Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

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Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

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Viktoras wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:41 am
There seems to be some credible news from Tajikistan. The country is easing some of the restrictions, no news about re-opening borders though
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN23M0WC
Here's some critical analysis: https://eurasianet.org/the-mystery-of-t ... n-covid-19

Refusing to admit sick people to the hospital while kicking out still sick people from the same will give the Tajik government some sort of statistical "success" with its battle against coronavirus.

As for elsewhere, Kyrgyzstan is entering a second wave of infections after lifting some of its local restriction on business and transport: https://menafn.com/1100340658/Kyrgyzsta ... D-19-cases There is a much more detailed article in Russian out there somewhere...

And Kazakhstan is also starting its second wave: https://eurasianet.org/kazakhstan-grapp ... virus-wave

So... lift restrictions = second wave, at least in Central Asia. I'm assuming my next trip will be mid-2021 at the soonest.
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Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

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Turkey opened the border again (not with Iran). Kurdistan is still locked, but with the right paperwork via the consulate, we got out. Report of the crossing at viewtopic.php?p=36566#p36566
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Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

Post by levelo »

As far as I know Russia is still a no-go for EU passport holders.
I've been trying to find at least some ray of hope for the summer, but failed.
Are there even talks ( within Russia ) of reopening in the next few weeks or months ?
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Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

Post by EricAngelo »

This CoVid... hope it's soon over.

Had a trip to Russia in May, of course cancelled.

Now had a trip planned to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan beginning of August. Just checked with the airlines (going through Turkey) and flight is yet not cancelled. So, still having my fingers crossed. Will keep you guys posted if I get any further info.

Had another trip to Namibia end of August which seems a bit off at the moment. Government is obliging tourists to have CoVid negative test (72h prior to departure) + asking for an extra test once landing in Namibia. They are planning to open up mid September. Just sharing this info as FYI. Let's see what Central Asian countries have planned :)
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