Find out everything you need to know about the coronavirus that is prevalent in Turkmenistan by reading the section entitled “Coronavirus” if you are considering travelling there.
It is more crucial than ever before to purchase travel insurance and verify that it provides adequate coverage while the COVID-19 outbreak is on-going. Refer to the recommendations provided by the FCO regarding insurance when travelling abroad.
Even if there is no recent record of terrorist activity in Turkmenistan, it is still possible that attacks could take place there.
You should always have some form of identification on you. Checks are frequently performed by the police.
Visa requirements are severe. It is highly recommended that you get in touch with the Turkmen Embassy in London well in advance of your trip. You are required to register with the State Migration Service if your stay is going to be longer than three days and if it is going to be above 90 days. Be careful not to overstay your visa. Please refer to the entry requirements.
If you need to get in touch with the emergency services, dial 01 (from a landline) or 001 (from a mobile phone) to get in touch with the fire department, 02 (from a landline) or 002 (from a mobile phone) to get in touch with the police, and 03 (from a landline) or 003 (from a mobile phone) to get in touch with an ambulance.
Contact the nearest British embassy, consulate, or high commission if you are outside of the country and require immediate assistance from the government of the United Kingdom.