On May 15, the tourist season began in the Avaza National Tourist Zone.
Citizens of the country who want to rest there must obtain permission from the State Migration Service. This can be done in person or by registering on the Service's portal, according to a May 17 news item in the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.
To get a certificate online, on the website of the Service (www.migration.gov.tm) in the section "Online Services" you must follow the link, selecting the item "Issue an electronic permit to the Avaza National Tourist Zone".
In the "Personal Account" you need to upload a scan of your passport, a hotel reservation and a certificate of three vaccinations against COVID-19 ( two basic vaccinations and one booster - approx. HT ).
It should be noted that these services can only be used while on the territory of Turkmenistan. It is not possible to download the page from other countries.
After checking the information by the employees of the Migration Service, an electronic permit can be obtained in the Personal Account, the user will receive a corresponding notification via SMS, the article states.
A temporary permit can also be issued in person. A certificate of the presence of three vaccinations against COVID-19 can be obtained from a family doctor. It, along with the hotel booking documents, must be presented to the migration service employees who are based in Health Houses and in certain institutions at the place of residence.
In addition to a certificate of vaccinations, to enter the territory of Avaza, you must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 72 hours (three days) before arrival, the text says.
Preparing for the opening of the tourist season in Avaza, at a Cabinet meeting on May 6, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov ordered that the hotels, health and recreation centers located there be put in order. On May 5, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov personally inspected Avaza .
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan