Preventive measures to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 in the territory of Tajikistan
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Tajikistan reports that from February 1 to March 30 2020, 6159 citizens who arrived in Tajikistan from foreign countries were quarantined in the country's infectious diseases hospitals and sanatoriums.
The Customs Service under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, ordered regional
The measures being taken in Tajikistan are as follows:
As from 30 April, the Karasu-Kulma border crossing point between Tajikistan and China has reopened to freight transport operations. Companies should be aware that transshipment operations are carried out at the border. Non-Chinese truck drivers are not allowed to leave their vehicles. “Contactless” controls are carried out by both border forces. Passenger operations and the presence of unauthorised persons remains strictly prohibited; the Chinese Government will immediately close the border if this rule is breached.
Government of Tajikistan has issued a temporary regulation concerning international freight transport in the Republic of Tajikistan in view of COVID-19 prevention (unofficial translation from ABBAT here).
This temporary regulation specifies the entry, exit and transit of international freight vehicles and the movement of drivers engaged in international road transport to/from the Republic of Tajikistan.
The regulation was approved by the Ministry of Transport, Health and Social Affairs, Internal Affairs, Customs and the State Committee for National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Since January 2020, the border between Tajikistan and China – Kulma-Karasu, has been completely closed.
From 11 March 2020, Tajikistan began closing its borders with Afghanistan. The last checkpoint on the border with Afghanistan (Nizhny-Pyanj) was closed on 16 March 2020.
According to official data, the spread of Coronavirus has not been detected in Tajikistan, and in this regard the borders between Tajikistan-Uzbekistan and Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan are currently operating normally.
For more information please check the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan - https://mfa.tj/.