COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Tajikistan (27 April Update)

*Can a resident enter the country? *

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents of Tajikistan are allowed to enter.

*Can a foreigner enter the country? *

  • No with exceptions

  • Only permitted travellers are allowed to enter the country.

*Is a test required on arrival? *

  • No with exceptions.

  • There is no requirement for a COVID-19 test on arrival.

  • Travellers from Turkey and Afghanistan need to undergo additional precautionary measures and take additional COVID-19 tests upon arriva

*Is a test certificate allowed? *

  • Yes

  • Test certificates issued in countries outside of Tajikistan are accepted.

*Test certificate required? *

  • Yes with exceptions

  • All travellers must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours before arrival except for those travellers who have been vaccinated. Travellers are exempt from the test certificate requirement if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued more than a month prior to arrival in the country. Foreigners who were vaccinated 2 or 3 weeks prior to arrival in Tajikistan will be required to have the PCR test certificate.

  • Children under the age of 3 are not required to provide a COVID-19 negative test certificate.

  • There are reports that authorities will not allow passengers to board flights to Dushanbe without documentation of negative COVID-19 PCR test issued with 72 hours of arrival or a vaccination certificate.

*Is quarantine required on arrival? *

  • No with exception

  • Officially, travellers who arrive without documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 72 hours of arrival are subject to testing. These travellers will be subject to quarantine until the return of negative test results. This procedure could lead to 14 days in a government quarantine facility.

  • Travellers arriving from Turkey and Afghanistan may require to quarantine themselves for 2 to 3 days waiting for the test results.

  • Based on the above restrictions, the traveller will be required to spend between ‘0’ and ‘14’ days in quarantine

Vaccination Required

  • No

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required for entry into the country.

Insurance Required?

  • No.

  • Proof of insurance coverage for COVID-19 expenses is not required to enter the country.

Airline restrictions

  • Moderate.

  • Commercial flights to and from Tajikistan remain very limited.

  • There are reports that authorities will not allow passengers to board flights to Dushanbe without documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued with 72 hours of arrival or a vaccination certificate.

  • Humanitarian, medevac, and repatriation flights are operating.

  • Travellers from all countries can enter Tajikistan by air. But due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey and instability in Afghanistan, travellers from those countries need to undergo additional precautionary measures and take additional COVID-19 tests upon arrival and may require to quarantine themselves for 2 to 3 days waiting for the test results.

Border restrictions

  • Moderate.

  • Most land border crossings are closed. Some border points with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are open for cargo only.

  • The Sarazm-Jarteppa border crossing point (BCP) connecting the Tajik northern city of Panjakent with the Uzbek district of Urgut has reopened.

  • Tajikistan-China border crossing point Kulma has been reopened for general traffic.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Maintaining social distancing measures is still strongly advised for travellers.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • There are no local restrictions in place.

  • Passengers must wear a face mask.

*Accommodations open? *

  • Yes

  • Accommodations, including private rentals and hotels, are allowed to open. Some may remain closed due to decreased demand.

*Restaurants open? *

  • Yes

  • Restaurants are allowed to open.

*Bars and cafes open? *

  • Yes

  • Cafes are allowed to open.

*Personal care services open? *

  • Yes

  • Beauty salons, hairdressing salons, and barbershops are open.

Places of worship open?

  • No

  • Places of worship are closed.

*Masks required in public? *

  • Yes

  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public. Violators may be fined.

Other

  • Outdoor team sports remain banned.

  • Visits from relatives of inmates to penitentiaries are now allowed.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans