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COVID-19 in Uzbekistan, Travel restrictions

Uzbekistan Coronavirus - Restrictions

Updated on January 14, 2022.

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Uzbekistan first closed its borders on March 15 in response to the COVID-19 in Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan officially reopened its borders for tourism and resumed international flights starting from October 1, 2020.

Below we have all the available information about Uzbekistan reopening for tourism, including which nations are permitted to go, all entry requirements, travel restrictions, coronavirus situation, and everything else you need to know.

Entry rules to Uzbekistan:

The Uzbekistan Special Republican Commission is monitoring the epidemiological situation in foreign countries, and has categorized them as Red, Yellow and Green. Anyone arriving in Uzbekistan on a direct flight or rail must provide a certificate of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), which must be tested only by the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method and must have a negative results of test for Coronavirus no more than 72 hours before their arrival into the Country, including passengers who have vaccinated. This does not apply for the passengers younger than 2 years.

Issuance of electronic visas temporarily suspended in Uzbekistan:

From September 6, 2021, the issuance of electronic visas has been suspended. Foreign citizens and stateless persons can get sticker visas at the diplomatic representations and consular missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad on the basis of the visa support - invitation letter. The inviting side must file documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Issuance of sticker visas temporarily suspended for the citizens of the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Sri Lanka
  • African countries (except Egypt, Morocco)

Omicron-related travel restrictions:

According to the decision of the Republican Special Commission, new rules for entry into Uzbekistan will be introduced from January 15, 2022:

All passengers over two years old arriving in Uzbekistan from abroad must undergo mandatory coronavirus testing (5 USD per person) at the republic's international airports.

After paying and receiving the receipt, the passenger undergoes testing, after which a barcode is pasted on the passport. The test results will be received within 15 minutes. When exiting the terminal, the barcode is scanned, and the passenger receives the result of a coronavirus test. If the result is positive, the passenger must undergo quarantine.

In order to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus “Omicron” on the territory of Uzbekistan, passengers arriving in Uzbekistan from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic must undergo a mandatory 10-days quarantine at home or in a hotel at their own expense.

At the same time, all arriving passengers, including from the above countries, must have a certificate with a negative result of a PCR test made within 48 hours before check-in for a plane or train.

Disclaimer: Uzbekistan’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.

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