Here you will find important tips and useful information for Turkmenistan.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
in US Dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
TMM 1 = ~ CHF 0.26 ; CHF 1 = ~ TMM 3.50 (09/2022)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
Money is to be exchanged only at official points such as banks and exchange offices.
Travelers are advised to bring cash in US dollar (in small amounts).
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
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.
Turkmenistan is a predominantly Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
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.
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
8 (wait for dialing tone) 10 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
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.
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 ‰.
9.30 - 17.30 h (Mon -Fri)
Baku, Icheri Sheher (Old City), Böyük Qala Street, N° 9
Tel. +994 12 437 38 50 / +994 12 437 38 55
+ 4 h / + 3 h during our summer time
Russian and English
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