Kazakhstan Border Permit
Border Zones of Kazakhstan
Formerly, obtaining permission was a prerequisite for entering specific areas of the Kazakh Altai near the border. This obligation has been rescinded. Currently, a border zone permit is only requisite if your travels take you in close proximity to the Russian and Chinese borders, such as around Mount Belukha or the Rahmanov Springs. Visiting Lake Markakol does not necessitate a border zone permit.