Tourist visa Tajikistan

The process to obtain a tourist visa for Tajikistan has greatly been simplified over the past years. A visa is not necessary for nationals of most countries for a stay up to 30 days. Only for longer stays and nationals of several non-eligible countries, it is required to obtain a visa. Fortunately, applying for a visa is simple through an online visa application portal that is available to passport holders of almost all countries. A visit to an embassy or consulate is mostly not needed. Find out in this article which procedure applies to you when entering Tajikistan as a tourist.

Tea house Navruz in Dushanbe

Attention! It is currently required for everyone entering Tajikistan from abroad to bring a negative PCR-test no older than 72 hours.

Date – 5 June 2022

Visa exemption

A visa is not needed for nationals of numerous countries. The maximum stay without visa differs between the exempted countries. For most countries, the maximum stay is 30 days. Nationals from six countries of the former Soviet Union can enter Tajikistan without any restrictions.

Unlimited stay

• Russia
• Kyrgyzstan
• Kazakhstan
• Belarus
• Georgia
• Moldova

90-day stay

• Armenia
• Azerbaijan
• Ukraine

30-day stay

• Argentina
• Australia
• Austria
• Bahrain
• Belgium
• Brunei
• Canada
• Chile
• Croatia
• Cuba
• Czechia
• Denmark
• Dominican Republic
• 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
• USA
• Uzbekistan

Online e-Visa application

Passport holders of 121 countries are eligible to apply online for a tourist visa. A visa is necessary if 1) your country is not among those listed above with an exemption, or 2) if you want to stay longer than 30 days.

The easiest way to obtain a visa is through an application before departure through the official portal of the Tajik Ministry of Foreign Affairs: evisa.tj. Only your basic personal information is required to complete the application form. Do not confuse the portal with visa.gov.tj, which is another portal of the Tajik Ministry of Foreign Affairs that can be used to prepare an application for a visa pick-up in person at an embassy.

The tourist e-Visa allows for a maximum of 60 days. The stay should be spent within the 90-day period that starts from the entry date you specified in the application form. This means that you do not necessarily have to enter Tajikistan on the specified entry date. The non-refundable fee of the single-entry electronic visa is 30 US Dollar to be paid by credit card. The visa is usually issued within several days after online submission of the request. Although the entire procedure generally is smooth, it is recommended to apply already several weeks before to account for any delays in the issuance. The approved e-Visa is emailed to you and can then be printed. The application procedure is straightforward and simple – there is no need to turn to an intermediary agent for visa issuance. The e-Visa can be used to enter Tajikistan both at international airports and land border crossing points.

Access to the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) — home to the Pamirs — requires an additional permit, which can be selected during the e-Visa process at an additional cost of 20 US Dollar. For every trek in the Pamir Mountains, the GBAO permit is required.

Visa on arrival

Passport holders of 71 of the e-Visa eligible countries have the alternative to apply for a visa on arrival when landing on Dushanbe Airport. Right before passing the customs on the airport, there is a booth where a tourist visa can be arranged. The on-arrival visa allows for a maximum stay of 45 days. Although the visa on arrival is generally a reliable option, it is recommendable to opt for the e-Visa to be sure to quickly get off the airport.

Nationals of the countries listed below can apply online for an e-Visa. Passport holders of the countries in bold have the alternative option to get a visa on arrival at the airport of Dushanbe. Citizens of countries that are not included in the list below need to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate of Tajikistan. Precise visa requirements and fees may vary between diplomatic missions in different countries.

e-Visa eligible countries:

• Albania
Algeria
Andorra
• Angola
• Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
• Bahamas
Bahrain
• Barbados
Belgium
• Benin
• Bolivia
• Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
• Cabo Verde
Canada
Chile
• China
• Colombia
• Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
• Dominica

• Dominican Republic
• Ecuador
Egypt
• El Salvador
Estonia
• Fiji
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
• Grenada
• Guatemala
• Guyana
• Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
• India
Indonesia
• Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
• Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
• Libya
Liechtenstein

Lithuania
Luxembourg
• Macao
Malaysia
• Maldives
Malta
• Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
• Montenegro
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
• North Macedonia
Norway
Oman
• Pakistan
• Panama
• Papua New Guinea
• Paraguay
• Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Saint Lucia
• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

• San Marino
Saudi Arabia
• Senegal
• Serbia
• Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
• Sri Lanka
• Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
• Taiwan
Thailand
• Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
• Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
• United Kingdom
United States
• Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen

* Countries in bold: On-arrival visa option available

Permits for restricted areas

For certain parts of the Autonomous Oblast of Gorno-Badakhshan (GBAO), a special permit is required in addition to the general GBAO permit. For example, an additional permit is required when visiting Lake Sarez or the Tajik National Park. Such permits can most easily be arranged on the spot in Tajikistan. If you participate in a trek with Trek Tajikistan that requires additional permits, we will arrange these for you.

Sign at the entrance into the Tajik National Park near Bulunkul in the Pamirs
Entrance point into the Tajik National Park at Bulunkul. A permit is required to visit this national park, which covers a large part of the Pamir Mountains.