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Tajikistan, is located in Central Asia, nestled between Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China.
Tajikistan was once home to many ancient societies dating back as far as the 4th millennium BCE. The area’s deep historical roots and many exceptional outdoor experiences draw in tourists from all over the world.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Tajikistan. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Tajikistan: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Malaria may be a threat depending on your itinerary. Antimalarials may be recommended for Tajikistan. Consult with a travel health specialist before your trip.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A visa is required for Tajikistan. Visas are issued for up to 45 days. A registration stamp may also be required depending on your reason for travel.
Non-tourist visas require special coordination with the Tajik Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Be sure to start your process long before your trip as the agency me ask for supporting documents.
For more information, see our Tajikistan visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Tajikistan has three different climate zones.
The western lowlands are cool with temperatures hovering in the 60’s year-round.
The region near the Pamir mountains experiences dry summers and moderate temperatures.
The mountainous region experiences a mix of humidity and snow. Temperatures are cooler throughout the year.
Summers in Tajikistan can be hot with temperatures in the 100’s. Dust storms occur regularly, especially at lower altitudes.
Crime is prevalent in Dushanbe but violent crimes are rare. The most common form of crime reported is sexaul harrassment of women walking alone. Violent crimes like muggings, armed robberies, and pickpocketing do occur.
You can take several different precautions to reduce your chances of being targeted. Travel in pairs or groups, day or night. When you’re traveling at night, walk on well-lit walkways. Stay vigilant and always be aware of your surroundings.
Terrorist attacks and demonstrations have occurred in this country in recent years. Violent attacks are typically criminal-on-criminal or criminals targeting security services. Even though civilians are typically not the intended target some do fall victim.
Demonstrations can be unpredictable and turn violent quickly. So, it’s best to avoid them.
Construction started on the Pamir Highway in 1931. Soviet military engineers spent three years building the road. It bends and winds around key parts of Tajikistan.
This road was originally built to transport supplies for Soviet troops. Now, visitors can drive along this road for the stunning views.
For your trip to Tajikistan, you’ll want to take the following items.
If you find yourself in need of help while traveling in Tajikistan, there is a U.S. embassy in the capital city of Dushanbe.
U.S. Embassy Dushanbe
109-A, Ismoili Somoni Avenue (Zarafshon district)
Dushanbe, Tajikistan 734019
Phone: +992 (37) 229 20 00
Fax: +992 (37) 229 20 50, 236 04 30
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