After a change in visa regulation, they're more accessible than ever
Many visitors to Mongolia will not need a tourist visa if they travel between 25 June 2014 and 31 December 2015.
The country's immigration department has relaxed visa requirements for 42 nationalities, including: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa-Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay.
US, Germany and Canada nationals have been able to travel to the country without tourist visas in the past, but it is hoped that this new legislation will encourage visitors from other countries too.
Kazakhstan officials have also relaxed tourist visa requirements. From 14 July 2015, nationals of the following countries no longer need visas for visits of 15 days or less: USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, UAE, Korea, Japan.
To check if you need a visa for your travels, see The Visa Machine. If you do need one, you can get £5 off every visa ordered at The Visa Machine with our exclusive voucher code.