Despite the fact that no cases of coronavirus have been registered in Turkmenistan, the country is systematically increasing its efforts to prevent the entry of this dangerous virus into the country.

Additional control points have been set up around major localities, including the capital Ashgabat. Before entering major cities and towns, the body temperature of drivers or passengers is measured using infrared thermometers. This precautionary measure also applies to passengers on all domestic flights.

Print and electronic media disseminate recommendations from international organizations such as who and UNICEF, as well as health institutions in Turkmenistan.

In schools, children are taught the importance of personal hygiene, especially hand washing with soap.

The national Committee for the prevention of infectious diseases meets regularly to monitor the situation.

From March 20 to April 20, 2020, foreign citizens will be restricted from crossing the state border of Turkmenistan.

If necessary the following categories of persons may enter the territory of Turkmenistan during the specified period in accordance with the current rules and regulations:

* diplomats of foreign countries, representatives of international organizations,

  • air and sea crews,

  • cargo transport drivers engaged in international transit transport,

  • members of the work crews on the railroad tracks,

* foreign representatives working at economic facilities located on the territory of Turkmenistan.

At the same time, a mandatory condition for all is to pass a medical laboratory examination for the detection of a new type of COVID-19 infection.

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