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 prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. On March 13, 2020, the Government of Turkmenistan reported that private citizens from the United States and other countries with several cases of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter Turkmenistan until April 1, 2020.
The number of commercial flights to and from Turkmenistan has been reduced significantly in recent weeks. On March 6, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees.
Actions to Take:
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19
- Check with your airline before traveling regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Carry medical evacuation insurance and verify that COVID-19 is covered under your policy.
- Carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.
- 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 travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.