Tajikistan Travel Guide

Traveling to Tajikistan is not always easy, but the days of corrupt border guards and random checkpoint charges are pretty much over. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about Tajikistan Travel including when to visit, where to go, how to get around, and more. We’ll also include our personal Tajikistan travel blogs to share with you our experiences traveling through Tajikistan.

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Rough and rugged Tajikistan is a place where few travelers venture, but with recent improvements in tourism infrastructure, now is the time to enter this amazing country. Whether you’re planning to take on one of the world’s most epic road trips (The Pamir Highway), or you just want to sip espresso from a cafe in Dushanbe, Tajikistan has it all. 

langar village and wakhan valley

If you’re the type of traveler who seeks adventure where few other travelers go, then you’ve come to the right place. Tajikistan is one of the least visited countries in Central Asia, and Central Asia is one of the least visited regions on Earth… so get ready for an off-the-beaten-path experience that you’ll never forget.

Recent Tajikistan Blog Posts

Below you’ll find all of our latest Tajikistan travel blog posts which should give you a good idea of what it’s like traveling around this fascinating country. We spent nearly a month traveling here including the Pamir Highway, Dushanbe, and more. We hope these posts will help you plan your own trip to Tajikistan.

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Places To Visit in Tajikistan

Tajikistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It is bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east. Most of Tajikistan is mountainous, and over 90% of its territory is covered by mountains.

The only major areas of lowlands are in the northeast (Fergana Valley), and in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in the Pamir Mountains, where Lake Karakul lies. The capital and largest city is Dushanbe.

We have spent quite a long time traveling around Tajikistan, both with a local guide and independently. Here are a few of the best places to visit in Tajikistan:

Dushanbe: the capital of Tajikistan, located on the banks of the Varzob River. It is a relatively new city, founded in 1929. The city is home to many historical monuments and cultural attractions. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Dushanbe include the Palace of Nations, the National Museum of Tajikistan, and Rudaki Park.

Doin’ It Up In Dushanbe!

Sarband: a small village about 55 kilometers from Dushanbe. It is known for its stunning mountain scenery and crystal-clear rivers. Sarband is a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Pamir Mountains: located in eastern Tajikistan, near the border with Afghanistan. The Pamirs are some of the highest mountains in Central Asia and offer some of the most spectacular views in the region. The mountains are also home to a variety of wildlife including Marco Polo sheep, ibexes, and snow leopards.

Khujand: located on the Syr Darya River in northern Tajikistan. Khujand is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia and was once an important center along the Silk Road trade route. Today, Khujand is a major commercial center and an interesting place to visit in Tajikistan.

Khorog: If you’re looking for an interesting and off-the-beaten-path destination to visit in Tajikistan, consider Khorog. Khorog is a small town located in the Pamir Mountains near the Afghan border. The town is home to a variety of historical monuments and cultural attractions. It’s also a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Things To Do in Tajikistan

There is no shortage of things to do in Tajikistan. From its natural beauty and diverse landscape to its rich history and culture, there is something for everyone in this Central Asian country. Here are five of the best things to do in Tajikistan:

See the ancient city of Samarkand: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most beautiful and historically significant cities in all of Central Asia. Situated on the Silk Road, Samarkand was a major cultural and commercial center for centuries. Today, visitors can explore its stunning mosques, madrasas, and bazaars, as well as its magnificent Registan Square.

avenue of tombs in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Climb Mount Ismail Samani: This 9,200-foot mountain is one of Tajikistan’s most popular hiking destinations. The climb to the summit is strenuous but rewarding, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside available along the way. Once at the top, hikers can relax in the shadow of Mount Ismail Samani’s snow-capped peak.

Hike through the Fann Mountains: The Fann Mountains are a beautiful range of snow-capped peaks located in northwestern Tajikistan. Home to a variety of wildlife including bears, ibex, and Marco Polo sheep, these mountains offer some of the best hiking opportunities in all of Central Asia. With trails ranging from easy to challenging, there is something for everyone here.

