Ishkashim border crossing (and market): open or closed?

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htatche
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby htatche » Tue May 29, 2018 2:12 pm

ventureforthphoto wrote:I am planning a trip to the Afghan Wakhan for this summer, and so have been in touch with a couple of guides on the Afghan side. They both report that the border crossing is open.


Great news ! Can you get a visa at that border ? Did the safety situation somehow degrade this last year ?
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby silkroadski » Tue May 29, 2018 3:06 pm

laurent_rio wrote:How about border market in Iskashim , is it still operated ?


I'm yet to make it there (we'll be there in a few days). But I'm told by several other travellers that have been through recently that the market stopped 3 years ago!

More to follow
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby ryzHalina » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:26 am

Can someone confirm that the market is closed?
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby JonoBails » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:57 pm

Any news on the current situation with the Tajik-Afghan border crossing into Ishkashim. What is the threat level posed by the Taliban?
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby laurent_rio » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:07 am

Market is no more due to attack from Taliban in the market (confirmed by TAJIK guard that catch me taking foto to other side of the river, they only warn dont take photo and please delete because "someone" from other side probably dont like it )
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby miko » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:44 pm

Hello.

I want to ask: Is the boarder market still closed?
If yes, is it possible to go to the other side of the river (afghan side where the market used to be) without visas? Thans for answer.
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby The Dane » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:41 am

Hi All,

Any one has some current information on this border due to the clash a few days ago.

All the best
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby satika » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:12 pm

Hi all,
Does anybody know the current situation at the border? People say it's closed but also that it's open. All because the president visits the Pamir region in Murghab and Khorog...
I'm not talking about the market but really about the border itself ;)

Hopefully anyone has past the border the last week!

Regards saskia
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby CapnAvocado » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:53 pm

Hey!

Has anyone got any recent information about the border market and the possibility of crossing into the Afghan side of town on a Tajik visa? Most recent information I can find is from around a year back so I was wondering whether there have been any developments recently?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Ishkashim border crossing: open or closed?

Postby bwv812 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:27 pm

Still closed. You could never cross over to Afghan Ishkashim without an Afghan visa; only the market.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7534#p26576
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