COVID-19 Precautionary Measures Turkmenistan (15 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents are allowed to enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • No with exceptions

  • Borders are closed to foreign nationals. Entry to Turkmenistan is allowed for Turkmen nationals, accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners, and some employees of international companies and organizations.

Is transit allowed through the country?

  • No

  • Transiting through the country is not allowed at this time.

Test required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • All arriving travellers will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival.

Is a test certificate allowed?

  • Yes

  • A COVID-19 PCR certificate issued in another country is accepted.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes

  • Anyone travelling to Turkmenistan must have a medical certificate for a negative COVID-19 test result when registering for a flight.

  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 24 hours before departure to Turkmenistan.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • All arrivals will quarantine for 21 days in a state-run facility.

  • Travellers providing a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 may remain at their place of residence (under the supervision of a local doctor) for seven days.

  • Based on the above restrictions, all incoming travellers will be subjected to a minimum of 21 days of quarantine.


  • No

  • Vaccination is not mandatory. However, travellers providing a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 may remain in quarantine at their place of residence (under the supervision of a local doctor) for seven days.

Insurance Required

  • No

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

Airline restrictions

  • Significant

  • Turkmenistan has extended the suspension of international flights.

  • Domestic flights are operating. Passengers travelling on domestic routes must be tested for COVID-19 before boarding the flight.

Border restrictions

  • Significant

  • Borders are closed to foreigners.

  • The International Seaport of Turkmenistan at Turkmenbashi is closed to passenger traffic.

  • Land borders are closed to passenger traffic.

Curfew Restrictions

  • No

  • There is no curfew.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Minimal restrictive measures have been put in place by the Turkmen authorities.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Masks are required.

  • There are control points around major localities where the temperatures of drivers and passengers will be measured before entering major cities and towns.

  • There are restrictions on travel by road within Turkmenistan. All road borders are closed.

  • Rail services are suspended.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Most stores and shops are open.

Hotels open?

  • Yes

  • Hotels and accommodations are open.

Restaurants open?

  • No

  • Most restaurants and cafes are closed.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory.

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.