Well, this isn’t the type of news we wanted to see as we greet the new year!
It was announced by the Uzbek government that they were going to ease its Uzbekistan visa policy for tourists. People from throughout the world quickly began to make plans to get their Uzbekistan visa to experience all of the wonders this country possesses. Alas, a new announcement was made on January 9, 2017 that rescinded this decree and postponed its implementation to 2021. Apparently they made this decision after taking a closer look at their tourism infrastructure and its capacity to handle the expected influx of tourists. For years, travelers have complained about the onerous procedures to obtain a visa, and for one month it appeared that the doors to enter Uzbekistan would be wider. Unfortunately, this new decree will return things to the way they were before. This doesn’t mean that you are not permitted to visit this country, but you will still need to get your Uzbekistan visa the old way until their infrastructure is updated and improved.
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.