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Money and duty free for Tajikistan

Currency and Money

Currency information

Tajik Somoni (TJS) = 100 diram. Notes are in denominations of TJS100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1, and 50, 20, 5 and 1 diram.

Credit cards

Not accepted.

Travellers cheques

Limited acceptance.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0800-1700.

Currency restrictions

No restrictions apply.

Currency exchange

The preferred hard currency is the US Dollar, although other hard currencies are in theory also acceptable. All bills are normally settled in cash, and tourists must pay in hard currency for accommodation in hotels, although these are normally included in the price of organised tours. Owing to a shortage of change, a supply of small notes should be carried. International banking services are not available. All money should be changed at the official bureaux de change and the receipts should be kept. However, this law is not rigidly enforced.

Tajikistan duty free


The following goods may be imported into Tajikistan by persons of 18 years of age or older without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 500g of tobacco.
• 2L of spirits.
• Perfume for personal use.

Banned Imports

Firearms and weapons, pharmaceuticals, narcotics and live animals.

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