The following goods may be imported into Turkmenistan without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes or 200g of tobacco (passengers aged 16 and over).
• 2L of alcohol (passengers aged 21 and over).
On entering the country, you must complete a customs declaration form which you must retain until departure. This allows the import of articles intended for personal use, including currency and valuables which you must register on the declaration form. Customs inspection can be long and detailed. It is advisable when shopping to ask for a certificate from the shop which states that goods have been paid for in hard currency. Presentation of such certificates should speed up customs formalities.