General information about Uzbekistan: State Flag, State Emblem, State Anthem, area, population, language and more.
Religion in Uzbekistan: According to Article 31 of the Constitution, the freedom of conscience is guaranteed for all. Everyone has the right to profess any religion, or none at all. Forced imposition of religious views is unacceptable. Uzbekistan is a secular state where all religious organizations and citizens, regardless of their affiliation to a particular faith, are equal before the law. The state does not interfere with the activity of religious associations. Read more
Customs and Traditions in Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan is full of culture and traditions which have been around for hundreds of years. Uzbek customs and traditions are famous all over the world. When people think of Uzbekistan they often think of people drinking hot tea even in hot summer days and eating plov even early mornings, but there is more to Uzbekistan than just those things. Uzbekistan people have traditions of sport, music, food and many other occasions. There are also songs and sayings. Read more
Uzbek Culture is one of the brightest and original cultures of the East. It is famous with it's incomparable national music, dances and painting, art and literature, unique national kitchen and clothes. Get information about Ceramic and Fine Art in Uzbekistan, Uzbek Music and Literature, Famous Uzbek Dance and more interesting articles about Culture of Uzbek people here.
Holidays in Uzbekistan: Read about Uzbekistan public holidays here.
Currency of Uzbekistan: National currency of Uzbekistan is sum (also som, soum). The ISO 4217 currency code is UZS. One Uzbek sum is one hundred tiyin. Read more
Uzbekistan Sights, Museums, Craft Centers and Art Galleries: There are plenty of amazing tourist attractions in Uzbekistan. Check most recommended places to visit in Uzbekistan here.
Top Frequently asked questions:
What time is the best to travel?
The best time to visit Uzbekistan is generally in spring (April-May) or autumn (September-October).
Do I need a Visa to Uzbekistan?
All foreign nationals are required to obtain an entry visa to Uzbekistan (Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan (up to 60 days), Moldova, Russia and Ukraine don't need a visa to enter the Republic of Uzbekistan). Foreign nationals should have a visa support to obtain tourist visa to Uzbekistan. Read more
What is the letter of invitation (LOI) to Uzbekistan?
A Letter of Invitation (LOI or Visa Support Letter) to Uzbekistan is a written document in support of a tourist seeking a visa to enter Uzbekistan. LOI for tourists visas are issued by Travel Agency GLOBAL CONNECT LLC and approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Travel Agency GLOBAL CONNECT LLC submits a visa application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ministry reviews the application, reserving the right to deny any application without providing explanations. Approved visa support is telexed directly to the Embassy or Consulate in the country where you intend to obtain your visa. For more information about the letter of invitation (LOI) to Uzbekistan click here.
Where can an Uzbek visa be obtained? Here is the list of the cities and places where you can obtain your Uzbek visa: Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Ankara, Ashkhabad, Athens, Baku, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Bishkek, Brussels, Bukhara, Cairo, Dubai, Dushanbe, Frankfurt am 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 obtain visa on arrival at Tashkent International Airport?
Yes, it is possible to obtain a visa on arrival at the Tashkent International Airport, if one of the following conditions are met:
- There is no Uzbekistan Embassy or Consulate in the country, where you are originating your flight to Uzbekistan.
- Connecting flight to Uzbekistan, in the country where Uzbekistan Embassy or Consulate exists, does not provide enough time to obtain a visa.
Can I extend my tourist visa in Uzbekistan?
Yes, you can extend your tourist visa when you are in Uzbekistan. Extension of stay is up to 7 days. By extending your visa you will be issued an EXIT VISA sticker into your passport.
What is the distance between the main cities in Uzbekistan?
For information about the distance between the main tourist cities click here
What is the Uzbek currency?
For information about currency of Uzbekistan click here
Can I pay by a credit card?
In some place in Tashkent it is possible to pay by credit cards. Master Card and Visa are accepted.
Is it possible to exchange sums to dollars (at departure)?
Currency exchange offices of the country provide exchange operations of sums to dollars before departing from Uzbekistan, on conditions that tourist preserve a document, given by bank, which indicated primary currency exchange of dollars to sums (or any other currency). However, it is worth considering that exchange offices may not have the currency you need.
What mobile operators are working in Uzbekistan?
For information about mobile operators in Uzbekistan click here.
Can foreign citizens become subscribers of cellular operators in Uzbekistan?
Foreign citizens can become subscribers of any cellular company operating in Uzbekistan, in case if they have temporary residence permit or registration in hotel.
What are the Uzbekistan phone code and city codes?
For information about phone codes and city codes click here.
Useful information about Uzbekistan:
Customs regulations: Here you can download and print the Customs Declaration for presentation in the airport.
Uzbekistan Time zone: Find the difference in time between Uzbekistan and counties around the world here.
Safety and security rules in Uzbekistan: The Institute of Economics and Peace has included Uzbekistan in the list of the safest countries for tourists. Read more
Border Crossing Points of Uzbekistan with neighbouring countries:
- Main Border Crossing Checkpoints between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan: Karakalpakia-Tajen, Gisht-Kuprik (Сhernayavka)-Jibek-Joli, Navoi-Kaplanbek, Yallam-B.Konysbaeva. Read more
- Main Border Crossing Checkpoints between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan: Dustlik-Dostuk, Uchkurgan-Kensay. Read more
- Main Border Crossing Checkpoints between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan: Sariasiya-Bratstvo, Oybek-Fotekhobod, Andarkhon-Patar. Read more
- Main Border Crossing Checkpoints between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan: Friendship Bridge. Read more
- Main Border Crossing Checkpoints between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan: Alat-Farap, Shavat-Dashoguz, Khodjeyli-Kunya-Urgench. Read more