Tajikistan Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Tajikistan Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Tajikistan, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Whilst Tajikistan is fairly unknown as a tourist destination, it is proving more popular among travellers. Not only is the country peaceful, but you will be greeted by breathtaking peaks, arid canyons, vast crystalline lakes and verdant forests – perfect scenery for hiking and mountaineering enthusiasts. History lovers will also be in their element with the discovery of many timeless relics. In the capital Dushanbe, you will be surprised to see the National Museum of the ancient. You will also have to see the famous Adjina-Tepe Buddhist Monastery. Before you go, try the typical dishes of Tajikistan like plov, or a gourmet dish with the ingredients of rice vegetables and meat.

Make sure you know about Tajikistan’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A monument in Tajikistan Par Pas d’auteur lisible par la machine identifié. Ibrahimjon supposé (étant donné la revendication de droit d’auteur). — Aucune source lisible par la machine fournie. « Travail personnel » supposé (étant donné la revendication de droit d’auteur)., CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1486201

Recommended travel vaccinations for Tajikistan

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Tajikistan

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Tajikistan


Medical Care in Tajikistan

The Health Care system in Tajikistan remains unstable following the departure of many health professionals during the civil war due to the Soviet Union collapse. Some hospitals even fail to provide electricity or running water. Even the most basic medicines are hard to find, as the country is experiencing a shortage of medical supplies. If you plan to visit Tajikistan,  note that the Prospekt Medical Dushanbe treats expats. This center was founded in partnership with the Boulder Community Hospital in the United States, Colorado. You can find an equivalent service in Konibodom. Tajikistan health services do not cater for more serious incidents or illnesses, and therefore medical evacuation is necessary.

It is therefore essential to pack a pharmacy kit with basic drugs and your usual prescriptions.

For emergency services, dial 112.

Is Tajikistan Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Demonstrations Avoid large gatherings
Road safety Caution required in rural areas and during winter
Rail service Unreliable and underdeveloped
Women’s safety Risk present
Health Polio warning
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Tajikistan?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Tajikistan. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the visa’s date of issue and 60 days beyond the time of entry.

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Embassy of Canada to Tajikistan information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Kazakhstan (ASTANA)
Street Address:
Kabanbay, Batyr Street 13/1,
Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan

Tel.: 7 (7172) 475 577
Fax: 7 (7172) 475 587

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Kazakhstan. There is no Canadian government office in Tajikistan.

Click here to access the embassy’s website