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by steven
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Travel Report: Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: Travel Report: Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan

Hi Aish, in a nutshell, travel remains very complicated in the region. You can travel to UZ, KG and TAJ. Kazakhstan is fuzzy to me, I am not sure if you could get a visa. You will need PCR tests whenever crossing a border, vaccination card doesn't count for much. Understand that the Kyrgyz-Tajik bor...
by steven
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan quarantine
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Covid restrictions

Hi Diana, there is a paragraph about quarantine measures on the coronavirus page. Here is what it says: Quarantine measures From time to time certain governments say that new arrivals need to go into quarantine. Quarantine is not enforced in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan or Kazakhstan. They mig...
by steven
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Pcr test laboratory Uzbekistan
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Pcr test laboratory Uzbekistan

In this Twitter thread you can find more tips for pcr test labs:

twitter.com/uzbekmodernist/status/1389260344653090817
by steven
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tajikistan Corona travel restrictions / e-visa issues Q&A
Replies: 83
Views: 10161

Re: Tajikistan Corona travel restrictions / e-visa issues Q&A

Quarantine is not enforced in any of the Silk Road countries. They might say you have to, but nobody checks and in reality everybody just goes about their business.
by steven
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan travel restrictions/reopening Q&A
Replies: 89
Views: 13094

Re: Uzbekistan travel restrictions/reopening Q&A

Hi there, does anybody know about crossing the land border from Tajikistan into Uzbekistan? Officially it's closed but is it at all possible? Border crossings with Tajikistan have been confirmed open for tourists. See the coronavirus page for a round-up of the latest news and more details (click th...
by steven
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Central Asian music - post your favourites!
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Re: Central Asian music - post your favourites!

Florian Coppenrath researches rap music in Central Asia and he has put together a Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1sa8GzjFS9TE6TFUeYtysi?si=B225k1lTRyyMQeHjEfMSmw&nd=1 The Sounds of Spotify has a collection of Central Asian folk songs: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6zZc6904zl...
by steven
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Can only vaccinated tourists visit Kyrgyzstan? No, everyone can.
Replies: 19
Views: 785

Re: Can only vaccinated tourists visit Kyrgyzstan? No, everyone can.

ccc wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:35 pm
Has anyone entered Kyrgyzstan by air with a vaccine document only, without PCR test?
Btw what kind of vaccine against covid accepted?
No one as far as I know. Make sure you have a pcr-test even if fully vaccinated.
by steven
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tajikistan Corona travel restrictions / e-visa issues Q&A
Replies: 83
Views: 10161

Re: Tajikistan Mandatory COVID-19 Jabs

I just caught the news that Tajikistan is mandating the experimental COVID-19 vaccines for all adult citizens. Does it seem that foreigners without the jab won't be allowed inside the country from this point forward? I've read that they started enforcing quarantine for tourists last week. I wouldn'...
by steven
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan
Replies: 14
Views: 4774

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Good question. That is a really confusing itinerary and it could be interpreted both ways, I think. Border police have been very lenient towards tourists pre-covid but now I don't know. Would be good if you could get confirmation that it won't be an issue from someone at the Ministry of Tourism or s...
by steven
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tajikistan Corona travel restrictions / e-visa issues Q&A
Replies: 83
Views: 10161

Re: Tajikistan Corona travel restrictions / e-visa issues Q&A

I have split off all the Taliban on the Pamir posts into this new topic: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12699. Let's keep this topic for corona-related rules and visa changes.