Getting a tourist visa to Uzbekistan
Citizens of 86 countries can enjoy visa-free travel to Uzbekistan (with different lengths of stay in the country ranging from 7 days to 60 days as well as unlimited stay). In addition, individuals who possess a residency visa for UAE are also entitled to 30-day visa-free entry, provided the resident visa is valid for at least 90 days after entering Uzbekistan. For more information click here
Tourist Visa Extension
To extend the validity of a tourist visa, visitors must contact the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan located at Tashkent, Shaykhantahur District, St. Islam Karimov House 49a, Tel: (+998 71) 232-68-70.
Rules for Stay of Foreign Citizens
Foreign citizens temporarily staying in the Republic of Uzbekistan live in accommodation facilities, other living space, as well as medical facilities, with notification of the host organizations, as well as of persons who invited them to the Republic of Uzbekistan for private affairs.
Foreign citizens residing in the Republic of Uzbekistan are required to have passports or documents replacing them and present them at the request of representatives of the competent authorities.
Transport and Moving
The most convenient way to get to Uzbekistan is by plane. Low-cost domestic flights connect almost all major cities of the country with Tashkent.
International trains run regularly through Uzbekistan. Tickets can be bought at the ticket office of railway stations.
In Uzbekistan, there are tourist train routes in the direction of the Great Silk Road. From Tashkent by train, visitors can easily get to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Termez and other large transport hubs and historical centers.
When using the taxi service (except for a taxi on call), visitors should bargain in advance and agree on a price. In addition, Yandex Taxi offers its customers high-quality and fast service.
Credit Cards and ATMs
Payment by international credit cards can be made mainly in large restaurants, hotels. In shops, catering places and local transport, payment is usually made in cash Uzbek soums.
Money from an international credit card can be cashed at an ATM located in airports, hotels and other tourist facilities throughout the country.
In Uzbekistan, visitors can easily cash US dollars from international plastic cards Visa and MasterCard. The number of ATMs is constantly increasing not only in the capital, but also in other regions of the country.
Visitors can exchange American dollars, euros, British pounds and Japanese yens for Uzbek sums at exchange offices that are installed in banks, airports, hotels and other tourist facilities of the country.
Insurance Coverage for Foreign Tourists
It is recommended that visitors purchase a medical insurance policy for their stay in Uzbekistan. This will allow travellres to get the necessary medical care if necessary. The insurance policy can be purchased both in the host country and in Uzbekistan.