Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Flight Opportunities for U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents

Event: The U.S. Embassy has become aware of potential chartered flights departing Turkmenistan. If you are a U.S. citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) interested in these flights, please email the information below no later than 19:00 Ashgabat time on Friday, August 21, 2020 AshgabatUSCitizen@state.gov . Once you express your interest, we will send additional …

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U.S. Embassy Accepts Voting Materials for 2020 U.S. Elections

The U.S. Embassy is temporarily able to accept voting materials to be sent to the United States via diplomatic pouch.  If you are interested in submitting your voting materials, please contact the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section ( VoteAshgabat@state.gov ) to arrange a time to drop off your materials at the U.S. Embassy. Voting materials must be received …

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 Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Flight Opportunities for U.S. Citizens

Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of two potential chartered flights departing Turkmenistan in August.  If you are a U.S. citizen interested in these flights, please email the information below by 7:00 p.m. (Ashgabat time), Monday, August 3rd to AshgabatUSCitizen@state.gov.  Once you express your interest, we will send additional information about these flights.  If you provided …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Flight Opportunities for U.S. Citizens

Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Flight Opportunities for U.S. Citizens (July 23, 2020) Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of two potential chartered flights departing Turkmenistan in July and August.  If you are a U.S. citizen interested in these flight opportunities, please email the information below by 5:00 p.m. (Ashgabat time), Friday July 24th to  AshgabatUSCitizen@state.gov .  Once you express your interest, …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: November 9, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Turkmenistan has not officially acknowledged any cases of COVID-19 within its borders and may be disinclined to do so if cases were confirmed. The U.S. Embassy has received reports of local citizens with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 undergoing COVID-19 testing and being placed in quarantine in infectious diseases …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (June 23, 2020)

Event: Reports of Infectious Disease and Quarantine of Private Citizens While there are no official reports of positive COVID-19 cases in Turkmenistan, the U.S. Embassy has received reports of local citizens with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 undergoing COVID-19 testing and being placed in quarantine in infectious diseases hospitals for up to fourteen days. The U.S. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Soliciting Interest in Flight Opportunities

While commercial international flights continue to be suspended in Turkmenistan, the Embassy has become aware of plans to organize special flights to depart Turkmenistan.  At this time, we do not have any flights to announce, but if these opportunities are confirmed and if spaces are available for U.S. citizens, we will inform individuals who register their …

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Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (May 29, 2019)

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020, but will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as …

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Health Alert for U.S. Citizens (March 31, 2020)

Location:  Turkmenistan Event: This message contains the following new information: U.S. Embassy authorized ordered departure status due to reduced international and medevac flight availability, and restriction of movement. The State Department advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  The State Department is advising U.S. citizens traveling or residing outside …

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U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States

U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States should work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. In case commercial transportation options cease to be available, we are compiling a list of persons seeking to leave Turkmenistan. Please enroll in STEP and provide your name and contact information to …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Commercial flights to and from Turkmenistan have recently been suspended.  On March 6, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. The Government of Turkmenistan has informed the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat that it intends to offer a limited number of seats on a commercial …

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ALERT: NON-EMERGENCY CONSULAR SERVICES CLOSURE

Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19): As of March 18, 2020, the United States Embassy in Turkmenistan is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. If you have an urgent matter and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (March 17, 2020)

Location:  Turkmenistan Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. While Turkmenistan has not reported any cases of COVID-19 within its borders, it has instituted measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be …

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Update on Travel Restrictions to the United States (March 13, 2020)

Entry of non-LPR foreign nationals who were present in the People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, or the 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Zone within 14 days prior to their arrival at the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (March 6, 2020)

Location: Turkmenistan Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China. The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. The government of Turkmenistan has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for …

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URGENT INFORMATION FOR VISA APPLICANTS REGARDING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19):

Entry of foreign nationals who were present in the People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, or the Islamic Republic of Iran, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation. If you reside in, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (February 17, 2020)

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Measures in Turkmenistan Location: Turkmenistan Event: The U.S. Embassy would like to provide an update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures in Turkmenistan. The U.S. Embassy is not aware of any known cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Turkmenistan. However, the Government of Turkmenistan has announced that citizens of all countries in which …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (February 14, 2020)

Quarantine Measures at Turkmenistan Airports Location: Turkmenistan Event: The U.S. Embassy is not aware of any known cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Turkmenistan. As a precautionary measure, the Government of Turkmenistan is implementing quarantine measures based on travel histories that suggest the possible presence of the COVID-19. Travelers displaying symptoms of possible exposure and/or …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), Heightened Tensions in the Region (January 4, 2020)

Location: Turkmenistan, countrywide Event: The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat advises all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in the region. U.S. citizens are encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and to practice good situational awareness. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile Be aware of your surroundings Update and maintain your list of emergency …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Closure of Routine Consular Services

Location: Turkmenistan, countrywide The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy, Ashgabat, will be closed for routine Non-Immigrant Visa, Immigrant Visa, and American Citizens Services appointments during the holiday season from December 16th through December 30th. Emergency U.S. citizen services will be available during that time. The Consular Section will re-open for routine appointments on December …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (October 17, 2019)

Location: Turkmenistan, countrywide Update to security alert dated February 7, 2019: Recently, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) authorized Turkmenistan Airlines to resume flights to the European Union following a suspension. U.S. Embassy personnel have been authorized to resume using Turkmenistan Airlines for both domestic and international flights. Background On February 7, 2019, the …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (February 7, 2019)

Event: The European Aviation Safety Agency has suspended Turkmenistan Airlines landing rights at European Union airports. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Turkmenistan Airlines flights to and from the European Union airports pending confirmation that it meets international air safety standards. Effective immediately American Embassy personnel may not fly Turkmenistan Airlines on official …

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Travel and Medical Advisory

Event: Some parts of Turkmenistan, including Ashgabat, are currently experiencing a dust cloud covering. It is believed this mixture of salt particles and dust is from the area around the Aral Sea carried here by strong winds, but we cannot independently confirm this information. The U. S. Embassy Health Unit, in consultation with colleagues in …

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