Tajikistan Passport Ranking
The Tajikistani passport currently ranks on the 82nd place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. The ranking has dropped from the 68th spot in 2007 to the current ranking. It provides visa-free access to 25 countries. 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, Ukraine and Indonesia. Tajikistani nationals require a visa to enter about 170 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 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 9.5 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 11 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.