Tajikistan Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever no
cholera 1
Typhoid & Polio 2
malaria 3
Eat Drink 4


Medical care throughout Tajikistan is poor and in no way corresponds to Western standards. Even in the capital, Dushanbe, there are no emergency doctors and hardly any possibilities to organize quick and appropriate medical treatment in an emergency. With regard to the placement of German or English-speaking medical examiners in individual cases, it is up to you to contact the German embassy in Dushanbe. The conditions in the local hospitals are not reasonable for Western tourists, often there is a lack of the simplest medicines as well as bandages and other medical supplies. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against cholera is not an entry requirement, the risk of infection is relatively high. Even if the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to be vaccinated against cholera. [2] Typhoid and poliomyelitis occur. Typhoid and polio vaccinations are recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [3] Malaria risk existed mainly from June to October in the southern border areas with Afghanistan and occasionally in central (Dushanbe), western (Nagorno-Badakhshan) and northern areas (Leninabad). The last case of malaria acquired in Tajikistan was recorded in 2014. The less dangerous form Plasmodium vivax prevailed. [4] Due to the risk of possible infections, careful drinking water and food hygiene must be ensured. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized before it is used for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice cubes, or it should be bought packaged. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is pasteurized and dairy products are safe to consume. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Pork, lettuce and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled.

Other risks

Nationwide, from April to October, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur nationwide. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. There is an increased risk of infection with hepatitis C due to poor hygienic conditions, especially during medical and dental treatment. Leishmaniasis occurs sporadically in the south. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Health certificate

An HIV test is required for stays longer than 90 days.



1 Tajik somoni = 100 dirams. Currency code: S, TJS (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 3 and 1 SEK and 50, 20, 5 and 1 Diram. Coins in denominations of 50, 25, 20, 10 and 5 dirams and 5, 3 and 1 S. Somoni coins are rarely in circulation. The Tajik somoni replaced the Tajik ruble.

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as Visa, Diners Club and Mastercard are accepted in the capital, Dushanbe, and in other major cities. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs in the big cities. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at a few ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol in major cities. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveler’s checks are not accepted in Tajikistan.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import of national currency is unlimited, its export is prohibited. The import of foreign currency is unlimited; duty of declaration. The export of foreign currency is limited to the amount declared upon entry.

Currency Exchange

Payment in US dollars is preferred, however other currencies such as the euro are also accepted. All bills are normally paid in cash; Visitors must pay their hotel bill in foreign currency. With package tours and organized tours, however, accommodation is usually included in the price. Money should always be exchanged at the official exchange offices of hotels or banks and the receipts should be kept.


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