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by Milad
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Soomar-Mandali border
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Soomar-Mandali border

it's been reopened for trading between Iran and Iraq, not sure about tourism At the moment, Iraq does not allow anyone to enter except persons having an imperative reason to travel, and Iran is not issuing tourist visas, meaning you cannot go there anyway. While these restrictions are in place, que...
by Milad
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Russia and Belarus sign visa recognition agreement
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Russia and Belarus sign visa recognition agreement

Hi all, although we are more or less unable to make use of this right now, this may ease overland travel Europe -> Russia in the future a lot: Belarus and Russia have finally signed the mutual visa recognition agreement (which had been drafted years ago and was postponed several times). This means t...
by Milad
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 243
Views: 37481

Re: Coronavirus border closures

This information is a mixture of information I have by personal relatives living in Iran and the official travel advice of the German MFA, which is usually up to date: Getting a visa: Visa issuance is not officially suspended. This does not mean that you will certainly get a visa, they might simply ...
by Milad
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Poperechnoe Uba festival
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Poperechnoe Uba festival

Haven't you read the news in the past month?
by Milad
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 243
Views: 37481

Re: Coronavirus border closures

Is it safe to assume they're doing this to close down any international tourism at this point? Or is it to monitor people if they get into the country? I'm still slated to go mid to late summer, but not particularly confident this will really take place. At the moment, we're in a rare situation: Th...
by Milad
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 243
Views: 37481

Re: Coronavirus border closures

Foreign citizens are banned from entering Georgia until further notice.
by Milad
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Europe to S. Korea - Best Itinerary
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Europe to S. Korea - Best Itinerary

Yes, you can go to Mongolia. The only issue will be the Russian visa, which is not particularly easy to get on the road (although Ulan-Bator is the major exception) and a tourist visa has a maximum validity of 30 days (for double-entry tourist visas from your first entry into Russia until your last ...
by Milad
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Europe to S. Korea - Best Itinerary
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Europe to S. Korea - Best Itinerary

Well, you should decide first if you are willing to spend thousands of euros to get your car through China (as self-driving without a guide is not allowed). If not, your only option to get to South Korea is the Vladivostok-Donghae ferry bypassing North Korea, whose fate is unknown as it is currently...
by Milad
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Pakistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 100
Views: 28103

Re: Pakistan E-visa Q&A

People are desperate to get seats on the few evacuation planes currently leaving Pakistan and you are really asking this question right now? Wow...
by Milad
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 243
Views: 37481

Re: Coronavirus border closures

Hey everybody! We are two Swedes who started a round the world bicycle journey 6 weeks ago from Sweden. We have biked across the Baltics, Poland and now we are stuck in Ukraine because of the border closures. Our plan is to bicycle through the Balkans to Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbajdzjan, Iran...