Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates

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Re: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates

Postby cyberol » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:01 pm

Crossed from Iran to Turkmenistan at Bajgiran border at the end of August with our own vehicle.

Iran side:
Was easy and pleasant. Opens at around 8-8:30am

TKM side:
At Bajgiran, the border opens from 9am to 5:30pm with a lunch time from noon to 1pm.
(One of my TKM friend told me that the other borders have a lunch time from 12:30 to 2pm!)
One of the older officer took me to his Soviet-style office. He was well drunk and still drinking his bottle of vodka as he asked if I could help him with my heart!! Not sure how many dollars is a heartily help lol

The car check was not as thorough as I had heard and they did not check any cameras, computer, hard disks, books, iphone, ..

About 10 people working on the TKM side, better at smoking cigarettes and joking than doing their job in a fast and efficient way.

In the end, I had to pay:
- 3 US$ for disinfection
- 25US$ for entry and transit passage!
- 24 US$ for compensation of fuel cost (even though I made sure my tank was almost empty to avoid that very tax!!)
- 45 US$ for 3rd party liability car insurance (not sure for how long it is valid)
- 5 US$ for processing & permit
- And bunch of cigarettes ;-)
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Re: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates

Postby thacaldeirinha » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:04 pm

Hello All, does any of you know if the border is open during weekends - saturday and sunday ? that time ? thanks
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