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COVID-19 Country Information

Last updated: August 25, 2021

***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. If you need to travel due to an extraordinary humanitarian emergency and you are unable to obtain a test, please review this page. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information: 

  • Reconsider travel to Tajikistan due to the State Department’s Travel Advisory (Level 4: Do Not Travel) and other measures, including mandatory testing and quarantine requirements implemented by the Government of Tajikistan in response to COVID-19.
  • Access to medical care at Tajik hospitals and clinics may be limited.
  • Medical evacuation, even for those with medevac insurance, may not be possible due to the limited number of commercial flights.
  • Grocery stores are open during normal business hours.
  • Community transmission of the virus continues.
  • NOTE:  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.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Tajikistan? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • COVID-19 PCR tests, the type of test required for international air travel from Tajikistan, are available in Dushanbe. Diamed clinic (44-601-90-16) provides next-day results at a cost of 167 TJS (approximately $15), paid by the patient. Diamed clinic does not provide English-language services. Prospekt clinic (48-702-44-00) charges 360 TJS (approximately $32) with results in two days. Travelers will need to collect a physical copy of their results from the clinic.
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S.-bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html
  • Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity. To submit information in support of an exemption, email DushanbeConsular@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Tajikistan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Tajikistan for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
    • The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe is aware that Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines are available at Prospekt Clinic (48-702-44-00), subject to availability.  Please contact the clinic directly for information about cost and availability.
    • The quality of Tajikistan’s medical infrastructure is significantly below Western standards, with shortages of basic medical supplies, including disposable needles, anesthetics, and antibiotics.
    • Due to extremely limited vaccine availability, we strongly recommend that travelers complete their COVID-19 vaccination before traveling to Tajikistan.
  • Which vaccines are available in Tajikistan?  AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and  Sinovac-CoronaVac
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • U.S. citizens are required to obtain a Tajik visa prior to entering Tajikistan.
    • In addition to receiving a visa, U.S. citizens seeking to enter Tajikistan via land border must obtain permission from the Republican COVID-19 Task Force in advance.  Please contact the nearest Embassy of Tajikistan for more information.
    • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, land borders may be inaccessible to travelers without notice.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • All travelers must show results from a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 72 hours of arrival.  Test results are verified before passengers are allowed to board flights to Dushanbe and again upon arrival in Dushanbe.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • All travelers may be subject to PCR testing at the airport upon arrival. Travelers will provide contact information and be allowed to leave the airport. If the result is positive for COVID-19, travelers may be transferred to a government quarantine facility.
  • Travelers required to register with OVIR must also submit a copy of their COVID vaccination certificate.
  • Travelers will not be permitted to leave the country if their visas have expired. Please check your travel documents to ensure that your U.S. passport and Tajik visa are valid. For questions regarding Tajik visas and visa extensions, please contact the Main Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 227-6363 or 227-3838 located on 34 Pushkin Street, Dushanbe.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • Officially, travelers who arrive without documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 72 hours of arrival are subject to testing. These travelers will be subject to quarantine until return of negative test results. This could lead to 14 days in a government quarantine facility. Practically, however, authorities will not allow passengers to board flights to Dushanbe without documentation of negative COVID-19 PCR test issued with 72 hours of arrival.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    FlyDubai and Somon Air operate flights between Dushanbe and Dubai. Turkish Airlines and Somon Air operate flights between Dushanbe and Istanbul. Once per week, travelers can fly to Tashkent on Uzbekistan Airways and Somon Air, and to Almaty on Air Astana and Somon Air. Please contact the airlines directly for reservations.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    Masks are required on public transportation.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • The Tajik government has mandated the use of masks in public. Failure to wear a protective face mask in public may result in a fine.

Consular Operations:

  • Limited appointments are available for American Citizen Services. Please contact the Consular section at DushanbeConsular@state.gov or call +992 (37) 229-2000.
  • Visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan are currently available on a very limited basis. Please see our Visas page for additional information.

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