Turkmenistan Coronavirus - Travel Advice
Last updated: February 22, 2021
Turkmenistan and Coronavirus
When the pandemic hit the world, the local government applied restrictions and travel bans in order to avoid the spread of the virus. According to official information shared by the government of Turkmenistan, there have not been any covid-19 cases in the country. Media reports and independent sources, however, shed doubt on this information.
Various restrictions have been implemented at cultural centers, service enterprises, trade facilities and catering services. Malls and restaurants are closed or operating at limited capacity. Shops remain open and public transport is in operation, but it is necessary to wear a face mask in all establishments, on transport and in open spaces. Public gatherings are restricted, but there is no nationwide curfew.
Meanwhile, the Turkmen government has expressed its intention to purchase the covid-19 vaccine. According to some sources, the vaccine has already been procured and delivered to the country and should be administered to people soon, at which time Turkmenistan’s covid-19 travel restrictions may begin to ease.
Turkmenistan Covid-19 Travel Restrictions
In early January 2021, all international flights and domestic train services were suspended. Under the current Turkmenistan travel ban, only citizens or permanent residents of Turkmenistan, accredited diplomats and members of select international organizations may enter the country. At the moment it is also impossible to transit through Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan Quarantine Rules
Each person who enters the county is tested for covid-19 and is required to spend 21 days in a state-run quarantine facility. Everyone who plans to leave the country must present a negative test result, taken within 24 hours before departure.