General information about Uzbekistan:
State flag, national emblem, national anthem, area, population, language and more.
Religion in Uzbekistan:
According to Article 31 of the Constitution, freedom of conscience is guaranteed for all. Everyone has the right to confess to any religion or none. A forced enforcement of religious beliefs is unacceptable. Uzbekistan is a secular state in which all religious organizations and citizens, regardless of their affiliation to a particular faith, are equal before the law. The state does not intervene in the activities of religious associations. Continue reading
Uzbekistan customs and traditions:
Uzbekistan is full of culture and traditions that have existed for centuries. Uzbek customs and traditions are known around the world. When you think of Uzbekistan, you often think of drinking hot tea on hot summer days and eating vegetables early in the morning, but Uzbekistan has more to offer than just these things. People in Uzbekistan have traditions related to sports, music, food and many other occasions. There are also songs and sayings. Continue reading
Uzbek culture is one of the brightest and most original cultures of the East. It is famous for its unparalleled national music, dances and painting, art and literature, unique national cuisine and clothing. Find out more about Uzbekistan's ceramics and art, Uzbek music and literature, famous Uzbek dance and other interesting articles about Uzbek culture.
Holidays in Uzbekistan: Find out about the holidays in Uzbekistan here.
Currency of Uzbekistan: The national currency of Uzbekistan is the sum (also Som, Soum). The ISO 4217 currency code is UZS. An Uzbek sum is one hundred Tiyin. Continue reading
Uzbekistan Sights, museums, arts and crafts centers and art galleries:
Uzbekistan has many amazing tourist attractions. See the recommended sights in Uzbekistan here.
TOP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
When is the best time to travel?
The best time to travel to Uzbekistan is usually in the spring (April-May) or fall (September-October).
Do I need a visa for Uzbekistan?
All foreigners need an entry visa to Uzbekistan (citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan (up to 60 days), Moldova, Russia and Ukraine do not need a visa to enter the Republic of Uzbekistan). Foreigners should have visa support to obtain a tourist visa for Uzbekistan.
What is the letter of invitation to Uzbekistan?
An invitation letter (LOI or Visa Support Letter) to Uzbekistan is a written document in support of a tourist who applies for a visa to enter Uzbekistan. Tourist visa LOIs are issued by the Uzbek tour operator AFROSIAB TRAVEL LLC and approved by the State Department. Uzbekistan's tour operator AFROSIAB TRAVEL LLC submits a visa application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry reviews the application and reserves the right to reject the application without giving any reason. Approved visa support is sent directly by telex to the embassy or consulate in the country where you want to get your visa. Further information on the letter of invitation to Uzbekistan can be found here.
Where can I get an Uzbek visa?
Here is the list of cities and places where you can get your Uzbek visa: Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Ankara, Ashkhabad, Athens, Baku, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Bishkek, Brussels, Bukhara, Cairo, Dubai, Dushanbe, Frankfurt at the main, Islamabad, Istanbul, Jakarta, Jeddah, Kabul, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London, Madrid, Mazare-Sharif, Moscow, New Delhi, New York, Novosibirsk, Nusuk, Paris, Riga, Riyadh, Rome, Samarkand , Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tashkent Airport, Tashkent MFA, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Termez, Tokyo, Urgench, Vienna, Warsaw, Washington
Can I apply for a visa upon arrival at Tashkent International Airport?
Yes, it is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival at Tashkent International Airport if one of the following conditions is met:
There is no Uzbek embassy or Uzbek consulate in the country where you are flying to Uzbekistan.
The connecting flight to Uzbekistan in the country where the Uzbek embassy or consulate exists does not provide enough time to obtain a visa.
Can I renew my tourist visa in Uzbekistan?
Yes, you can extend your tourist visa if you are in Uzbekistan. The stay extension is up to 7 days. If you renew your visa, you will receive an EXIT VISA sticker in your passport.
How far are the main cities in Uzbekistan?
For information about the distance between the main tourist cities click here
What is the Uzbek currency?
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Can I pay with credit card?
In some places in Tashkent, it is possible to pay by credit card. Master Card and Visa are accepted.
Is it possible to exchange amounts in dollars (on departure)?
The exchange offices of the country offer to exchange amounts in US dollars before leaving Uzbekistan, on the condition that the tourist keeps a document issued by the bank, in which the primary exchange of US dollars into amounts (or another currency ). However, it should be remembered that the bureaux de change may not have the currency you need.
Which mobile operators work in Uzbekistan?
Information about mobile operators in Uzbekistan can be found here.
Can foreign citizens become subscribers of mobile operators in Uzbekistan?
Foreign nationals can become subscribers of any Uzbekistan mobile phone company if they have a temporary residence permit or a registration in the hotel.
What are the area code and the area code of Uzbekistan?
Information about telephone and area codes can be found here.
Useful information about Uzbekistan:
Uzbekistan time zone:
Find the time difference between Uzbekistan and countries around the world.
Safety regulations in Uzbekistan:
The Institute for Economy and Peace has included Uzbekistan in the list of the safest countries for tourists. Continue reading
Border crossing points of Uzbekistan with neighboring countries:
Main border checkpoints between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan: Karakalpakia-Tajen, Gisht-Kuprik (Сhernayavka) -Jibek-Joli, Navoi-Kaplanbek, Yallam-B.Konysbaeva. Continue reading
Main border crossing controls between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan: Dustlik-Dostuk, Uchkurgan-Kensay. Continue reading
Main border crossing controls between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan: Sariasiya-Bratstvo, Oybek-Fotekhobod, Andarkhon-Patar. Continue reading
Main border checkpoints between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan: Friendship Bridge. Continue reading
Main border checkpoints between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan: Alat-Farap, Shavat-Dashoguz, Khodjeyli-Kunya-Urgench. Continue reading