Explore the Wakhan Corridor: This narrow strip of land extending between Afghanistan and Tajikistan is one of the most remote and least visited areas in all of Central Asia. A haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers, the Wakhan Corridor offers pristine mountain landscapes, glaciers, rivers, and wildlife sightseeing opportunities galore. It is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure travel experience.

Discover Dushanbe’s vibrant culture & cuisine: Dushanbe is Tajikistan’s capital city and its cultural heartland. Here visitors can enjoy an array of traditional music and dance performances, as well as exhibitions by local artists and craftsmen. There are also a number of excellent restaurants serving up delicious national cuisine dishes. Surprisingly, we had our best Indian food ever at a restaurant called Delhi Darbar in Dushanbe.

Cost of Travel in Tajikistan

When planning a trip to Tajikistan, it’s important to be aware of the costs involved. This article will provide an overview of the cost of travel in Tajikistan, including daily budgets for budget, midrange, and top-end travelers.

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Planning a trip to Tajikistan on a budget? This section will provide an overview of the costs involved, including tips on how to keep your expenses low.

Budget ($15-$30/day): If you’re looking to travel to Tajikistan on a tight budget, you’ll be happy to know that it’s possible to do so without sacrificing comfort or safety. In general, your daily expenses will likely fall in the range of $15-30 per day. This can cover everything from food and accommodation to transportation and sightseeing.

To help stretch your dollars further, consider staying in guesthouses or homestays rather than hotels, eating at local restaurants instead of tourist traps, and taking public transportation wherever possible. If you’re willing to forgo some luxury items – like air conditioning or hot water – you can easily bring your daily budget down even further.

Midrange ($50/day): Midrange travel in Tajikistan can be a great way to experience the country while staying within budget. Midrange travelers can expect to spend around $50 per day, which will cover most of their expenses including food, accommodation, and transportation.

There are a number of ways to keep costs down while traveling in this price range, including staying in local guesthouses or homestays, eating at budget restaurants and taking public transportation whenever possible. By making a few small sacrifices, it’s possible to bring your daily budget down even further.

Top-End ($200+/day): If you’re looking to travel Tajikistan in style, you’ll need a daily budget of around $200 per day. This will cover most of your expenses including food, accommodation, and transportation.

In general, top-end travelers can expect to spend around $200 per day. This will cover most of your expenses including food, accommodation and transportation.

There are a number of ways to keep costs down while traveling in this price range, including staying in local guesthouses or homestays, eating at budget restaurants, and taking public transportation whenever possible. By making a few small sacrifices, it’s possible to bring your daily budget down even further.

For those looking for a more comfortable – but still affordable – option, midrange travel in Tajikistan is definitely the way to go. With a bit more money to spend, you’ll be able to enjoy nicer hotels and restaurants as well as some extras like air conditioning and hot water. Overall, you can expect to spend an average of $50-70 per day while traveling in this manner.

These costs include accommodation, food, transport, and other expenses. Let’s take a closer look at each of these expenses.

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Accommodation: Accommodation is relatively cheap in Tajikistan, with budget travelers able to find rooms for as little as US$5 per night. midrange travelers can find rooms for around US$15-20 per night, while top-end travelers can expect to pay around US$30-40 per night.

Food: Food is also relatively cheap in Tajikistan, with budget travelers able to eat well for around US$5-10 per day. midrange travelers can expect to spend around US$10-15 per day, while top-end travelers can expect to spend around US$20-25 per day.

Transport: Transport is also relatively cheap in Tajikistan. Budget travelers can get by on public transport for around US$0.50-1 per journey, while midrange and top-end travelers can hire private drivers or use chauffeured cars for around US$10-15 per day.

Other expenses: Other expenses such as entrance fees, shopping, and alcohol can vary depending on your budget and preferences. However, overall it is possible to enjoy a great holiday in Tajikistan without spending too much money.

