Hojayli - Konye-Urgench border crossing (UZ - TM)

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Hojayli - Konye-Urgench border crossing (UZ - TM)

Postby camgaut » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:53 pm

Can anyone confirm borders in Turkmenistan are closed on weekends? Thanks a lot in advance!
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Re: Border crossing from/to Turkmenistan

Postby steven » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:20 am

They are open. Where did you get this info?
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Re: Border crossing from/to Turkmenistan

Postby Frogs On Wheels » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:30 pm

Hello

I would like an info regarding the open borders between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Regarding the borders crossing map and previous comments, it seems ok. Though at the Turkmen embassy of Tehran, Iran, it is stated that the only borders we can select during the visa application is the Farap borders.

I would like to know if anybody applied from that embassy asking for a different exit point than Farap or decided to exit from Turkmenistan from a different exit point - e.g. Dashoguz or Urgench.

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Re: Border crossing from/to Turkmenistan

Postby camgaut » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:56 pm

Thank you Steven! I just remember chinese borders are closed on weekends and I was afraid this might be the same for Turkmenistan.
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Re: Border crossing from/to Turkmenistan

Postby steven » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:32 am

People have applied and exited from different exit points in turkmenistan, frogs.
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Re: Border crossing from/to Turkmenistan

Postby Rapha » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:24 am

Hello,
I read that Turkmenistan closed the Bajgiran border to Iran in December 2014? Does anyone have more information about that? Is it only for trucks or for everyone?
Is it actually possible/allowed to cross that border by bike?

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Re: Border crossing from/to Turkmenistan

Postby Frogs On Wheels » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:24 am

We picked up our visa for Turkmenistan in Mashad this morning and a swiss cyclist present there too got his visa with Bajgiran as entry point. So obviously open to cyclists, no worry ☺
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Re: Border crossing from/to Turkmenistan

Postby FlorVallejo » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:27 pm

Well, we picked up the visa 3 weeks ago to cross by the Konye Urgench (TK) - Hojeli (UZ) border, and in the hotel here in Nunus they are telling us that it is closed and that we have to get back to Urganch!!! Does anybody know something about this issue? Tks!
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Re: Border crossing from/to Turkmenistan

Postby steven » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:50 am

Did the hotel mention the reason or their source? It's not far to the border, might be worthwhile to have a look there. I wouldn't trust a single source. Get confirmation first.
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Re: Border crossing from/to Turkmenistan

Postby FlorVallejo » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:21 am

She told me that was under construction, that she had the report of some tourists that tried to cross.

Also, when I wrote this, I search in travel blogs. In this article of July 6th 2015, this guy says that it is closed and may be re-open by August 2015. (http://www.iwanderwhy.net/blog/crossing ... rkmenistan).

If we can, we will try to have a look today. Tell you later.
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