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by Valikhanov
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan Corona virus quarantine
Replies: 22
Views: 2935

Re: Kazakhstan Corona virus quarantine

From March 12th, Kazakhstan denies entry for citizens of Germany and other countries with a high number of covid-19 infections, according to German Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender/kasachstan-node/kasachstansicherheit/206342 If you hold such a pas...
by Valikhanov
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan Corona virus quarantine
Replies: 22
Views: 2935

Re: Kazakhstan Corona virus quarantine

Apparently Turkmenistan also implemented a similar quarantine already 2 or 3 days ago. https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender/turkmenistan-node/turkmenistansicherheit/206774 (German MoFA) As for the Kazakh quarantine, I doubt that it will be possible to enforce it for a long time. ...
by Valikhanov
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Visa on arrival Dushanbe
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Visa on arrival Dushanbe

Thank you, Christian.
I am planning to fly into Dushanbe with Somon Air from Almaty. Since I speak Russian, I am able to explain myself. So I think I´ll give it a try.
by Valikhanov
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Visa on arrival Dushanbe
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Visa on arrival Dushanbe

Hi there, I am somewhat confused about the requirements for obtaining a visa on arrival at Dushanbe airport. While several websites claim that all you need is a passport (e.g. https://www.ivisa.com/tajikistan-blog/tajikistan-visa-on-arrival), this official Tadjik site mentions an electronic applicat...
by Valikhanov
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Sights of Semey
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Sights of Semey

Hi, I am considering a flight to Semey for one weekend (Friday afternonn - Sunday afternoon). I mainly want to do the trip because of the the old An-24 aircrafts, which are still in use between Almaty and Semey (Jushnoe Nebo Airlines). However, I´d like to know, wether there is anything special to s...
by Valikhanov
Thu May 31, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbek Embassy in Almaty 3rd party visa application drop off and pick up
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: Uzbek Embassy in Almaty 3rd party visa application drop off and pick up

I don´t know about submitting the application, but I picked up the passport of my girlfriend along with mine without problems.
I´d just try.
by Valikhanov
Sat May 05, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Khorgos ICBC trip reports
Replies: 11
Views: 3312

Re: go to Korgos(China) free commercial area,without visa

So I´ve done the trip with a friend, who is doing business there. While we had our private transport, there should be marshrutkas from Avtovokzal Sayran in Almaty: http://сайран.kz/news/394/ Price is supposed to be 440 tenge and the bus leaves at 11.30 pm. There are trains from Astana and Almaty as ...
by Valikhanov
Fri May 04, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Khorgos ICBC trip reports
Replies: 11
Views: 3312

No Migration Card after re-entering Kazakhstan from Khorgas

Hi there, i am not sure what to think so I´d like to hear your opinion: I visited the Special Economic Zone at Khorgos on the border to China. While I received both an exit and re-entry-stamp from Kazakh customs, the didn´t take away my old migration card and they didn´t give out a new one. Since th...
by Valikhanov
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan trains / photography
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Re: Uzbekistan trains / photography

Hi Steve, if you already booked some accomodation, they might offer to book your train ticket in advance (for a fee, obviously). I know one hostel in Samarkand which did that for us. I prefer platskart when travelling alone, because it´s more interesting and not that less comfortable. If you are ver...
by Valikhanov
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Train Almaty - Bishkek
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Train Almaty - Bishkek

If you are already familiar with these kinds of trains and only looking for scenic views, I would doubt that the journey is very interesting. At least for the part between Almaty and Chu (first 6 hours) there is not much to see. Mainly hills, meadows and occasional cattle grazing there. The big moun...