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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: 10090

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: 88
Views: 12990

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: 2072

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: 781

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: 10090

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: 4769

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: 10090

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.
by steven
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Uzbek-tajik-afghan land borders open?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Uzbek-tajik-afghan land borders open?

I am not certain, but it's my understanding that the Khorog border is still closed for the ordinary tourist.
by steven
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Georgia coronavirus travel restrictions Q&A
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Georgia coronavirus travel restrictions Q&A

Excellent report! Thank you!
by steven
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A

Keep us posted nimehner! I will honestly say I am very confused about the rules in Kazakhstan.