Where To Stay in Tajikistan

When traveling to Tajikistan, there are a variety of accommodation options from which to choose. The most popular options include hotels, guest houses, Airbnb, hostels, and camping.

Hotels are often the most expensive option, but they offer a high level of comfort and convenience. Guest houses are generally less expensive than hotels and may also offer more personal service. Airbnb is becoming increasingly popular in Tajikistan, as it offers travelers the opportunity to stay in local homes and experience the culture firsthand. Hostels are a great option for budget-minded travelers, and camping can be a fun way to experience the outdoors.

Below I’ve covered each of the main accommodation options in Tajikistan in more detail:

Hotels: There are a variety of hotels in Tajikistan to choose from, depending on your budget and preferences. If you’re looking for a luxurious experience, the Hyatt Regency Dushanbe is a great option, with its elegant decor and top-notch amenities. However, if you’re on a tighter budget, there are plenty of other options as well. The Hotel Ismaili is a low-cost option that offers clean and comfortable rooms, while the Pamir Lodge is a more rustic option nestled in the mountains near Dushanbe. Whichever hotel you choose, you’re sure to enjoy your stay in Tajikistan!

Guesthouses & Homestays: Guesthouses and homestays are popular accommodation options in Tajikistan. They are typically small, family-run businesses that offer basic amenities and a warm welcome to travelers.

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Chatting with fellow backpackers at a guesthouse along the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan – no internet here!

They can be found in most towns and villages throughout Tajikistan and offer a great opportunity to meet local people and learn about their culture and way of life. Most of them charge very reasonable rates, making them an affordable option for budget-conscious travelers.

Accommodation at a guesthouse or homestay usually includes a bed or room in a shared house, as well as three meals per day. Guests are often invited to join the family for meals, which is a great way to sample traditional Tajik cuisine.

Most guesthouses and homestays have basic facilities such as running water and toilets, but some may not have electricity. It is important to inquire about these details before booking accommodation, as they may affect your decision.

Overall, these types of accommodations provide a unique and affordable travel experience in Tajikistan. They are a great way to get to know the local people and culture, and they offer a comfortable place to rest after a long day of sightseeing.

Private rooms at both guest houses and homestays typically cost between $10 and $30 per night, depending on the location and level of comfort offered. Some of them include amenities such as air conditioning, satellite TV, or Wi-Fi in the room rate, while others may charge a small additional fee for these services.

It is important to inquire about the specific details of your accommodation before booking, as some may not have all the amenities you are looking for. For example, if you require air conditioning or Wi-Fi access, make sure these are available before making your reservation.

Airbnb: Airbnb is a great way to find unique and interesting places to stay while traveling. Tajikistan is a beautiful country with plenty of breathtaking landscapes and historical attractions to explore. Here are some of the best Airbnb options around Tajikistan.

Lake Sarez is a stunning lake is located in the Pamir Mountains and is well-known for its clear turquoise waters. There are several Airbnb available overlooking the lake, including a yurt camp that offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains.

Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, is a fascinating mix of Soviet and Islamic architecture. There are plenty of Airbnb available in Dushanbe, ranging from modern apartments to traditional homes with courtyard gardens.

The Fann Mountains are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tajikistan. There are many Airbnbs located near the mountain villages, offering stunning views of the peaks and countryside.

Hostels: Hostels are a popular and relatively affordable way to stay while traveling. They can offer a more social atmosphere than hotels, and are usually more centrally located. Here are some of the best hostels around Tajikistan:

Nomadic Hostel in Dushanbe is a great place to stay if you’re looking for a centrally located, safe, and clean place to stay. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, and they offer a variety of services such as laundry, airport pickup, and trip planning.

Travelling The Pamir Highway

In Khujand, the Stay Hostel is a great option with comfortable beds, clean facilities, and friendly staff. It’s located close to several restaurants and shops, making it the perfect spot for explorers looking to get out and explore the city.

