Great news for tourists this week as Uzbekistan announced new Uzbekistan visa rules! This gesture represents a significant change over previous procedures that left many travelers frustrated in the past. The recently elected president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, issued his decree entitled “Measures to Ensure the Accelerated Development on Tourism in Uzbekistan earlier this week and has taken the tourism industry by storm.
According to the decree, which will go into effect on April 1, 2017, the following rules will apply:
Citizens of these countries will not need an Uzbekistan visa to travel within the country:
c. United Kingdom
k. South Korea
2. Citizens of the following countries who are over the age of 55 qualify for Uzbekistan visa-free travel:
e. United States
l. Czech Republic
In both scenarios tourists – upon entry into the country – will need to pay a $50 fee. Additionally, tourists are allowed to spend a maximum of 30 days in-country. Any stay beyond this period will require an Uzbekistan visa.
With these new rules you can be assured that the number of travelers coming to visit this magical and ancient land will increase beyond belief. Be sure to contact our staff to arrange your itinerary before we are overwhelmed!
Greg has lived and worked in Central Asia since 1997. His hands-on understanding of the people, culture, and tourist destinations provides our clients the opportunity to feel comfortable knowing that they are in good hands. His travels throughout Central Asia have given him the opportunity to interact with many professionals in the tourism industry that enables him to providing the highest quality of services anywhere in the world.