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Saturday, 25. May 2019 at 07:23 AM

Turkmenistan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Turkmenistan is (relatively) safe

Turkmenistan with its capital Ashkhabad is a country in Asia (Central Asia), slightly larger than California (488,100 km²). The country is located Central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan. The climate can be described as subtropical desert. The landscape is flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes rising to mountains in the south; low mountains along border with Iran; borders Caspian Sea in west. With a population of about 5.18 million citizens.

Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

Travelling Turkmenistan is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.8 / 5

Turkmenistan shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Turkmenistan), the Advisory Index is 2.8 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Afghanistan (5), Iran (3.3), Kazakhstan with 2 and Uzbekistan with 1.8 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Turkmenistan.  Please read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/turkmenistan-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/turkmenistan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/turkmenistan/

About Turkmenistan

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Ashkhabad
Population about 5.18 million
Size 488100 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than California
Common languages Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek
Timezone Asia/Ashgabat with UTC offset of 5 hour(s)
Currency Manat (short: TMM)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900, 1800
International phone prefix +993
Internet Top Level Domain .tm
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 TM
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 TKM
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 795

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