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by B7474U3
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Best Pamir route for seeing old Soviet stuff?
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Best Pamir route for seeing old Soviet stuff?

Hello, I’m just wondering what would be the best route to take across the Pamirs to see old Soviet stuff? I’m thinking of things like border markers, Bus Stops, Mosaics, monuments...etc? Is the main Pamir Highway better or is there also interesting Soviet stuff along the Wakhan Valley or Bartang Val...
by B7474U3
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan visa-free regime from February 1, 2019: Q&A
Replies: 16
Views: 4048

Re: Uzbekistan visa-free regime from February 1, 2019: Q&A

Hello, I am a British citizen planning to fly into Tashkent travel down to Samarkland then into Tajikistan to do some hiking in the Fann mountains then back across the border the same way. Any issues with doing this with the visa-free rule leaving Uzbekistan then coming back in a few days later? Al...
by B7474U3
Mon May 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Tashkent airport: reports and Q&A
Replies: 37
Views: 12181

Re: Tashkent airport: reports and Q&A

I used Tashkent Airport earlier in the month. Arrival was straight forward. Immigration: There was no queue and I was on my way "visa-fee" quickly. Money Changer: There are two money change desks at either end of the immigration desks. Both of these are double-fronted money change desks wi...
by B7474U3
Mon May 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 189
Views: 65635

Re: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A

Does anyone know if you are required to have the e visa printed? I don't know if it is a requirement to have a printed copy but this was my experience: When I crossed via the Oybek crossing the officer "entry" stamped the printed e-visa form and then gave it back to me. On exit from Tajik...
by B7474U3
Mon May 13, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Oybek - Buston (UZ-TAJ) border crossing
Replies: 28
Views: 12154

Re: Oybek - Buston (UZ-TAJ) border crossing

I used this crossing in both directions earlier in the month. It was straight-forward in both directions, taking no more than 15 minutes (there were no queues / trucks / coaches...etc when I crossed). All staff I encountered on both the Uzbek side and Tajik side were polite and professional. There w...
by B7474U3
Mon May 13, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan: visa runs on visa-free
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Re: Uzbekistan: visa runs on visa-free

Data Point: I did a day trip from Tashkent to Khujand via the Oybek Crossing using a UK passport (visa-free), going to Khujand in the morning and coming back to Tashkent the same evening. The crossing was quick and straight forward in both directions. On the return to Uzbekistan my passport was stam...
by B7474U3
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Astana / Almaty Airport Customs
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Astana / Almaty Airport Customs

Hello, I'm trying to find some information as to whether personal valuables for a short trip to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan need to be declared with customs upon arrival / departure? I'm talking about stuff like like an iPhone, Camera & Lenses, Laptop...etc. I've looked online and the limited info...

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