turkmenistan with my car from Slovakia to pamir highway

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alexander.sabo
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turkmenistan with my car from Slovakia to pamir highway

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Hi, I want croising over turkmenistan with my car from Slovakia to pamir highway. You, somebody know how i can in sommer 2022 make this trip? I know, that turkmenistan is now closed, but you know when by open? My way is EU, turkey, iran, turkmenistan, tajikistan, kigistan, uzbekistan and back. About 13000 km. Thank you, Alexander from Slovakia
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Burton
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Re: turkmenistan with my car from Slovakia to pamir highway

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I'm by no means a specialist of the region, but I wouldn't count on Turkmenistan opening their borders anytime soon. The government seems way too happy to have found a pretext to close the borders (not that they really needed one anyway...). If I were you, I'd find another itinerary. Also, I think it's not so easy going to Iran with your own vehicle. You may want to search about this in the Iran section of the forum. I remember it being quite cumbersome.
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Re: turkmenistan with my car from Slovakia to pamir highway

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You could do that if Turkmenistan opens up (big if, as Burton pointed out), though you will need a carnet de passage en douane (I couldn't find who issues these in Slovakia - perhaps ÚAMK). This usually requires that you put down a deposit on the car (it's to prevent you from selling the car in Iran essentially).

Alternatively, you could go via Iran/Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan (via the Baku-Aktau). Going via Georgia instead of Iran will save you the headache of getting a carnet for your car, as Iran is the only country on your route, which requires these.

Other than that, the Iranian visa is very easy to get at the moment (online agency+1 embassy visit - I recommend Turkey/Erzurum instead of Vienna), Azerbaijan and Tajikistan have e-visas.
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Post by h.ahmadybirgani »

Dear Alexander,

I have the same itinerary as you. But now I am at the door of Turkmenistan. Recently just lorries and trucks with invitation letters can pass across Turkmenistan. No traveler and car is allowed to pass unfortunately.

I am routinely in contact with the Turkmenistan embassy. However, I do not know whether to choose Afghanestan to pass or not?? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Regards.

Hesam/
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