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Tajikistan Travel Information

According to internetsailors, Tajikistan (Тоҷикистон, Tojikiston) is a country in Asia bordering Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Afghanistan. Tajikistan has been independent from the former Soviet Union since 1991. The capital of Tajikistan is Dushanbe (Dushanbe). A number of major cities in Tajikistan are: Khujand, Qurghonteppa, Kulob, Vahdat and Khorugh.

Tajikistan is known as one of the poorest countries in the world. approximately 44% of the population lives below the poverty line. The country’s economy largely relies on the export of cotton and aluminum, silver, gold and uranium. Tajikistan is often known for its pristine nature. The Pamir Mountains with snowy peaks of more than 7000 meters and many other mountain areas provide beautiful views of the mountainous landscape. According to hyperrestaurant, the country is also known for its beautiful architecture and beautiful clothing. The population is known to be hospitable and friendly towards tourists.

Where is Tajikistan?

Travel information of Tajikistan

Official name: Republic of Tajikistan
Continent: Asia
Area: 143,100 km²
Capital: Dushanbe (Dushanbe)
Country code: TJ, TJK
Population: 8,873,669 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 7,495 m (Ismail Samani Peak)
Distance (Amsterdam – Dushanbe): 5,044 km
Flight time: approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: All non-essential travel to the border area with Kyrgyzstan is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow and orange.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Tajikistan that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Tajikistan, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Tajikistan. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Tajikistan?

Weather and climate
Tajikistan has a continental climate. The temperatures are around 40 degrees during the summer months and around 0 degrees during the winter months. There is snow all year round in the mountain areas.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Tajikistan can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Tajikistan can be found at Climate info.

Best time
March, April, May, September and October are the best months to travel to Tajikistan. This avoids the hot summer months with the risk of sand storms and the cold winter months with the risk of snow storms.

Tajik is the official language in Tajikistan.
Would you like to translate from or into Tajik for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Tajikistan.
A visa is required. You can obtain this upon arrival in Tajikistan at the airports Dushanbe and Khujand. This visa is valid for 45 days.
If you enter the country in another way, you must be in possession of a so-called e-visa.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Kazakhstan (also for Tajikistan):
Embassy of Tajikistan in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Tajikistan it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

There is malaria in Tajikistan. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Tajikistan people pay with the Tajik Somoni (TJS).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Tajikistan can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Tajikistan are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -66% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (78% cheaper), food (57% cheaper), imported beer in catering (70% cheaper), cigarettes (91% cheaper) and public transport (91% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Tajikistan it is customary to tip in tourist cities. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 10%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 3 hours later in Tajikistan.
During our winter time it is 4 hours later in Tajikistan.
Tajikistan has no difference in winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Tajikistan on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Tajikistan you have to drive on the right.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Tajikistan you must have an international driver’s license. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Tajikistan.

In Tajikistan the same power plugs and sockets are used as in the United States.
More information about electricity in Tajikistan can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 02
– Fire: 01
– Ambulance: 03

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Tajikistan can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Tajikistan can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Tajikistan end in.tj.
Tajikistan official website: tourism.tj.

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Tajikistan is 00992 or +992.
To call the Netherlands from Tajikistan, dial 8 (wait for dial tone) 1031.
(If using a country code, omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Tajikistan.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Tajikistan.

An overview of all public holidays in Tajikistan can be found on Beleven.org.

Reviews and Travel Reviews
TripAdvisor features traveler reviews of accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Tajikistan, supplemented with photos , videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Tajikistan?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Tajikistan. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Tajikistan can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Tajikistan can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Tajikistan? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Tajikistan.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.3.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Almost 45% of the population in Tajikistan lives below the poverty line?
…Tajikistan has several exclaves?
…Tajikistan was part of the Soviet Union until 1991?
…The legendary Silk Road ran through Tajikistan?
…Tajikistan has more than 900 lakes?

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