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by Bakhtiyark
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Tashkent airport to city by bus?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Tashkent airport to city by bus?

One more thing to mention is that Yandex Taxi has recently implemented card payments. Thus you can go essentially arrive at the city cashless and exchange your dollars there.
by Bakhtiyark
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Tashkent airport to city by bus?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Tashkent airport to city by bus?

Bus #62 and #95 dispatch from Airport to city. Fare is 3000UZS(about 30cents) Taxis are normally between 15000-50000UZS(up to 5$) depending on the distance. You can order taxi by using Yandex Taxi or MyTaxi(usually cheaper and has many times more drivers but might still require getting local sim-car...
by Bakhtiyark
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A
Replies: 28
Views: 4222

Re: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A

Does "visa-free" mean that ome can cross land border or its still via airplane only? If i understand correctly "Visa-free" means no more hassle related to obtaining an entry visa, "visa support codes" etc. No official information yet on the dates and conditions on lifting entry requirements, most n...
by Bakhtiyark
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A
Replies: 28
Views: 4222

Re: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A

There are some good news; Travel restrictions were eased and visa-free regime resumed for 30 countries: Italy Netherlands France Germany Spain Japan UAE Saudi Arabia Kuwait Poland Denmark Chile Hungary South Korea Bahrain Qatar Monaco Cyprus Iceland Finland Malta Portugal Liechtenstein Slovakia Luxe...
by Bakhtiyark
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Black market exchange
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Black market exchange

Forgot to mention, Most Uzbek ATMs charge a fee(1%, min 2000 UZS) on withdrawls and some banks tend to not accept cards issued by some foreign banks. I had trouble with withdrawing money from my Visa issued by KZ Bank from SQB ATMs, Mastercards from the same bank worked fine. I normally take 200 USD...
by Bakhtiyark
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 58
Views: 33333

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

What about to change manat in dollars I Is any bank that accept ?? ....or in black ....they accept ?? It depends on the city where are you staying, try asking around start with hotel receptionist, followed by shopkeepers, taxi driver, barbers etc. But never exchange dollar at the banks as they offe...
by Bakhtiyark
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Black market exchange
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Black market exchange

Apologies if this is the wrong sub forum but it seemed the most appropriate (borders); Presently planning to self drive the 5 Stans with my wife and child. I have no experience of black market currency exchanging and would appreciate any advice regarding this subject. Thank you Hi there, KZ/KRG/UZB...
by Bakhtiyark
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: CB Radio and Walkie Talkies?
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: CB Radio and Walkie Talkies?

Hello fellow travelers, We are planning to travel (parts of) the Silk Road with two cars. (Armenia-Georgia-Azerbadjan-Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan-Russia) We are going to self drive and want to be able to easily communicate between the cars. Are there any restrictions against bring...
by Bakhtiyark
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A
Replies: 28
Views: 4222

Re: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A

compulsory vaccination in kzh now https://caravanistan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=37771#p37771 When vaccination campaign started this February-March, it was initially "Voluntary" for most, only civil servants were obligated to receive their shots. As soft measures had no particular effect, Informati...
by Bakhtiyark
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tashkent to Shymkent border crossing Q&A
Replies: 51
Views: 20488

Re: Tashkent to Shymkent border crossing Q&A

Crossed the border on a car, Everything is as usual, although i was still sent to have a quick Covid test despite presenting vaccination passport. I thought it's not worth arguing considering this test is cheap, and most likely just for show. Amount of people crossing the border is lower than pre-co...