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Group.png Turkmenistan  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
LocationAsia, Central Asia
Typenation state
Interest ofCENTCOM
Member ofUN
Natural gas rich Asian state. One of the first 3 nation states in the world to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all adults.

Fossil fuel reserves

Turkmenistan has minimal oil reserves, but has the 4th largest gas reserves of any nation state, about 9% of total global reserves.[1]


The Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov declared the country free of COVID-19 but imposed mandatory wearing of facemasks after receiving a visit from the WHO.[2]

By July 14, 2021, Turkmenistan was one of only 3 nation states in the world (the others being the Vatican City and Tajikistan) to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all adults.[3]

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