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Newsline: U.S. approves voluntary departure of some consulate staff from Kazakhstan

The United States said it had approved the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members from the consulate general in the Kazakh city of Almaty, amid an ongoing state of emergency in the country. (https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/us-approves-voluntary-departure-some-consulate-staff-kazakhstan-2022-01-08/) “U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan should be aware that violent protests may severely impact the U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services, including assistance to U.S. citizens departing Kazakhstan,” the State Department said.

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