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  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Local laws and customs
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Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 14 Dec 2019.

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Terrorists are likely to try and carry out attacks in Tajikistan.

On 6 November 2019, it was reported that 17 people were killed in an armed attack on a Tajik security checkpoint in Rudaki District on the Tajik/Uzbek border, approximately 60km south-west of Dushanbe. The Tajik Government has said that Daesh/ISIS is responsible. Dushanbe remains calm, and there is no special police presence on the streets or at checkpoints. You should exercise caution and vigilance, particularly if travelling near or across the Tajik/Uzbek border. See Local travel and Terrorism

On 29 July 2018, 4 tourists were killed in a deliberate attack while cycling in the south of the country. You should exercise extreme caution and vigilance, particularly if hiking or cycling in the countryside. See Terrorism

There are regular clashes between the Taliban and Afghan government forces in north-east Afghanistan close to the border with Tajikistan. This border is also used by drug smugglers who often engage in armed clashes with Tajik security forces.

Check local advice before travelling to the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast in the East, as the area may be closed to visitors at short notice. Tensions in the regional capital, Khorog, have risen since September 2018. See Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast

There are occasional skirmishes along the disputed Tajik/Kyrgyz border. See Border areas

Tajikistan’s borders with neighbouring countries are subject to closure without notice. Check in advance which border posts are currently open. See Border crossings

Tourism, health and transport infrastructure is poor and travel requires careful planning. See Local travel

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance including evacuation by air ambulance before you travel. See Health


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Tajikistan
Currency: Tajikistan Somoni (TJS)
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TJS
Dialling Code: 992
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 183,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Tajik (official language) 100%


Capital City(s):
Dushanbe (also largest city)
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Population:
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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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