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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