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Turkmenistan customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Turkmenistan to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Turkmenistan make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Turkmenistan customs regulations.

Import regulations in Turkmenistan

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

  • 2 packs of tobacco products.

Bringing alcohol

  • 1.5 litres of alcohol.

Cash limit

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into Turkmenistan.

Other Goods

  • Up to 60kg of gifts and personal goods for non-commercial use, including 1kg of jewellery.
  • Medicines must be accompanied by a prescription.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country:

  • Weapons for personal security, such as peppers sprays, knuckle dusters, mace, and stun guns.
  • Toy guns and guns that fire plastic bullets.
  • Pornographic media.
  • Media which may harm the political and economic interests of Turkmenistan, its state security, public health, and morality.
  • Explosives and pyrotechnics.
  • Nuclear materials, including fuel assembly.
  • Ionising radiation sources.
  • Technology and equipment which might be used to manufacture weapons and military equipment.
  • Narcotic and psychotropic substances.
  • Materials for alcohol manufacture.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Animals, including pets, require an import permit from the State Committee for Environmental Protection and Land Resources of Turkmenistan.
  • Firearms and ammunition require a permit from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan.
  • High frequency devices including radio microphones require a permit from the Interdepartmental Commission for Radio Frequencies under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan.
  • Pets will be subject to veterinary inspection upon arrival.
  • Plants will be subject to phytosanitary inspection upon arrival.

Information has been updated: .