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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