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Do I need a permit to travel by train from Kazakhstan to Russian Urals?

Old Feb 16th, 2023, 04:55 AM
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Do I need a permit to travel by train from Kazakhstan to Russian Urals?

Hello,
I plan on traveling from Almaty or Aktau to Ufa, Russia by train.
I wondered if I need a special permit?
If so how far in advance should I get it?
Also, is it safe to travel in Russia at this time? In terms of being harassed by security as well as the general populace?

Thanks
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Old Feb 16th, 2023, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Jaegerhando68 View Post
Hello,
I plan on traveling from Almaty or Aktau to Ufa, Russia by train.
I wondered if I need a special permit?
If so how far in advance should I get it?
Also, is it safe to travel in Russia at this time? In terms of being harassed by security as well as the general populace?

Thanks
what nationality are you? And welcome to Fodors
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Old Feb 16th, 2023, 06:06 AM
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Hi thanks, I'm South Korean.
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Old Feb 16th, 2023, 07:21 AM
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I'd check with their embassies in your country.

While S Korea is not part of NATO it is seen as part of the West, I have no information on the situation on that border but it would seem unwise to me in Europe
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Old Feb 16th, 2023, 07:26 AM
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Thanks for your reply and concern. I did think it unsafe to travel to Russia. I guess I just needed someone else to second that. I think it best not to go. Thanks.
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Old Feb 16th, 2023, 07:52 AM
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You apparently don't need a visa. However, I don't believe that route is currently possible (and certainly not desirable).

Seat61.com says on the Russia page: "All international trains to/from Moscow & Russia remain suspended until further notice, originally due to covid-19 and now due to sanctions and the war in Ukraine." On the Kazakhstan page it says:"Trains to Russia were suspended due to Covid-19 and remain suspended due to sanctions."

I believe a number of people have been/are trying to travel in the other direction....
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Old Feb 16th, 2023, 09:29 AM
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Id ask on TA.
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