Crossing the Borders

Border Crossing for citizens of USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand
  • Origin – China – through airport with visa.*
  • Origin/China – Kazakhstan – by land without visa.*
  • Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstann – by land without visa.*
  • Note: Transportation is passing separate customs post than tourists. Please be prepared to leave the vehicle and walk the neutral territory before returning to your vehicle.

  • Origin/Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – through airport with visa.*
  • Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan – by land with visa.
  • Note: Neutral territory between two custom posts is long. Once you walk through Uzbekistan customs port there is almost 1 mile to the real border line, after real border line there is another quarter mile distance to Turkmenistan customs post. Our guides and transportation are not allowed to cross the border with you, please be prepared to walk the distance yourself and carry your luggage. There are shuttle busses on both sides of neutral territory which are there to drive you through; the cost is from 50 cents to 2 dollars per person. Same on the way back.

  • Turkmenistan – Iran – by land with visa
  • Uzbekistan – Tajikistan – Uzbekistan – by land with visa
  • Note: There is an “unwritten” rule that foreign tourists cross customs without waiting in same line with local citizens (Uzbekistan and Tajikistan). Please walk directly to customs officials.

  • Iran – Azerbaijan – through airport with visa.*
  • Azerbaijan – Georgia – by land without visa
  • Georgia – Armenia – by land with visa
  • Note: Azerbaijan and Armenia have no mutual open borders, and are not friendly to each other. Therefore if you are entering Armenia through Georgia after visiting Azerbaijan or entering Azerbaijan though Georgia after visiting Armenia, your purchases resembling Armenia or Azerbaijan might be confiscated. Souvenirs such as post cards, musical DVD/CD, maps, craft/art works, etc. If those purchases are expensive or meaningful to you, please consider shipping them home instead of caring with you.

    *Entering any country listed above through the airport with visa obtained in advance is a simple, standard procedure similar worldwide.

    Between each border there is neutral territory, please be prepared to walk it and carry your own luggage. In some cases the distance is short, and some it is long, up to 1 mile.

    Internal Flights

    Schedule of internal flights used on the tour are subject to change for reasons out of our control. Internal flights on the tour might be canceled or delayed by the airline/airport for reasons such as weather conditions, etc. Please be informed in case such events occur, we will be forced to use different flights to stay within itinerary or as close as possible to it. If we will be forced to change the itinerary for reasons related to internal flights, East Site is not responsible for any unwanted consequences it might cause to our tourists.

    Declaration Forms/Migration Card

    It is important to accurately complete your declaration forms/migration card. Incomplete or wrong information will cause delay in border crossing procedure for entire group. Please provide exact amounts of currency which you have with you. Declarations/migration cards must be completed in 2 copies, please keep one with you and do not lose, they will be collected upon exit from each country.

    Hotel Registration

    Each hotel will provide registration slip upon checkout, please keep them in your passport until end of the tour and departure.
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