Turkmenistan destination information

All you need to know before visiting Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan summary

Turkmenistan is a medium sized country with around 5M Turkmen. Official language is Turkmen. Turkmenistan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+05:00. Currency used in Turkmenistan is Turkmenistan New Manat (TMT).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 221
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 193

ATMs in Turkmenistan are . Internet speed in Turkmenistan is on average 2.5 Mbps. In Turkmenistan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M ☀️ ~15 °C 🌧 ~12 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 488k km2 (188k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Russian
  • Turkmen


Currency 💱

1 TMT = 0.28 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Turkmenistan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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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 .

international: + 993 12 1234567
calling local: 812 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Turkmenistan is on average 2.5 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Turkmenistan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Turkmenistan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

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