Turkmenistan Import Restrictions

In order to enter Turkmenistan, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Turkmenistan government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Turkmenistan, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Turkmenistan.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Turkmenistan authorities before posting:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products
  • Blueprints
  • Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
  • Bees
  • Animal products
  • Bees
  • Dairy products
  • Fish products
  • Food products
  • Fruit
  • Leeches
  • Medicines
  • Plants and plant products
  • Silkworms
  • Stamps
  • Vegetables
  • Weapons, hunting
  • Weapons and parts of weapons

Personal use items

Turkmenistan admits items for the exclusive personal use of the addressee, subject to the payment of customs duty and subject to certain items not exceeding the quantities shown.

Item Quantity
Clothing – coats, jackets, etc 3 of each kind
Cloth 10 metres
Photographic and video equipment 1 of each kind
Audio recordings 10
Video recordings 5
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1
Computer tapes and discs 15
Wine and vodka 1 litre
Radio and video machines 1 of each kind
Electronic music equipment 1 of each kind
Primary religious works – Bible Koran, Tora, etc 2 of each kind
Crucifixes, icons, etc. 2 of each kind

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation

Commercial goods must include an invoice.

Inherited goods require a certificate, endorsed by a consul, which confirms the right of inheritance.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.

Prohibitions

In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Turkmenistan prohibits:

  • Antiques
  • Eggs, raw
  • Electronic and high-frequency machines
  • Furs
  • Honey and honeycomb
  • Ivory
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Viagra.

Ordinary and registered Letters:

Turkmenistan does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty.

ECI and EPI – Parcels services have been suspended to Turkmenistan indefinitely due to Political unrest.