Turkmenistan

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required.

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Basic facts about Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is a medium-sized country located in Central Asia. The capital of Turkmenistan is Ashgabat and the most spoken language is Turkmen. The national currency in Turkmenistan is Turkmenistan manat (TMT).

What taxi apps are available in Turkmenistan?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Turkmenistan. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Turkmenistan manat (TMT)Official currency
1 EUR~3.97 TMT
1 USD~3.51 TMT

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Turkmenistan?

There are 3 common plug types used in Turkmenistan:

Type B 220 V, 50 Hz  Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Turkmenistan?

Currently, citizens of 1 countries can enter Turkmenistan without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Turkmenistan?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Turkmenistan.

Data last reviewed on: 14 October 2021

Is it safe in Turkmenistan?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On June 16, 2021, the risk level for Turkmenistan was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Turkmenistan

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Turkmenistan:

AfghanistanIranKazakhstanUzbekistan
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