Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

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Re: Coronavirus border closures / quarantine measures

Postby steven » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:58 am

Updates on the Coronavirus travel situation in Central Asia and the wider Silk Road are welcome below.

I made a separate page on the site with all the latest updates: https://caravanistan.com/coronavirus/
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Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

Postby Milad » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:47 pm

Mongolia has closed its border with China "to cars and pedestrians" due to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.It seems that flights continue (for now). Also, the official wording implicates that trains continue to run for now as well, but I would not count on this.
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby steven » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:20 am

Khorgos border with Kazakhstan is also closed: https://www.inform.kz/en/kazakhstan-shu ... s_a3608071
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby steven » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:40 am

Kyrgyzstan has also closed its borders with China: https://fergana.ru/news/114518/

Tajikistan has suspended flights with China: https://fergana.ru/news/114452/
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby Milad » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:51 pm

Russia has now also closed at least parts of the border, although there is conflicting information whether this affects all or only some border crossings, especially crossings in the Primorje region might be still open.
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby Milad » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:55 pm

Oh, and quite unsurprisingly, North Korea has also closed for tourism.
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby Christian77 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:01 am

A journalist based in Central Asia has pointed out that land border crossings with China and Kyrgyzstan close every year for Chinese New Year. But we'll see if they reopen after the holiday is finished (which China just extended into an extra-long public holiday).
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby BakuBound » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:36 am

Kazakhstan has stopped all rail, bus and air transport with China.

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking- ... o-neighbor
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby barrera1 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:29 pm

Hi, is this a legitimate news source? It is saying Turkmenistan has closed two major border points with Uzbekistan- can’t see that anywhere else though. https://turkmen.news/news/turkmenistan- ... ekistanom/
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Re: Corona virus border closures

Postby steven » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:23 am

barrera1 wrote:Hi, is this a legitimate news source? It is saying Turkmenistan has closed two major border points with Uzbekistan- can’t see that anywhere else though. https://turkmen.news/news/turkmenistan- ... ekistanom/


Probably true.
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