The Green Roof Hostel in Istaravshan is situated in a beautiful location with stunning views of the mountains. It offers a variety of room options including private rooms and dorms. The staff is incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable about the area, making it the perfect place to stay if you want to experience everything Istaravshan has to offer.

Camping: Camping in Tajikistan is an amazing experience. The mountains and nature provide a stunning backdrop to your camping trip, and the people are warm and welcoming. There are a variety of camping opportunities available in Tajikistan, from pitching your tent near a river to camping in the high mountains.

One of the best places to camp in Tajikistan is on the Pamir Highway. This winding road travels through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, and it’s the perfect place to set up camp for a night or two. There are numerous spots where you can pull off the road and set up your tent, and you’ll be surrounded by mountains and valleys.

Another great option for camping is in the Fann Mountains. These mountains are home to some of the tallest peaks in Tajikistan, and they offer plenty of opportunities for camping and hiking. You can find campsites throughout the mountain range, and most of them offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

During our stay in Tajikistan, we had the opportunity to hike plenty of times along the Pamir Highway. It was an absolute blast and is highly recommended for any travelers visiting Tajikistan.

Tajikistan is a wonderful country for camping, and you’re sure to have an amazing time exploring everything it has to offer. So grab your tent and head out into the wilderness – you won’t regret it!

Yurt Stays: When most people think of Tajikistan, they likely don’t think of yurts. Yurts are a traditional dwelling found throughout much of Central Asia, and Tajikistan is no exception. In fact, there are many areas in Tajikistan where you can stay in a yurt while exploring the country.

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A Yurt We Stayed in While Visiting Keng Shiber, Tajikistan

One of the best places to stay in a yurt is around the town of Karakol in eastern Tajikistan. There are a number of yurt camps located in this area, and they offer a great way to experience local life and culture. The yurts here are typically furnished with beds, chairs, and a table, and they come with access to bathrooms and showers.

Another great place to stay in a yurt is in the Pamir Mountains near the border with Afghanistan. Here you can find yurt camps located at high elevations, providing stunning views of the surrounding peaks. These camps typically have fewer amenities than those around Karakol, but they offer an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful parts of Tajikistan.

Food & Drink in Tajikistan

Cuisine in Tajikistan is greatly influenced by its neighboring countries, including Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan. Due to the mountainous terrain and lack of arable land, most dishes are simple and rely heavily on meat, grains, and dairy products.

Backpacking Tajikistan The Food

The most common meat in Tajik cuisine is mutton, which is often cooked in stews or served as kebabs. Lamb is also popular, as are chicken and beef. Staples include rice, flour-based breads such as naan and lavash, and potatoes. Dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, and sour cream are common additions to dishes or served as condiments.

One of the most distinctive features of Tajik cuisine is the use of spices such as cumin, coriander, black pepper, and cloves. These spices give dishes a complex flavor that is unique to Tajikistan. Some of the most popular dishes include plov (a rice dish with lamb or beef), shorba (a soup made with lamb or beef), manti (meat dumplings), and qurutob (a flatbread filled with cheese or mutton).

Despite its influences from other cultures, Tajik cuisine is unique and flavorful in its own right. The use of spices gives dishes a distinct taste that is not found in other cuisines of Central Asia. If you’re looking for an interesting and tasty culinary experience, be sure to try some Tajik food!

A Delicious Plate of Plov, a Common Dish in Tajikistan and Central Asia

Plov: Plov is a dish made with rice, vegetables, and meat. The name plov comes from the Uzbek word for “rice.” Plov is a popular dish in many countries in Central Asia, including Tajikistan.

  • Ingredients: rice, lamb, carrots, onion, oil
  • Flavor Profile: Savory with a slight sweetness from the carrots
  • Cost: $3 – $5

Shashlik: Shashlik is made with rice, vegetables, and meat. The name shashlik comes from the Uzbek word for “meat on a stick.” Shashlik is usually made with lamb or beef, but can also be made with chicken or fish.

