Bor Dobo - Kyzylart by bicycle

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jiri
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Bor Dobo - Kyzylart by bicycle

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We recently (4 June 2015) crossed by bicycle from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan. It seems common now to ask for a customs declaration for the bike when leaving Kyrgyzstan as the custom officer proudly presented a folder of receipts from other cyclists who also couldn't produce one. Penalty would have been $20 or 1000 som, but after another cyclist showed up without the form, the help of a Swiss guy who spoke better russian than us and finally making clear that we wanted to talk to the Embassy he preferred to have the bunch of Europeans out.
Not sure it was corruption - there were receipts - but I never had to declare a bike before. Tajik border post was hasslefree afterwards, tea and cookies served :-)
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Thanks. I would classify that as corruption. Before they were friendlier reports said, but I guess now they got used to cyclists so they feel ok with ripping them off.
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Re: Bor Dobo - Kyzylart by bicycle

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Yeah, you have to be careful as there are some border patrol guys who just seem to make up their own rules to get a bit of money out of you. And you can see my Hydromax results on https://www.the5x5project.com/my-hydrom ... ew-results now. Some of them are ok though.
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Post by mazeno »

i guess it is not corruption, it is come back of vriemienny vvoz (temporary import); you should get it while entering eec.
http://caravanistan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1175
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