Message for U.S. Citizens: Charter Flight Departing Turkmenistan

The Department of State’s March 19, 2020 COVID-19 Update advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel at this time due to the global impact of COVID-19.  At this time, there are no international flights out of Ashgabat, including medical evacuation flights.

The U.S. Department if State is planning a charter flight this weekend that will depart from Turkmenistan to a destination in the United States.  We will send departure, cost, payment, and flight details to those who have contacted us with information listed below.

Due to the recent cancellation of all international passenger flights out of Turkmenistan, we strongly encourage U.S. citizens to depart Turkmenistan.  We do not know when international passenger flights will resume after the scheduled charter flight. Please consider this new information when deciding whether to stay or depart Turkmenistan.

If you have not emailed the Embassy already, and you want to depart to the United States the weekend of March 28th, please email the information below to by 12:00 PM Ashgabat time on Thursday, March 26th.

Please do not call the Embassy to confirm receipt of your email; we will contact you. In your email please provide the following:

  • Full name
  • Passport number
  • Citizenship (only for Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S.)
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Medical consideration
  • A copy of your passport biographic page

U.S. Legal Permanent residents are also eligible to avail of this opportunity but would need to secure permission from the Government of Turkmenistan to depart the country.