  • Ingredients: lamb, carrots, onion, oil
  • Flavor Profile: Savory with a slight sweetness from the carrots
  • Cost: $3 – $5

Manty: Manty is a dish made with rice, vegetables, and meat. The name manty comes from the Uzbek word for “dumpling.” They are made with rice, lamb, carrots, and onion. The flavor profile is savory with a slight sweetness from the carrots. They cost between $3 and $5 per serving.

  • Ingredients: dough made from wheat flour and water, minced meat (lamb or beef), onion, salt and pepper to taste
  • Flavor Profile: Similar to Chinese dim sum dumplings but with a Tajikistan flavor profile
  • Cost:$1 – $3 per serving

Somsa: Somsa is a savory pastry that is popular in Tajikistan. It is made with dough, minced meat (lamb or beef), onion, salt and pepper to taste. The flavor profile is similar to Chinese dim sum dumplings but with a Tajikistan flavor profile. Somsa can be served as an appetizer or main course.

  • Ingredients: dough made from wheat flour and water, minced meat (lamb or beef), onion, salt and pepper to taste
  • Flavor Profile: Similar to Chinese dim sum dumplings but with a Tajikistan flavor profile
  • Cost:$1 – $3 per serving
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Delicious Central Asian Somsa

Oshi Palow: Oshi Palow is another popular dish in Tajikistan. It is made with rice, vegetables, and meat. The name oshi palow comes from the Uzbek word for “rice.”

  • Ingredients: rice, lamb, carrots, onion, oil
  • Flavor Profile: Savory with a slight sweetness from the carrots
  • Cost: $3 – $5 per serving

Tajikistan Travel Tips

When traveling to Tajikistan, there are a few things you should know. The first is that the official language of Tajikistan is Tajik, so it may be helpful to learn some key phrases before you go. Additionally, the currency in Tajikistan is the Somoni, so it’s important to be familiar with the exchange rate before you arrive.

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Another important thing to note is that Tajikistan is a mountainous country, and as such, the roads can be quite treacherous. It’s important to be aware of this before you travel and to plan accordingly. Finally, because of its location, Tajikistan can be quite hot during the summer months, so make sure to pack appropriately.

Here are a few quick travel tips for Tajikistan:

Keep your passport on hand: When traveling to Tajikistan, always make sure you have your passport and visa with you.

Be aware of petty theft: Be aware of your surroundings at all times and be particularly cautious when traveling in rural areas. We had a not-so-petty amount of money stolen from us on the Pamir Highway, so we can say firsthand it’s worth being careful and not forcing temptation on the poor locals in the villages.

Go insured: Make sure you have adequate travel insurance and health insurance policies in place before departing for Tajikistan. We recommend WorldNomads for long-term travelers and SafetyWing for full-time nomads.

Have Cash: Cash is the preferred currency in Tajikistan, so make sure you have plenty of Tajiks on hand before departing.

Know the seasons: If possible, try to avoid traveling during the winter months as conditions can be very harsh and unpredictable

All in all, when traveling to Tajikistan, it’s important to be aware of the culture and customs of the country, as well as the climate and terrain. With a bit of preparation, however, traveling to Tajikistan can be an incredibly rewarding experience.

When To Travel To Tajikistan

The Best Time To Visit: June-September

The best time to visit Tajikistan (if you’re heading to the mountains) is between June and September. During this time, however, the lower-lying reaches of the country can be scorching at over 40°C (105°F). Spring (March–May) has mild temperatures but there are a lot of spring showers that can make mountain passes and muddy roads impassable.

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If you’re not going to the mountains, April is a great time to visit Southern Tajikistan when much of the region is in bloom.

We visited Tajikistan in November when we went and we were able to go over all of the passes on the Pamir Highway without any snow or issues. Some would say we were lucky, but these days, with the weather warming globally, I’d say you’re pretty safe to visit the country into November.

If the passes in the Pamir Highway are clear, then you know the rest of the country will be warm and dry enough as well. If you’re coming in November, maybe start in the Pamir Highway (the highest altitudes in the country) and then move on to travel the rest of the country afterward.

