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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby BakuBound » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:38 am

Anyone planning a trip should assume the situation in coming weeks will be getting worse, not better. The virus however doesn't transmit well in hot weather, so it's reasonable though not certain to expect a resolution by summer, if not earlier.
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby steven » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:35 am

Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan also suspended flights to China. I heard Qolma Pass in Tajikistan also remains closed.

https://akipress.com/news:634075:Turkme ... _to_China/
https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2020/02/01/uzb-chona/
https://kaktus.media/doc/405242_mir_zak ... ralia.html

Pakistan has resumed flights to China

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/p ... ts/1722131
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby Koo » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:36 am

Hi, does anyone know if the borders reopened with Kyrgyzstan? It was supposed to be closed until end of CNY on 31st of January. I'm starting my trip in Central Asi soon from China, but I'm affraid to get stuck at the border.
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby Christian77 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:35 pm

A coronavirus death has been reported in Turkmenistan, and there are other suspected cases. https://turkmen.news/news/v-turkmenista ... in-boleet/

Don't expect any sort of official confirmation, but expect the possibility that neighboring countries may believe the report and become even more restrictive with Turkmen border crossings.
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby BakuBound » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:26 am

February 2 report that Kyrgyzstan's borders with China are closed.

https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Kyrgyzstan_ ... ak-1402612?

Remember that more and more places are banning entry to those who have been in Mainland China within the past 14 days and many flights out of China are being cancelled. Plan your exit carefully, and don't wait.
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby sljnsn » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:42 am

Also hoping to cross from Urumqi to Kazakhstan in early March... is this too optimistic? Thanks so much for all the info so far.
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby cztt346 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:58 pm

By now, all international passenger trains in China has been cancelled.
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby Christian77 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:34 pm

Dushanbe airport is sending anyone who has been in China to a quarantine facility for 14 days - regardless of citizenship and regardless of where the flight is from. A flight from Dubai to Dushanbe had Chinese diplomats who thought they were exempt. They were not: https://akhbor-rus.com/-p3720-162.htm

The direct flights from China are cancelled (that's well know), and now it seems that a connecting flight is not a way around this. https://akhbor-rus.com/-p3720-162.htm
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby BakuBound » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:29 am

Yes, March is too optimistic to expect a resolution of the travel restrictions.

To repeat, because it is important, if you are leaving China to just about anywhere, there is the risk of being banned or quarantined, and this risk is likely to increase in coming weeks.

So if you're now travelling in China, best to get out ASAP. And if you're not in China now, don't head there until the epidemic is resolved. The risk of getting ill may be low, but the risk of travel and other restrictions creating enormous havoc is very high.
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China Railway: All International Passenger Trains Has Been Cancelled

Postby cztt346 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:17 pm

According to China State Railway Group Co.,Ltd (China Railway ,"CR"), all international trains has been cancelled.
Russian Railway Jan/30/2020
According to the notice of Russia Railway Corporation, from January 31, 2020 to March 1, 2020, 402 / 401( from Suifenhe to Grodekovo) and 653 / 654 passenger trains (from Manzhouli to Zaibaikalsk/Chita) were suspended.
Mongolian Railway Feb/01/2020
According to the notice of Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Railway Co., Ltd., from February 1, 2020 to March 2, 2020, the sale of passenger train tickets from Beijing to Moscow via Ulaanbaatar K3, from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar K23, from Hohhot to Ulaanbaatar 4652 / 4653, and from Erlian to Ulaanbaatar 685 / 681 to non Mongolian citizens is suspended.
Kazakhstan Railway Jan/30/2020
According to the notice of Kazakhstan railway state-owned stock company, from February 1, 2020, the operation of k9795 / k9796 passenger trains between Urumqi and Almaty will be suspended;
From February 2, 2020, the passenger train k9797 / k9798 from Almaty / Nursultan to Urumqi will temporarily run to Dostyk station in Kazakhstan.
North Korea Railway Jan/30/2020
According to the notice of the Ministry of Railways in D.P.R. Korea, K27 / K28 (from Beijing to Pyongyang)will be suspended from January 30, 2020; 95 /85(from Pyongyang to Dandong) and 7263 / 8271 from manPu to Ji'an will be suspended from January 31, 2020.
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