Travel advice for Turkmenistan.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Turkmenistan.

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Manat TMM

Currency exchange rate

TMM 1 = ~ CHF 0.26 ; CHF 1 = ~ TMM 3.50 (09/2022)

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  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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This country is in an active earthquake zone.

Security

  • It is advisable to visit the country only as part of an organized group.

  • Travel to border areas with Afghanistan not advised.

  • Take customary safety precautions and avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Cultural characteristics
  • Turkmenistan is a predominantly Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket.

  • Find out in advance about the documents necessary to obtain a visa.

  • Travelers must report to the UVViOG authorities within 3 days of their arrival. These formalities are settled by the hotel for package travel.

  • Travelers are advised to carry with them their passport or a photocopy thereof (must include page with visa).

  • It is recommended to have several passport photos available.

Voltage

220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Country code for calling Switzerland

8 (wait for dialing tone) 10 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Minimum risk of malaria in the border areas with Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if accompanied by a certified russian translation. Otherwise international driver's license required.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Opening hours

Banks

9.30 - 17.30 h (Mon -Fri)

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Baku, Icheri Sheher (Old City), Böyük Qala Street, N° 9
Tel. +994 12 437 38 50 / +994 12 437 38 55

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 4 h / + 3 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Turkmenisch

Language capabilities

Russian and English

Capital

Ašgabat (Ashgabad)

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Important

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