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Government and institution measures in response to COVID-19.

Government and institution measures in response to COVID-19.

Return to homepage  |  Last updated: 28 April, 2020

General Information

A special regime has been established for the implementation of essential and high-priority imports and projects, which covers foreign currency rationing and transportation arrangements.

Economic stimulus measures

(e.g. loans, moratorium on debt repayments…)

State budget spending is being revised, including:

  • Increase health spending for preventing an outbreak of COVID-19 and to 
  • Provide support to businesses affected by the containment measures.

Other measures and sources

The authorities have adopted a wide range of measures to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in the country, including:
  • closure of borders,
  • flight cancellations and rerouting, and 
  • mandatory COVID-19 testing for arriving travelers. 
  • Sports events have been cancelled. 
  • Gyms and sports clubs have been shut down in Ashgabat. 
  • The authorities have imposed restrictions on internal movement, closed roads between some provinces, and restricted rail transportation. 
  • School holidays have been extended. 
  • In consultation with the WHO, the authorities have issued guidelines for protection against the spread of COVID-19. 
  • According to the official press, medical institutions are being supplied with supplies and protective equipment.
  • The authorities are running the awareness campaign.
  • The authorities have launched a COVID-19 hotline.