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Turkmenistan

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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Turkmenistan
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Turkmenistan
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Afghan border
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Ashgabat


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? Yes
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions and exemptions
- All inbound international flights are cancelled.
- International charter flights, including medical evacuation flights, are only being allowed to operate from Turkmenabat International Airport (CRZ). Repatriation flights of nationals and residents of Turkmenistan are exempted.
- All land borders are closed until further notice.
- Transit through Turkmenistan is not possible.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
Inbound travellers permitted to enter will be required to provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of their departure. Upon arrival, all travelers will have to undergo another PCR test at their own expense at the airport.
(until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
- A mandatory quarantine is required at a state-run facility for at least 14 days, regardless of their test results upon arrival.
- Limited reports suggest that travellers permitted to enter may be able self-isolate at their residence for seven days, given they provide a vaccination certificate upon arrival. However, quarantine location and duration remains subject to the final determination of local health and immigration authorities upon arrival.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

Border restrictions
- All outbound international flights are cancelled.
- International charter flights, including medical evacuation flights, are only being allowed to operate from Turkmenabat International Airport (CRZ). Repatriation flights of nationals and residents of Turkmenistan are exempted.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

Eligible passengers wishing to leave Turkmenistan must present a negative PCR test signed by a doctor not more than 24 hours before departure.
(until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate?Essential only
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on businesses
• What restrictions are placed on operating businesses?
Non-essential businesses remain closed.
(until further notice)
Restrictions on internal travel
• What restrictions are in place
- Domestic flights remain operational but with a reduced service.
- Passengers will be required to present proof of a negative result in a COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding. Passengers need to provide letters confirming the purpose of their trip.
- Only one-third capacity is allowed on each passenger train.
- Checkpoints have been reported on highways in Balkan, Mary, Lebap, and Dashoguz provinces, where health screenings have been carried out.
- Special permits are required for travel within or between provinces.
(until further notice)
Other social distancing measures

All individuals are must adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks in public.
(until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Turkmenistan

COVID-19 information for Turkmenistan

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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There are few serious internal travel security risks in most of the country, other than those associated with poor road safety standards, official restrictions on travel within the country, and the risk of state surveillance.

Journeys to the HIGH travel risk area of the border between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan remain possible for essential purposes. However, foreign nationals and business travellers should seek up-to-date information on the security situation and arrange security support before setting out, due to ongoing violence and potential cross-border issues arising from the conflict in neighbouring Afghanistan.

Movement in the country, including in the capital Ashgabat, is controlled; a curfew is imposed on all foreign nationals and business travellers in the capital between 23.00 and 06.00 (local time), special permission from the authorities is needed for travel to some regions and police checkpoints are common on the country's roads. Identification documents must be carried at all times and should be in order, as police checks are common. Road conditions and driving standards are poor, and roadside assistance is non-existent, making self-driving inadvisable.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Turkmenistan
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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