Turkmenistan international travel guide

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is part of Asia with main city at Ashgabat. It's usually 🌤️ 0.96 °C in Turkmenistan with a rainfall of 🌧 18.42 mm. Internet speed in Turkmenistan is on average 2.5 Mbps. In Turkmenistan you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Turkmenistan New Manat. The languages spoken are Turkmen and Russian. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~0.96 °C   🌧 ~18.42 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

All international flights to and from Turkmenistan are currently suspended, road borders are closed and passenger ferries are cancelled. If you're in Turkmenistan, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Turkmenistan.

issued date: March 28, 2020

General

🔌 Sockets

Turkmenistan uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Turkmen and Russian

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Turkmenistan uses the Turkmenistan manat (symbol: m), code TMT.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 manat. Manat is subdivided into 100 tennesis. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 manat and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 tennesis.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Turkmenistan is on average 2.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Turkmenistan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 197.05 TMT, which includes 4 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: MTS or TM Cell. Turkmenistan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Turkmenistan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Turkmenistan, dial +, then 993 (the country code for Turkmenistan), then the area code (without the initial 8) and the local number. For local calls within Turkmenistan, start with the area code (with the initial 8). In the case above area code is 12 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Turkmenistan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Last updated: January 1, 2021

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