Tajikistan (Republic of)
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South Africa and Tajikistan established full diplomatic
and consular relations on 5 May 1992. The South African Embassy in Astana is accredited on a
non-residential basis to the Republic of Tajikistan.
African Representation in Tajikistan
There is no South African resident representation
in Tajikistan, but the South African Ambassador to Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan is accredited to Dushanbe on a non-resident basis.
H E Ms K S T Matthews
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
South African Embassy
Representation in South Africa
Visa Requirements for South Africans
For visa information please contact the Tajik Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
Please note: The health care system in Tajikistan is underdeveloped in certain areas with periodic shortages of certain medical supplies. Visitors are furthermore advised not to drink tap water. There are, during the hot season, a few pockets where malaria can occur.
of Tajikistan is a typical mountainous country ranging from 300 to 7495 metres
above sea level.
climate is continental. Temperatures in Tajikistan range from 50 degrees centigrade
in summer to minus 50 degrees centigrade in winter. Tajikistan has the second
largest water resources in CIS after Russia. The main sources of water are glaciers.
The Republic of Tajikistan is rich in lakes. Their water surface occupies
1005 sq km, which is about 1 percent of the territory of the Republic.
vegetation is desert, steppe, mountain and meadow.
For up-to-date weather
information click here.
unit is the Tajikistani Somoni (TJS).
For current exchange
rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.
Not available - although South African engineering goods are used
in local mines.
For current information on trade statistics between South
Africa and Tajikistan, visit the website of the South African Revenue Service and the Department
of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.
Groups and Information
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
one reach Tajikistan?
National carrier Tajik Air and the private airline Somon Air are the country's two airlines. From Dushanbe, flights are available to numerous cities across Russia, including Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Aside from Russia, the main international destinations to/from Tajikistan are:
- Istanbul — Turkish Airlines, Somon Air
- Dubai/Sharjah — Somon Air, Tajik Air
- Frankfurt — Somon Air
- Tehran — Somon Air, Iran Aseman Airlines
- Kabul — Kam Air
- Urumqi — China Southern Airlines
it safe to visit Tajikistan?
Tajikistan is a safe country. Factional fighting does however spill over from nearbouring Afghanistan from time to time. Visitors should keep abreast of the security situation and it is suggested that the advice of the South African Embassy in Astana or other reliable sources be obtained before travelling to more remote parts of the country.