Update at 1640, Wednesday March 4:
The UK Foreign Office has provided Business Traveller with the following statement:
“The Tajik Civil Aviation Agency (TCAA) has annulled previously-issued instructions to airlines not to sell tickets (for flights to and from Dushanbe) to citizens of 35 countries, including the United Kingdom. You should, however, check with airlines before booking or travelling.
“The government has implemented measures to temporarily confine individuals arriving in Tajikistan. These measures apply to visitors from, or who have travelled through, Afghanistan, the People’s Republic of China, Iran, Italy, or South Korea (though other countries may be added to this list).
“Travellers arriving from these countries are currently being confined for 14 days; this may be subject to change and further restrictions could be applied at short notice by the Tajik authorities.”
The Republic of Tajikistan has prohibited the air travel of all nationals of 35 countries including the UK, many European countries, most of Asia, India and the U.S
The Civil Aviation Agency of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan has prohibited the air travel of all nationals of 35 countries including the United Kingdom, U.S, China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore , Australia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Finland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Israel, Austria, Croatia, Sweden, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Iran, Libya, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Afghanistan, Iraq and Algeria.
The government says that it is a “temporary preventative measure” that “will remain in force until further notice”.
All tickets have been removed from sale, and “all inbound airline tickets sold prior to the issuance of this decree shall be fully refunded to the affected passengers”.
“Non-compliance with this shall result in the passenger being denied boarding and a penalty to the issuing travel agent”.