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Turkmenistan closed the border with Kazakhstan till August 8

05 August 2016, 16:25

Turkmenistan strengthened the security at the border, from August 4 to 8 , there will be restrictions for foreign citizens arriving to the Republic in a simplified procedure.

According to the Department of State Revenue of  Mangistau region, in accordance with previous agreements, citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan permanently residing in the Mangistau region, can enter, leave and stay without a visa in the territory of the Balkan province of Turkmenistan for up to 5 days inclusive.

Place of residence of citizens of Kazakhstan is determined based on the residence permit in  the identity card (passport).

Kazakhstan’s citizens, who are subject to a simplified procedure, may enter the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan and depart from the territory through the crossing points defined for international traffic.

For reference:

Utility Border customs post "Temir-Baba" is located in an area Temir Baba Karakiya area, distance to the regional center of Aktau - 335 km. Area of ​​activity: automobile checkpoint "Temir-Baba" and the perimeter of the land border with the Republic of Turkmenistan. Railway customs post "Bolashak" is located 80 km from the automobile checkpoint on the eponymous station.