Turkmenistan visa

Please make sure to check the latest entry information due to COVID-19. 

Turkmenistan is Open and Welcoming tourists again!

Starting from March 1, 2023, tourists will be permitted to enter the country for tourism purposes with a valid tourist visa.

Turkmenistan has the most strict visa policy in Central Asia

Almost all foreign citizens must have a Turkmen visa to enter the country and therefore Turkmenistan is not well-known as a travel destination.

There are two types of visas that tourists can use. The first is a tourist visa, and the second option is a transit visa. Tourist visas can only be obtained together with ordering a tour. If you purchase a Turkmenistan tour through us, a visa will be included in the tour price. 

Covid-19: Rules to apply for a visa to Turkmenistan

An express PCR test for COVID-19 will be taken upon arrival and the result may take 10-15 minutes. It costs 35 USD.

How to get Turkmenistan Entry Visa?

In order to obtain a Turkmen visa, it is necessary to obtain a Letter of Invitation (LOI) beforehand. The LOI can only be obtained through registered travel agents in Turkmenistan. If the State Migration Service issues the LOI, it will be sent to you via email. Once you have the LOI, you can obtain your Turkmen visa upon arrival in Turkmenistan, whether it’s at Ashgabat International Airport or at various land borders such as Hojeyli, Dashoguz, Farap, Howdan, and others.

The processing time for the LOI is approximately two weeks. To obtain the LOI, you are required to provide the following:

  • A color copy of your passport (including the main page with your photo)
  • A passport-size photo with a white background
  • A completed application form
  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate demonstrating that you have received at least two doses of the vaccine
  • Authorities may request extra document authorities if necessary

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