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COVID-19 Country Information

June 9, 2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • On April 30, the Government of Tajikistan confirmed the presence of COVID-19 in the country.  Sources of data related to the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths may be incomplete, but Tajikistan is experiencing widespread community transmission.  Acting WHO Representative Bahtygul Karriyeva told reporters on June 6 that the pandemic has not yet hit its peak in Tajikistan.
  • The Tajik government has announced its intention to re-open, by June 15, various state institutions and private businesses, restaurants, and salons that had previously been closed due to COVID-19.
    • Reopening businesses could lead to a new spike in COVID-19 cases.
    • Access to medical care Tajik hospitals and clinics may be limited.
    • Medical evacuation, even for those who are insured, may not be possible due to the lack of commercial flights in and out of Tajikistan.
    • U.S. citizens should consider avoiding public places that are likely to be crowded and should review the CDC guidelines for social distancing.
  • The Tajik government has introduced new, mandatory requirements for the use of masks in public, including while inside a vehicle.  Failure to wear a facial mask in public or in a vehicle may be subject to a fine.
  • Reconsider travel to Tajikistan due to the Global Health Advisory and measures, including severe travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, implemented by the Government of Tajikistan in response to COVID-19.

Entry and Exit Document Requirements:

  • The Dushanbe International Airport is currently closed. It is not known when the airport will reopen.  Despite media reports that Turkish Airlines and other commercial carriers are interested in re-establishing commercial routes with Tajikistan, the Tajik Ministry of Aviation has not announced a timetable for reopening the airport.
  • Tajikistan is currently restricting Tajik nationals and foreigners, including U.S. citizens, from leaving the country. Until travel restrictions are lifted, U.S. citizens planning to depart Tajikistan on a chartered flight should contact the U.S. Embassy for assistance on getting permission to depart the country.
  • The Government of Tajikistan has extended the validity of all visa categories to July 1.  U.S. citizens interested in leaving Tajikistan once commercial flights are resumed should ensure that their Tajik visa is still valid prior to booking travel.  U.S. citizens should contact the Main Consular Department at 227-6363 located on 34 Pushkin Street, Dushanbe to extend visas as necessary.  
  • The Government of Tajikistan frequently adjusts its entry and exit requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and changes to policy are not immediately made available to the public.
  • Currently, all incoming travelers to Tajikistan are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in a Tajik facility.

Quarantine Information:

  • Consider postponing travel to Tajikistan due to mandatory 14-day quarantine for most arriving visitors, including U.S. citizens. There is no alternative to quarantine in a Tajik-government facility at this time for arrivals.
  • Tajikistan is currently taking oral and nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing upon arrival at a port of entry.
  • Quarantine locations may depend on availability of space and the port of entry.
  • The U.S. Embassy recommends that its citizens decline any medical procedures beyond routine, non-invasive medical examinations or temperature checks.
  • U.S. Citizens should request to contact the U.S. Embassy if placed into quarantine. Please contact the Duty Officer phone 98 580-1032 in the event of a quarantine situation.

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