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by billyh
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 243
Views: 38878

Re: Coronavirus border closures

Well, that’s it...that’s my Central Asia trip called off. At the last possible minute as when I heard the news I was literally in the queue to board the flight from Budapest to Nur-Sultan this afternoon, from what I could see still departed as normally (so I would have got into Kazakhstan, but not b...
by billyh
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Visit Azerbaijan after visiting Armenia
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: Visit Azerbaijan after visiting Armenia with a USA passport

From experience, I had no problems at all in December 2017 arriving at Baku Airport with a November 2016 stamp for Armenia. No questions, just happily stamped in.

Visiting Nagorno-Karabakh as mentioned would completely disallow entry to Azerbaijan.
by billyh
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan closes borders to citizens of 35 countries (coronavirus)
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Tajikistan closes borders to citizens of 35 countries (coronavirus)

What an odd list. Some countries with just one confirmed case are on there. Some countries with 100+ cases and several deaths are not on there.
by billyh
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: "Foreigners arriving from countries with coronavirus can not enter Kyrgyzstan"
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: "Foreigners arriving from countries with coronavirus can not enter Kyrgyzstan"

Both articles seem to just mention China, Japan, South Korea, Iran and Italy - I got a bit worried from the headline wording that it was all countries with even just one case, which means I’ll hopefully be ok with my British/Irish citizenship when I arrive there in a few weeks.
by billyh
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 243
Views: 38878

Re: Corona virus border closures

Pegasus cancelled my flights to Tehran via Istanbul this morning, I was meant to fly out on Sunday. Means my Central Asia trip will be missing a country, but my Iran visa is valid until early May at least and I still have Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan planned.
by billyh
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan Corona virus quarantine
Replies: 22
Views: 3735

Re: Coronavirus Monitoring

That is astonishing, and a huge amount of countries and potential tourists are affected by this. The UK are currently on nine cases, so one more and they'll receive the same treatment. I'll be flying to Nur-Sultan from Budapest next month on either my British or Irish passport. Happily there are no ...
by billyh
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Bishkek to Tashkent bus?
Replies: 21
Views: 15735

Re: Bishkek to Tashkent bus?

Anyone know if this is likely to be running as usual during Nowruz, and if tickets can still be easily bought a few days before departure? Planning to go Tashkent-Bishkek.
by billyh
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Iran e-visa system
Replies: 109
Views: 40459

Re: Iran e-visa system

Irish citizen in London here! Visited the London consulate last month as my evisa application had been stuck on a 'Waiting for Verification' message for over two weeks. Was pleasantly surprised when they told me they could sort that out there and then! Filled out a paper form and gave them my passpo...