Turkmenistan Coronavirus - Travel Advice
Last updated: November 29, 2021
Turkmenistan and Coronavirus
According to official announcements by the government there have not been any COVID-19 cases in Turkmenistan. Media reports and independent sources, however, shed doubt on this information.
Currently all recreational facilities, non-essential shops, bars, restaurants, beauty salons and mosques are closed. Public gatherings are restricted and it remains compulsory to wear a mask in public. However, essential shops and public transport continues to operate and there is no nationwide curfew.
Large consignments of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived to Turkmenistan, including AstraZeneca, three Russian vaccines and two Chinese variants. It is reported that people in high-risk groups are being vaccinated in Turkmenistan, which has yet to provide official statistics on the prevalence of Covid-19 in the country. Vaccination is now compulsory for everyone over 18 years of age, although exceptions may be made for those with underlying health conditions to which the vaccine could pose a threat.
Turkmenistan Covid-19 Travel Restrictions
All international flights and domestic train services are suspended indefinitely. 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 regardless of their test result. Those who can provide a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 may remain at their homes under the supervision of a local doctor for seven days.
Citizens who plan to leave the country must present a negative result of a PCR test taken no more than 24 hours before departure.