Safety & Security
The overall security situation in Tajikistan is one of relative calm and safety, at least during daylight hours.
Women travelling alone may not be accorded respect.
The risk of physical assault is generally low.
Restaurants, markets, museums, etc. are all considered safe.
Standard emergency telephone numbers, with calls free from public telephones in most sizeable towns of Tajikistan include:
01 - Police
02 - Fire brigade
03 - Ambulance
Mountains are secure parts of Tajikistan. There are no problems to stay in villages, leave the main road and camp, and stay with local people and their families.
If you go trekking, it is recommended to arrange a reliable local guide or/and go worth several hikers. Women travelling alone may not be accorded respect. Taking photos of anything that could be perceived as being of military or security interest may result in problems with the authorities.