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Sun stroke and dehydration are the two main risks to your health in the Turkmen sunshine. A head cover and drinking sufficient fluids (water, juice, soda, tea, soup, etc) will largely protect you against these risks.

The Turkmen diet is varied, and includes both meat dishes and soups, and as well as plenty of fruits and vegetables. However, it is advisable to bring sachets of ORS, travel tablets and anti-diarrhea tablets with you.

In Turkmenistan there are plenty of pharmacies, and many are open 24/7. Yet, for particular personal health matters, it is better to bring your own medication from home. In case you are carrying medication on prescription, it is recommended that you bring a copy of your doctor’s prescription, in case customs officials request to see such.