If you aren’t able to travel during the month of January, then book flights to Almaty from United States during February instead. Flights to Almaty in February, while not as cheap as those in January, still average around $683.
The ideal time to book your flight to Almaty is 60 days in advance when prices tend to average $851. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United States for as low as $699.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Almaty is on a Saturday. Travelers who choose to depart for Almaty on a Saturday will often find tickets for as low as $824. When flying out on a Friday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United States to Almaty for around $1,017.
At noon is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Almaty when you can find flight prices for as low as $883. Flying to Almaty at noon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. In the morning is when there is more demand to fly to Almaty, so prices are often more expensive at around $995 per ticket.
Typically, the best ski conditions are found in January, when the temperatures are lower and there is a chance of fresh snow. Popular places to ski in the Almaty area include Shymbulak Ski Resort.
Currently, Kazakhstan travel restrictions include travel to Almaty. Kazakhstan has restricted the entry of most foreign nationals and suspended most flights except for state flights, ferry flights, sanitary flights, and technical landings for refueling purposes. From June 20, Kazakhstan will reopen flights from China, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey; however, only certain categories of people will be allowed to enter on these flights. These include: diplomats, direct-family members of Kazakhstani citizens, residency permit holders, and some employees of designated companies in critical industries. Travelers arriving on flights originating from China, South Korea, Japan, Georgia, and Thailand will have their temperature taken and be required to complete a questionnaire. Those arriving on flights originating from Turkey will have their temperature taken, be required to complete a questionnaire, and will need to provide proof (via PCR test and dated no more than five days before their arrival to Kazakhstan) of their negative status for COVID-19. Those without PCR test results will be tested in Kazakhstan and their residence within 48 hours of arrival. Travelers arriving on flights originating from other countries will have their temperature taken, be required to complete a questionnaire, and will need to provide proof (via PCR test and dated no more than five days before their arrival to Kazakhstan) of their negative status for COVID-19. Those without test results will be held for up to two days in a quarantine facility in the city of their arrival and tested for COVID-19. If you are planning to travel to Almaty at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.