Turkmenistan Travel Vaccines and Advice
Although its land is characteristically arid, Turkmenistan is typically favoured by tourists attracted to its deserts, beaches and mountain ranges. Its rich history is best discovered through ancient monuments. In larger cities such as the capital, Ashgabat or Köneürgenç, you will make surprising discoveries through the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Regional History of the Mausoleum of II Arslan. Do not miss archaeological treasures or natural sites such as Lake Bakharden. Thanks to its mild climate, the beaches invite you to a day spent lazing around or swimming. Whilst staying in Turkmenistan, treat yourself by sampling some of the local gastronomy. Local specialties include spicy dishes with beef and fresh vegetables.
Current Weather in Turkmenistan
Medical Care in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan lacks basic medical infrastructure, which has lead to a precarious medical care system. If you would like to use a private ambulance, contact the International Medical Center at (993 12) 48 90 06 or Central Hospital. In the event of a serious illness, medical evacuation by air will be necessary.
Also, pharmaceuticals are poorly regulated, and some common drugs sourced from Western countries are impossible to source in this country. If you plan to stay in Turkmenistan, it is essential that you bring a well-supplied first aid kit with you.
If you require emergency assistance during your stay, dial 03.
Is Turkmenistan Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Poor road conditions|
|Public transportation||Avoid public transportation after dark; Caution required in train; Only use official taxis|
|Border with Afghanistan||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Women’s safety||Risk present|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Turkmenistan?
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 Turkmenistan. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Turkmenistan 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 Turkey (ANKARA)
Cinnah Caddesi No. 58,
Çankaya 06690, Ankara, Turkey
Tel.: 90 (312) 409-2700
Fax: 90 (312) 409-2712
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Turkey. There is no Canadian government office in Turkmenistan.