Citizens of Austria do not require a visa to Kazakhstan for stays of fewer than 30 days as part of a visa-free policy for countries with the large foreign direct investment in Kazakhstan's economy. The program was initially started on 15 July 2014 providing unilateral visa free access to 10 countries and in July 2015 it was further extended to a total of 19 countries, then to 43 in January 2017 and to 54 in September 2019.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this visa-free program has been suspended three times, almost consecutively, since 17 April 2020. On 4 May 2021, the program was suspended until 31 December 2021, and has been resumed on January 1, 2022. The entry without visa is permitted (including over land).