land border between Afghanistan & Turkmenistan

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wanderlust2
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land border between Afghanistan & Turkmenistan

Postby wanderlust2 » Tue May 14, 2019 1:06 am

Hi all,
I am planning to visit Afghanistan this summer. And IF all falls in place (there are currently a lot of very big "if"s), I'd like to enter Turkmenistan from Herat.

Does anyone know if the border between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan at Torghundi-Serhetabat border is open for travel ? Is there transport between Herat and Torghundi? From all recent accounts (2019), land travel is deemed unsafe between most cities in central and eastern part of the country. Is that true for this border as well?
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Re: land border between Afghanistan & Turkmenistan

Postby thijsbroekkamp » Thu May 16, 2019 10:15 am

I don't know it for certain but it looks unlikely to be open for travel. Turkmenistan is getting anxious with Afghan border, with recent confrontations and rising tensions. Even though they wise to remain neutral in conflicts they cannot longer ignore the issues and are in fact sending more military to the border. We couldn't go to far out of Herat city (september 2018) as the surroundings were deemed unsafe. So if the road from Turkmen border to Herat is a safe route to take is highly questionable.
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Re: land border between Afghanistan & Turkmenistan

Postby wanderlust2 » Thu May 16, 2019 7:02 pm

Thanks for the info. I know 2014 had seen an escalation of problems at this border but I could not find any current info. Did you do any travel by road or was it all by flight?
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