There are no compulsory immunisations for travellers to Tajikistan though you should be up-to-date on Typhoid Tetanus, Polio as well as Hepatitis A. Malaria can be found in certain parts of Tajikistan and we advise you to get advice from your local doctor or travel centre as to the appropriate immunisations and preventative treatments.
You will often interact with locals, each with their unique customs and traditions. You are asked to be respectful and considerate towards locals. Your guides and tour leaders are always able to provide you with the appropriate advice.
It is first important to note that Central Asia has a more relaxed approach to Islam than its neighboring countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, it should be noted that it is technically an Muslim region , and thus an extra dose of caution must be taken at certain locations. T-shirts and shorts that are long are acceptable for males and females in the cities, but if visiting any active mosques all visitors should wear pants that do not go below the knee and tops that cover shoulders. Females should also be wearing a headscarf. While on this tour, we’ll be exploring remote regions not often frequented by tourists. Locals tend to dress modestly, and it is expected that you’ll feel more at ease wearing conservative clothes.
Language & Religion
Tajikistan’s official language is Tajik. Russian is still used regularly in business and communications.
The majority of people are followers of Sunni Islam. A small proportion of people are believers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.
Food and beverages
The food served on the tour tends heavily on soups, meat and potatoes. In more remote and higher altitude places vegetables are difficult to come by. But, there is a wide selection of dried fruits and nuts that you can taste.
The options for alcohol are limited to vodka or beer. vodka. Anyone wanting to try something else – such as Scotch or Gin – should purchase the alcohol duty-free and bring it with them. Mixer drinks like tonic water aren’t easy to find, though.
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