Tajikistan visa

Tajikistan visa Rules

Rules of entry to Tajikistan

Tajikistan opened its borders after the Covid restrictions on the arrivals by air. Land borders are open only with Uzbekistan but remain closed with other neighboring countries’ borders of China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

Tajikistan visa-free for 52 nations

On January 1, 2022, Tajikistan introduced a 30 – days visa-free regime for travelers from 52 nations.
Below is the list of the countries eligible for a visa free entry:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Monaco
  • ​​Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America

Tajikistan visa information

Many travelers to Tajikistan still need a visa. An additional GBAO permit (Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast) is necessary for any travel to the Pamirs. Here is a list of countries that can enter Tajikistan without a visa. Please check the last Covid-19 rules beforehead.

Unlimited stay

Nationals of the following 9 nations are not required to obtain a visa for Tajikistan

  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Armenia

90 Days Stay

  • Azerbaijan
  • Ukraine

30 Days Stay

  • Uzbekistan

eVisa Rule

The government of Tajikistan launched an E-visa system on 1 June 2016. The eVisa can be used at any border crossing and is granted for tourism and business. Along with an eVisa visitors may obtain a permit to visit the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region for US$20.
Holders of passports of the following 121 countries or territories can obtain a single or multiple entry e-Visa online for US$30 prior to arrival for a maximum stay of 60 days within 90 days:
  • Albania 
  • Algeria
  • Andorra 
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas 
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Cabo Verde
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico 
  • Monaco 
  • Mongolia 
  • Montenegro 
  • Morocco 
  • North Macedonia 
  • Oman 
  • Pakistan 
  • Panama 
  • Papua 
  • New Guinea Paraguay 
  • Peru 
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis 
  • Saint Lucia 
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
  • San Marino 
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • Senegal 
  • Serbia 
  • Seychelles 
  • South Africa 
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Suriname 
  • Taiwan 
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia 
  • Turkmenistan 
  • United Kingdom 
  • Uruguay 
  • Vatican City 
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

Gorno-Badakhshan permit

Special permits are required to visit the regions within the GBAO Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous ProvinceOVIR permit is required and another special permit (free of charge) is required for Lake Sarez and lake Zorkul.

The visa used to be valid for 45 days within a 90-day period from the entry date you fill in. Since March 1st 2020, visa validity has increased to 60 days. 

The e-visa is a single entry visa, just like the visa on arrival. The 45 days should fall entirely within the 90 days. You can apply as early as you like. You don’t have to enter on the first day of entry, you can enter at a later date as well. Similarly, you can leave before the 60 days are up, you do not have to stay until the last day. Your day of presence in Tajikistan counts as a full day, even if you arrive at 23.55. Same with your day of exit: counts as a full day.

Please note that if you do not need a visa, you cannot apply for the GBAO permit online. You will need to go to an embassy or do it in Dushanbe or Khujand, or through a tour operator or as a part of a tour, where the GBAO permit is always included in our service.

 You can also check the latest information from the Tajik government official website.

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Page updated 20.4.2023

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