The official language is Tajik, an ancient Persian language belonging to the Iranian language group. There are at least five different languages ​​in the Pamir mountain range, all related to Old Iranian. Russian is also widely spoken, and discrimination against the Russian-speaking population is prohibited by law. English is also widely spoken in the tourism industry.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/08/2022 International Women’s Day

03/21/2022 Nowruz (Persian New Year)

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/01/2022 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

05/09/2022 day of the victory

06/27/2022 National Unity Day

07/09/2022 Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

09.09.2022 Independence Day

12/25/2022 Constitution Day


The dates given for Islamic holidays are calculated according to the lunar calendar and therefore shift from year to year.

During the fasting month of Ramadan, which precedes the Eid-i-Ramazon holiday, Muslims are not allowed to eat, drink or smoke from sunrise to sunset, which can lead to interruptions or deviations in the normal course of business (e.g. reduced opening hours of shops and authorities). and therefore there may be restrictions for travellers.

Many restaurants outside the hotels are closed during the day, and the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is restricted or e.g. T. even strictly forbidden, even for non-Muslim vacationers. In hotel complexes it must be taken into account that meals and drinks during Ramadan may only be taken in the hotel restaurant or in the room.

Travelers should expect increased sensitivity in religious matters as well as in respect of Islamic traditions.

Some disruptions may also occur during Eid-i-Ramazon. This festival, like the Eid-i-Kurbon, is indefinite and can last from 2-10 days depending on the region.

Duty free shopping


The following items may be imported duty-free into Tajikistan (persons aged 18 and over): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 500 g of tobacco; 2 liters of alcoholic beverages; perfume for personal use; Other goods/gifts up to a value of US$500. Jewelry up to a value of US$1000. Valuables should be declared upon entry to avoid problems upon departure (declaration slip). More information is available from

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan

Consulate in Winterthur.

Chemin William Barbey 37
Chambésy / Geneva
+41 (0)22 734 11 40.

Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan
Hutweidengasse 47
+43 (0)1 409 82 66.

Mon-Fri 08.00-17.00. Consular Dept.: Wed and Fri 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00; on other days of the week by prior arrangement by phone or email.

Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan

Honorary Consulate in Hamburg.

Perleberger Strasse 43
+49 (0)30 347 93 00.

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00. Consular Dept.: Mon-Wed and Fri 10.00-12.00 and 15.00-17.00. Telephone information: Mon-Fri 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.


Business etiquette

Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00/18.00.

Business contacts

Federal Association of German Industry (Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations)Breite Straße 29, D-10178 BerlinTel: (030) 20 28 14 52. Internet: www.ostausschuss.deWirtschaftskammer Österreich (Department for Eastern Europe) Stubenring 8-10, A-1010 ViennaTel: (01) 514 50. Internet: United Economic ChambersSonnenbergstrasse 48, CH-8032 ZurichTel: (043) 268 43 00. Internet:



Direct dial long distance service to Tajikistan only. According to, international long-distance calls are generally switched by the long-distance exchange and can be made from telephone exchanges, which are usually connected to the post offices (Prospekt Rudaki, in Dushanbe). There are now also new private telephone offices. In addition, long-distance calls can be placed from some hotels, e.g. B. Hotel Tajikistan and Hotel Independence. For direct connections to the former member states of the Soviet Union, dial 8, wait for a dial tone and then dial the subscriber number. Local calls are free.

Mobile phone

GSM 900. Cellular network operated by TajikTel, Indigo Tajikistan, Babilon-M, JSC Somoncom and Mobile Lines of Tajikistan.


The main providers are Telecomm Technology Internet: and InterCom (Internet: Both offer Internet access to the public in their offices. The Central Asian Development Agency (website: maintains publicly accessible e-mail centers in major cities.

Post office

Post to Western Europe takes between two weeks and two months. Stamped envelopes can be purchased at post offices. The address should be written on the envelope in the following order: country, zip code, city, street, house number and finally the name of the addressee. Post office opening hours: Sat-Thurs 08.00-18.00. Visitors can also use the post offices in the major hotels.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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