The Tajikistani passport is currently ranked 84th place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 57 destinations. This gives it an overall low mobility score. Tajikistani passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. Tajikistani nationals require a visa to enter about 172 destinations in the world. Some of the destinations where a prior visa is required are the United States, the entire European Union, India and Japan.
The Tajikistan passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Tajikistan passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Tajikistan passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 23 Tajikistan passport visa-free countries, 32 Tajikistan visa-on-arrival countries, and 2 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Tajikistan passport holders can enter a total of 57 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Tajikistan passport ranks 84 in the world.
Separate from these Tajikistan visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 172 additional destinations which Tajikistan passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
The landlocked Republic of Tajikistan consists of 4 regions. The nation is situated in Central Asia. It’s neighboring countries are Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, China and Kyrgyzstan. The most important regions are Sughd, Dushanbe and Khatlon. Tajikistan has a surface area of 143,100 square kilometers. This makes it the 29th largest country in Asia. The terrain is mostly mountainous with intersecting valleys and basins. The climate is continental with hot summers and mild winters.
The overall population is over 9.1 million people. The capital of the country is Dushanbe, which is also the most populous city with more than 800,000 inhabitants. Other major cities are Khujand and Bokhtar. The largest airport is Dushanbe International Airport (DYU) with 1.3 million yearly passengers. Dushanbe airport has flight connections to most Russian speaking countries, Germany and the Middle East.
Tajikistani culture has evolved and blended over several thousand years, having Afghan, Russian, Iranian and Mongolian influences. The most practiced religion by the population is the Islam. The official language is Tajik. The legal system is the civil law. The government type is a presidential republic. The head of government is the President Emomali Rahmon and the Prime Minister is Qohir Rasulzoda. The elections take place every 7 years and the president is elected directly by popular vote.
The official currency of the country is the Tajikistani somoni (TJS) with the current exchange rate being TJS 10.24 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $30.5 billion. Its citizens have a per capita income of $3,354. The GDP is mostly made up of 3 key sectors, which are services, industry and agriculture. Tajikistan is a poor economy with only a significant mining industry. Some of the countries main exports are cotton, electricity, aluminum and salt. More than 35% of the GDP is generated by remittances of citizens working abroad.
Tajikistan is a developing tourism destination. It offers some urban and natural tourism destinations and attractions. It has 2 UNESCO world heritage sites: one cultural and one natural. Some of the major destinations include Iskanderkul, Khujand, the capital Dushanbe, the Karakul Lake, the Pamir mountains and Khorog. The nation has a total of approximately 1 million tourists visiting every year. Most tourists originate from the neighboring countries and Russia. It is a very popular destination especially for regional visitors.