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by Christian77
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?

My comment is more for the fully-independent budget travellers who do a mix of the most popular destinations plus some off-the-beaten-track places. The Pamir Highway, whenever it opens up will be fine for those who are paying for a tour or for their own driver. I'm thinking more about how I travel, ...
by Christian77
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures
Replies: 204
Views: 22886

Re: Coronavirus border closures

The Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border is closed as of today. The Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan-Tajikistan border is closed as of yesterday. Tajikistan is effectively shut to the world. https://twitter.com/AkhborCom/status/1242434561201582080 Your only option out of Tajikistan is the occasional eme...
by Christian77
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?

Aside from the very unpredictable estimates for how long the epidemic goes for, and for how long countries enact travel restrictions, there are some other considerations: 1. Some/many tour companies, operators, homestays, hotels and guides may be permanently out of business. They will not wait for t...
by Christian77
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures
Replies: 204
Views: 22886

Re: Coronavirus border closures

Tajikistan has expanded its quarantine list. The announcement was vague, but assume that both citizens of these countries and travelers who were recently in these countries will be quarantined for 14 days: China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Afghanistan, France, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britai...
by Christian77
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures
Replies: 204
Views: 22886

Re: Coronavirus border closures

Tajikistan will close all of its airports to both arriving and departing flights March 20.

Story (in Russian): https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikis ... -aeroporti
by Christian77
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures
Replies: 204
Views: 22886

Re: Coronavirus border closures

A citizen of Tajikistan going to school in Kyrgyzstan tried to get home via the Pamir Highway (he lives in Alichur). But he was told in Osh that the Pamir Highway crossing is closed. This just happened today, and the information is not confirmed. But consider that this is a local who regularly cross...
by Christian77
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures
Replies: 204
Views: 22886

Re: Coronavirus border closures

Stuck in Kyrgyzstan? Can't find a flight? Don't worry too much. Someone asked today and found out that the fee/fine to get an exit visa if you overstay your visa is only $60. From a reliable long-time expat: "if you are worried about your visa situation, don't worry. According to a communique b...
by Christian77
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures
Replies: 204
Views: 22886

Re: Coronavirus border closures

As of today, Kyrgyzstan is closed to foreigners. Only Kyrgyz citizens may enter: https://akipress.com/news:637366/ The Kyrgyz government has imposed a temporary ban on entry into the country for foreign nationals, Vice Prime Minister Altinai Omurbekova told a briefing today. The move will not affect...
by Christian77
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures
Replies: 204
Views: 22886

COVID-19 updates for Central Asia and the Caucasus

Eurasianet now has a regularly updated page with general news, government announcements, health updates, quarantine policies and border regulations related to the coronavirus: https://eurasianet.org/dashboard-coronavirus-in-eurasia This includes Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrg...
by Christian77
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures
Replies: 204
Views: 22886

Re: Coronavirus border closures

"Kyrgyzstan introduces home quarantine for travellers from 16 countries" https://en.fergana.ru/news/116012/ Until now, Kyrgyzstan has been placing people arriving from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan (category 1 countries in terms of spread risk) in a 14-day hospital quarantine. ...

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