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Old 23 Jan 2022
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Belgium to Mongolia

Hello,

In May 2022 I will head east by motorbike with the aim to reach the Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar. Leaving Belgium behind soon, I will cross Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia, drive through the Stans, Mongolia and the Gobi Desert.

If anyone wants to join me from Belgium or on the road, you're most welcome!

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Hi Fre. How did you get a Russian visa? Also planning a trip (from June) and have been hearing entry to Russia is almost impossible at the moment. Hopefully you can tell me I'm wrong.
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Hi,

I m trying to see if I can do the same thing but starting end of June - wheather wise. I will certainly have to skip eastern europe.

Which bike are you riding?


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Hi,

I'm riding a KTM 950 Adventure. You?
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Russian borders are currently closed to land entry.
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I'm riding a KTM 950 Adventure. You?
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Russian borders are currently closed to land entry.
DANG! not good :/
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Hello,



In May 2022 I will head east by motorbike with the aim to reach the Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar. Leaving Belgium behind soon, I will cross Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia, drive through the Stans, Mongolia and the Gobi Desert.



If anyone wants to join me from Belgium or on the road, you're most welcome!



Greetz,





fré
Eastern Europe and Turkey will be a blast but Russia will be impossible this year. Probably next year as well... Enjoy the trip and ride safe

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Russian borders are currently closed to land entry.
Hi,

I have no idea if its the right website, but here it's said lots of EU countries are ok for a visa:

https://evisa.kdmid.ru/

I just google russian visa and it's the 1th website that pops up, so might be completely wrong or outdated
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Ratte. Just clicked on that link and there is a big yellow banner at the top of the page saying that "the processing and issuance of visas of all categories to foreign citizens has been temporarily suspended....."
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Ratte. Just clicked on that link and there is a big yellow banner at the top of the page saying that "the processing and issuance of visas of all categories to foreign citizens has been temporarily suspended....."
Ahahah... I didn't understand the webpage buildup then.
Because below it says which countries can apply... OK the banner must be the latest info then
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I have no idea if its the right website, but here it's said lots of EU countries are ok for a visa:

https://evisa.kdmid.ru/

I just google russian visa and it's the 1th website that pops up, so might be completely wrong or outdated
The visa rules that applied were for air travellers, not overland. It may have changed - things tend to change pretty rapidly these days - but as far as I know *land* borders are still closed.
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Looking at the Russian visa/land borders situation myself, as may have 6 months to play with this year.

Has anyone seen any dates for when Russia's current arrangements might be reviewed? For example, I know that the Azeri border regs are due to expire 01/03/22.

Certainly would make sense that things might start to open up again in the spring, but that might be wishful thinking on my part.

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Depends if we are at war with Russia over Ukraine, I suppose.
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Eastern Europe and Turkey will be a blast but Russia will be impossible this year. Probably next year as well... Enjoy the trip and ride safe

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It's not entirely true. You can get in russia if you fly or take a train. However the land crossings with vehicle/bike are only possible if you are with russian passport or have russian native family member.

The workaround is to ship your bike across the border.
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