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by wtcrit
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Pamir Highway landslide
Replies: 30
Views: 19252

Re: Pamir Highway landslide

A further substantial portion of the Kulob - Kalai-Khumb road (the terrible bit before you reach the panj river) is being upgraded by Chinese workers. Still early days though, nothing close to completion.
by wtcrit
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Cross-border market in Khorog and Ishkashim
Replies: 16
Views: 9966

Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh

I was in Khorog last week, although the border market had been closed there was a strong rumour it was reopening that Saturday (9th July). Even PECTA seemed hopeful. I have no idea what actually happened as I had left by then. This is just for the KHOROG market, Ishkoshim remains closed. Fwiw I thin...
by wtcrit
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 197
Views: 70604

Re: Tajikistan launches evisa with GBAO permit

Just did Dushanbe-Osh on the e-visa. At the airport the officials did not seem to know what the e-visa was. Ultimately i got one stamp on my entry card, nothing in the passport itself, and no GBAO stamp. This left me relying on the printed e-visa, and its dubious GBAO stamp, for GBAO roadstops. As i...
by wtcrit
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Can't buy Markus Hauser's map of the Pamirs - anywhere.
Replies: 5
Views: 3153

Re: Can't buy Markus Hauser's map of the Pamirs - anywhere.

Is this map likely to be available in Khorog, e.g. at the PECTA offices?
by wtcrit
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 197
Views: 70604

Re: Tajikistan launches evisa with GBAO permit

It doesn't seem to, and it's worked in chrome before. I think it's a problem at their end, I just don't see why it's sometimes messed up and other times fine.

Edit: working fine again just now, in Chrome. Rushed mine through in a serious hurry whilst I could!
by wtcrit
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 197
Views: 70604

Re: Tajikistan launches evisa with GBAO permit

I'm still having trouble with parts of the application not loading, is this just me? I haven't seen anyone else mention it, but 3 of the 5 times I have looked it has been messed up (including the two times that I have actually intended to fill it in).
by wtcrit
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 197
Views: 70604

Re: Tajikistan launches evisa with GBAO permit

Firstly, at time of writing the website appears to be buggy. I had a look earlier in the week and it seemed fine, but now parts of the form are not loading properly. Hopefully they get it fixed quickly. Secondly, I have a query. The FAQ on the website seems to imply that you must enter the GBAO on t...
by wtcrit
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kazakh,kyrgyz,tajik and uzbek for one month
Replies: 2
Views: 1848

Re: Kazakh,kyrgyz,tajik and uzbek for one month

What days will you be there? Have you considered diverting via the Wakhan valley in Tajikistan - it seems to be a far more interesting route than the direct Murghab - Khorog route, and with more places to stop and stay.
by wtcrit
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Visa on Arrival for British
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Re: Visa on Arrival for British

Well, they did claim it was a recent change, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they are wrong. Either way, if you can't get the GBAO permit on arrival, I think it is best for a traveller in a hurry to go to a neighbouring embassy if at all possible. In fact I'm increasingly convinced that the qu...
by wtcrit
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Visa on Arrival for British
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Re: Visa on Arrival for British

I should chip in here. Brit living in NZ, nearest tajik embassy is literally about 12 hours flying away in Japan. Emailed British embassy in Dushanbe regarding VOI, they claim I CAN'T get it, even without the gbao. I'm currently weighing up between trying to get visa and gbao in Almaty or Bishkek (w...

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