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Turkmenistan travel restrictions & quarantine rules

Landscape view of Turkmenistan

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan is Major restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to 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.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Turkmenistan

Major restrictions

for travel
International travel to Turkmenistan is permitted for 'essential reasons' only. This does not apply to nationals and long-term residents.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for employees of international companies and organizations traveling for business. Travel for tourism is not permitted.
Further information on exemptions can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkmenistan/entry-requirements

Other restrictions

Travelers wishing to leave Turkmenistan must present a negative test certificate signed by a doctor within 24 hours of intended travel.

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine. The first dose must have been administered at least 42 days before arrival. Alternatively, proof of testing for the presence of antibodies to COVID-19 (IgM/IgG) can be presented.

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to quarantine for 21 days on arrival at a government facility.

Testing on arrival

A PCR test will be administered on arrival before being directed to the quarantine facility. If a positive result is received, travelers must follow the instructions of health officials.

Additional documents required

A completed public health passenger form must be presented on arrival. - Public health passenger locator form
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. Large gatherings are currently restricted. We recommend keeping up-to-date with local guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating at a very limited capacity. All road borders are closed and traffic police checkpoints have been established around major population centers, including Ashgabat. Road users may be subject to temperature screening. Rail services are suspended.

Restaurants

Restaurants remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Bars

Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Essential services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential businesses are closed.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, issued in selected countries, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements. Vaccinated travelers will be tested on arrival and must self-isolate for 24 hours or until a negative result is confirmed on the test taken on arrival.
Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least a single dose of the vaccine, not more than 180 days before departure, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements.
Travelers who have received the Sputnik vaccine are also required to undergo additional serologic and PCR testing on arrival. Travelers will undergo quarantine until a positive serologic test and negative PCR test results are confirmed. Those testing negative on the serologic test are required to isolate for 14 days with the option to reduce this period by taking a supervised rapid antigen testing from the seventh day.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days and not more than 180 days before departure. Exemptions also apply to those who have received a vaccine booster after a full course of vaccination, if administered at least 14 days before departure. Full details on accepted vaccines and certificates can be found at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/certificates-recognized-by-israel/

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This period can be shortened if two consecutive test results are confirmed negative, one taken on arrival and a second test taken on the seventh day of the isolation period.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 must self-isolate until a second test is confirmed negative taken on the third day of the isolation period. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 190 days of departure, or a recovery certificate.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure and arrival. Alternatively, a negative rapid antigen test can be presented, taken within the previous 24 hours of departure. The test results must be in English with the traveler's passport number stated on the document. Self-tests are not accepted.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 180 days of departure, or a recovery certificate. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
This does not apply to travelers returning to Israel within 72 hours after departing Israel. Less than 72 hours must have passed since travelers have landed abroad and the departure time to Israel. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
Those traveling to Israel on indirect flights, with more than 24 hours between the departure of the first flight and the flight landing in Israel, are required proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight to Israel.

Testing on arrival

A PCR test will be administered on arrival. The test costs 80 ILS if pre-paid during the 'entry statement' process, 100 ILS if paid with a credit card on arrival, and 115 ILS if paid with cash on arrival. Only Israeli currency will be accepted for cash payments on arrival.

Travel restriction details for Turkmenistan

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Turkmenistan

Grocery stores and school are open. Many stores, shopping malls, and restaurants are closed or have limited operations. Mosques and places of pilgrimage are closed and large gatherings are restricted.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Turkmenistan

Reconsider your need to travel

All international passenger flights to and from Turkmenistan remain suspended, road borders are closed and passenger ferries are cancelled. Only Turkmen citizens, diplomats, permanent residents and essential workers are allowed to enter. All international arrivals are required to take a COVID-19 (PCR) test and undertake 21-day quarantine in a state-run facility. It is compulsory to wear a face mask in public. Inter-regional travel is currently restricted (see 'Travel'). We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Turkmenistan overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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