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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Turkmenistan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Turkmenistan is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

Travelling Turkmenistan is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 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 (3.1), Kazakhstan with 2 and Uzbekistan with 1.8 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Turkmenistan

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Turkmenistan.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Turkmenistan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Turkmenistan.  Please read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Läget i Turkmenistan är lugnt men det finns en allmän risk för terrordåd. Undvik resor till gränsområden, i synnerhet till gränserna mot Afghanistan och Iran.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/TM

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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About Turkmenistan

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.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Ashkhabad
Population about 5.18 million
Size 488.100 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than California
Common languages Russian, Turkmen, Uzbek
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

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Turkmenistan is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • Caspian Sea pollution
  • contamination of soil and groundwater with agricultural chemicals
  • desertification
  • diversion of a large share of the flow of the Amu Darya into irrigation contributes to that river's inability to replenish the Aral Sea
  • pesticides
  • salination
  • water logging of soil due to poor irrigation methods

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • dust storms
  • earthquakes
  • floods
  • mudslides

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Turkmenistan. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. food processing
  2. natural gas
  3. oil
  4. petroleum products
  5. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. cotton
  2. grain
  3. livestock
  4. melons

Turkmenistani Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Turkmenistan.

Export products

  1. cotton fiber
  2. crude oil
  3. gas
  4. petrochemicals
  5. textiles

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Turkmenistan?

Turkmenistan is currently rated at 2,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Turkmenistan is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Turkmenistan in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Turkmenistan.

How many travel advisories do you know for Turkmenistan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Turkmenistan.

What is the size of Turkmenistan?

Turkmenistan has a size of 488,100 km² or 188,456 mi² which is slightly larger than California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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