If you’re going to the Pamir Highway at the end of November, there’s a higher chance that roads will be closed due to snow.

Getting Around Tajikistan

Getting around Tajikistan can be a bit tricky, but with a little bit of planning, it’s definitely doable. The main airports are in Dushanbe and Khujand, and there are buses and trains that connect the two cities.

Taxis are also available, although they can be quite expensive. If you’re looking to explore more of the country, renting a car or taking a taxi is the best way to go. There are also horse-drawn carriages available for hire, but they’re not very common.

Plane: The best way to get around Tajikistan is by plane. There are several airlines that fly between Dushanbe and Khujand, as well as other major cities in the country. The buses and trains are a bit slower and less reliable, so if you have a lot of ground to cover it’s best to fly.

Train: Train travel is a decent way to see Tajikistan if a little slow and confusing. The trains are relatively reliable and connect the few major cities in the country.

The best way to buy tickets is online, as there are often long lines at the train stations. There are several different classes of service, with the most expensive being first class. The trains are usually quite comfortable, although they can be quite crowded during peak times.

Taxi: Taxis are a great option for shorter trips within cities, but they can be quite expensive. It’s usually best to negotiate a price before getting in the taxi. Be aware that there are unlicensed taxis operating in Tajikistan, so make sure you agree on the fare beforehand.

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Car Rental: Renting a car is a great way to see more of Tajikistan, but it’s important to be aware of the conditions on the roads. Many of them are unpaved and can be quite dangerous, especially if you’re not used to driving in such conditions. It’s also important to note that fuel is not always readily available, so make sure you fill up your tank before heading out on a road trip.

Horse Trekking: Horse trekking is a popular way to explore Tajikistan. The country is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, and there’s no better way to see them than on horseback.

There are a number of companies that offer horse trekking tours, and most of them will provide all the necessary equipment. You’ll need to be reasonably fit as the treks can be quite challenging, but if you’re up for the challenge it’s definitely worth it.

The best time to go horse trekking in Tajikistan is from May to October. The weather is usually quite mild during this time, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see the stunningly green countryside. Keep in mind that many of the roads leading into the mountains are unpaved, so make sure your vehicle is in good condition before setting out on your trek.

Tajikistan Entry Requirements

Tajikistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia that borders Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east. To visit Tajikistan, you will need a visa. The process for obtaining a visa is relatively simple.

Travel Entry and Visa Requirements - Border Guard Security in Airport

First, you will need to find out if you need a visa to visit Tajikistan. Nationals of some countries do not require a visa, while others do. I’ve listed countries that don’t need a visa below. You can find an up-to-date list of countries that do not require a visa on the Tajikistan Embassy website.

Visa-Free Entry

Below is a list of countries that do not need to apply for a visa before entering Tajikistan. I’ve broken up the nationalities eligible for visa-free entry by the duration of stay.

Unlimited stay
Armenia
Belarus 
Georgia 
Kazakhstan
Moldova
Russia

90 Days
Azerbaijan
Kyrgyzstan
Ukraine

30 Days

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Brunei
Canada
Chile
Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic Czechia
Denmark
Dominican Republic Dominicana
Ecuador
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany

Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Maldives
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand

Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United States
Uzbekistan

If your country is not on the above list, you will need to apply for a visa. To apply for a visa, you will need to gather the following documents:

  • A passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Tajikistan
  • A completed visa application form
  • Two passport-size photos
  • Proof of travel arrangements (e.g. airline tickets)
  • A copy of your health insurance policy
  • A copy of your hotel reservation or an invitation from a sponsor in Tajikistan
  • A fee payable by bank transfer or postal order

Once you have gathered all of the required documents, send them to the Tajikistan Embassy in your country. The Embassy will review your application and let you know if your visa has been approved.

The process for obtaining a visa can be time-consuming, so it is important to start well in advance of your planned trip. For more information on Tajikistan visas, please visit a Tajikistan Embassy website of a location near you.

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