Turkmenistan international travel advice

Landscape view of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan 🇹🇲

Turkmenistan is part of Asia with main city at Ashgabat. Its Developing country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Turkmenistan New Manat. The languages spoken are Turkmen and Russian. Turkmenistan is the formal name of Turkmenistan It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~0.96 °C   🌧 ~18.42 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for Turkmenistan. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Turkmenistan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: October 18, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Turkmenistan uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Turkmen and Russian


💱 Currencies Used

Turkmenistan uses the Turkmenistan manat (symbol: m), code TMT.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 manat. Manat is subdivided into 100 tennesis. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 manat and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 tennesis.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Turkmenistan is on average 2.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Turkmenistan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 197.05 TMT, which includes 4 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: MTS or TM Cell. Turkmenistan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Turkmenistan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Turkmenistan, dial +, then 993 (the country code for Turkmenistan), then the area code (without the initial 8) and the local number. For local calls within Turkmenistan, start with the area code (with the initial 8). In the case above area code is 12 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Turkmenistan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency







Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2020