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Vaccinations: border BAJGIRAN/Ashgabat

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:44 am
by Jasmin
Hi all,

I am starting to plan my 2017 trip and getting all my vaccinations into my WHO booklet. I read on caravanistan that at the border Iran to Turkmenistan the authorities want you to get a polio shot or something at the border. But that was in 2013.

- Anyone in recent years experienced this?

Also about the transit Visa: Is it even worth trying for it or will I just need to save extra cash to book a 3-day no frills tour as I just want to see the crater and then head to Uzbeistan/Tajikistan and spend time in the Pamir?

Thanks for your insights and happy travels,

Re: Vaccinations: border BAJGIRAN/Ashgabat

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:12 am
by steven
Hi Jasmin,

quite a lot of people have been getting it so far. The only people who have been refused AFAIK, were working for a human rights organisation. So I would say, at the moment chances are high that you will get it. If it fails, there's always the tour option.

Polio shot was a weird one-off, I think.