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by levelo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 43163

Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

As far as I know Russia is still a no-go for EU passport holders.
I've been trying to find at least some ray of hope for the summer, but failed.
Are there even talks ( within Russia ) of reopening in the next few weeks or months ?
by levelo
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have Tajikistan and Turkmenistan done right to completely avoid the Corona Virus illness?
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: What have Tajikistan and Turkmenistan done right to completely avoid the Corona Virus illness?

Testing and non-reporting aside, I think it has to do with the fact that these 2 countries are less internationally linked to the outside world than their neigbors. Fewer cases because less businessmen and less tourists ( at least as far as Tajikistan is concerned, especially in the late winter when...
by levelo
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Anyone Stuck?
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Anyone Stuck?

It may be a " coronapanic "... or not. But there are facts, and you can't change them : borders are closed. And will most likely remain closed for quite some time. It is a personal view but I don't see them opening up soon, not even for this summer. Or if they do, there will be restrictions on EU/As...
by levelo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?
Replies: 16
Views: 4267

Re: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?

Christian has some good points. I think it is going to take a LONG time before things get back to " normal " and the dust eventually clears. I hope I'll be proven wrong, but that's what I fear. The main issue in the long run for us who can afford to travel in economically undeveloped countries ( for...
by levelo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 43163

Re: Coronavirus border closures

Hey Vikingbiking. I also started my ride 6 weeks ago from southern France. I made it as far as the Poland-Belarus border, then all hell broke loose. Borders closing everywhere, ahead of me and behind me. I decided to turn back on Saturday. Took a train back to the Poland-Germany border on Sunday. Ma...
by levelo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 43163

Re: Coronavirus border closures

As of today Belarus is still " open ". Probably for fly-ins only ( Poland and Ukraine have shut their land borders ). I am in Poland and I was supposed to cross tomorrow but the likelihood of ending up stuck there ( they might also shut all international flights or borders soon ) had me cancel my cr...
by levelo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 43163

Re: Corona virus border closures

I'd say that technically you haven't entered Spain if you don't go through customs and just stay in the transit zone.
You should be good to go in Russia.
by levelo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 43163

Re: Corona virus border closures

Yes Milad, until further development...
But it doesn't look too good, does it ?
by levelo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 43163

Re: Corona virus border closures

Here's what I've found about Russia. As of March 5 all travelers coming from a list of countries where the virus has been spreading fast will be put in mandatory quarantine ( China, S. Korea, Japan, Italy, Iran, France, Germany, Norway, the US of A, Spain, Switzerland, among others ) when arriving a...
by levelo
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir
Replies: 18
Views: 4913

Re: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir

Oui Stephparis :-). It is a classic, along with all the other books the Michauds have written about Afghanistan & Asia. They are easily found and have been translated in English and various other languages. Another outstanding book about the Afhan Pamir & Wakhan came out in 2012. It's called " Pamir...