Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby steven » Sat May 07, 2016 2:34 pm

Update: the market has been closed for the past 3 months. No further info on possible opening in summer.
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby Leelicious » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:32 pm

Sat. 11 June, 2016
Still closed.
So is the other one near Khorog
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby OneChai » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:49 am

According to this post (in French) on is Facebook page from a person who is in the region, the border in both Khorog and Ishkashim are currently open
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby bwv812 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:35 pm

The borders are open (I believe the Ishkashim border was only very briefly closed), but the Ishkashim market remains closed according to that report. The good news is that he reports the Khorog border market being open.
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby charley777 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:27 am

I was in Ishkashim on 22nd july
The border is closed and there is no market.
Its visible from the road but just a bare space with empty stalls.
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby meconopsis » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:13 pm

Do you mean the border to Afghanistsn at Ishkashim is closed completely, or just for access to the (non-existant) market? The previous post from a week ago (by user OneChai) seemed to indicate that entry to Afghanistan was open around that same time?

charley777 wrote:I was in Ishkashim on 22nd july
The border is closed and there is no market.
Its visible from the road but just a bare space with empty stalls.
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby Michiel » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:57 pm

I was there early July. According to our Tajik guide, the border at Ishkashim is open, as long as you have a visa for Afghanistan. He told us the border may seem deserted, as there is no market anymore, but he showed us there is a security camera. If they see you waiting at the closed gate to actually go through immigration and on to Afghanistan, someone will eventually show up.
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby meconopsis » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:08 am

I am in Khorogh and can confirm that the border at Khorogh is open-- some people at our hostel just came back from Afghanistan yesterday via the Khorogh/Shugnan border. I am told by PECTA that the Ishkashim borded is open, too.

PECTA says both borders will be closed between August 25 and September 10 (approximately) due to some holiday.
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby steven » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:00 am

Update from Ishkoshim customs post: Bazaar closed till June due to snow on the Afghan side.

from viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2762#p9940
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby moffy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:31 am

Hello, we crossed the Eshkashim border check point in July. Got visas at Khorog, very easy process. If nobody is at the gate you can go to the building about 200m down the road towards Eshkashim to get someone.
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