Before I even thought about traveling to Turkmenistan, I needed to require a visa to enter Turkmenistan, like all foreign travelers. I had to make sure that I had my visa at least six weeks ahead of entry to Turkmenistan, because the processs takes a while to obtain one. I had to pay for $10 at the airport to obtain my entry card for my exit point. There are different types of visas, so I had toget a transit visa, The only visa that allows unaccompanied travel for tourists.
Along with having my visa, I also needed to exchange my American dollar for the Turkmenistan Manat. The exhange rate is 1 US Dollar to 14250.0000 Turkmenistan Manat .