Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Limited Commercial Flights to Dubai 

Location:  Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Event:  Although the Dushanbe International Airport remains closed to most commercial flights, FlyDubai plans to operate weekly commercial flights between Dushanbe and Dubai, U.A.E.  The next flight from Dushanbe to Dubai is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29.  U.S. citizens wishing to depart Tajikistan to return to the United States should read this message and take necessary steps to purchase tickets for the flight.  As these are commercial flights, you should book your tickets directly with the airline, and you do not need to inform the U.S. Embassy of your plans to travel.

Travel Advisory:  On March 19, the Department of State issued a global Level 4 – Do Not Travel advisory, advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live outside the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

Tickets for FlyDubai Flights:  Tickets for these flights are currently on sale.  To purchase tickets, please book your tickets directly with FlyDubai online at .  These are commercial flights, and you do not need to contact the U.S. Embassy to book your tickets.  The U.S. Embassy cannot assist with contacting airlines, arranging onward travel, or negotiating the use of funds from any pre-existing itineraries.  If booking tickets by phone, state clearly that you are transiting Dubai and that your final destination is the United States.  Please note that flights are subject to be cancelled or postponed.

Baggage Transfers:  Please contact the airline directly or refer to the FlyDubai website for information on current baggage policies, restrictions, and options for baggage transfers.

COVID-19 Testing and Requirements for Transiting Dubai:  Please contact the airline directly regarding COVID-19 testing requirements and other COVID-19 related restrictions and procedures for transiting Dubai.  Some requirements may depend on your final destination.  Please refer to the FlyDubai website for additional details regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

Current Travel Restrictions: The Dushanbe International Airport remains closed to most commercial flights.  Various travel restrictions worldwide make traveling at this time challenging.  Connecting flights may be unreliable and cancelled at the last minute, and restrictions may exist depending on your transit point and final destination.  Because each country may have different rules and restrictions, please reach out directly to the airport you are transiting through for specific information.  You may also consult the website of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country through which you are transiting for additional information.  All travelers should consider current restrictions on travel to the U.S. before choosing your transit points and booking tickets.

Please note that the United States is restricting non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. legal permanent residents (LPRs) who have been physically present in or transited though a Schengen Zone country within the last 14 days from entering the United States.  Spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens or U.S. LPRs are exempted from these travel restrictions.  Before booking tickets, immigrant visa holders should consider their visa category and verify their eligibility to enter the U.Sprior to booking tickets, especially if onward travel from Dubai includes transiting through a Schengen country.

U.S. Passport and Tajik Visa:  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.  If you need assistance with obtaining a new U.S. passport or a Tajik visa to facilitate travel for FlyDubai, please contact immediately.

Visa issues not related to the FlyDubai flight may be referred directly to the Main Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 227-6363 or 227-3838 located on 34 Pushkin Street, Dushanbe.

Tajikistan does not recognize dual nationality.  All U.S. citizens, even if they entered Tajikistan on their Tajik passport, are required to have a valid Tajik visa to exit the country.

Please Note:  The Dushanbe International Airport remains closed to most commercial flights.  If you are interested in departing Tajikistan, please enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive updates on the availability of future flights.  We are not expecting any U.S. government-chartered flights in the near future; however, flights may occur with little advance notice.  Enrolling in STEP will ensure that you receive timely updates on possible flights.

Actions to Take:

  • Book your tickets through FlyDubai online at .  You do not need to inform the U.S. Embassy of your plans to travel on commercial flights.
  • For U.S. citizens, confirm your Tajik visa is valid prior to traveling.  Contact the Tajik Main Consular Department at 227-6363 or 227-3838 to resolve visa issues.
  • For non-U.S. citizens traveling to the United States, review current travel restrictions prior to booking tickets.
  • Prepare to shelter-in-place for an extended period of time if remaining in Tajikistan.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive email updates on future flights.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.