VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Uzbekistan
Citizens of Russia do not need to apply for a visa to travel to Uzbekistan. Also, citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine can visit Uzbekistan without a preliminary visa. You must have a passport with you, the validity of which covers the time of the planned trip. It is worth remembering that foreign citizens are subject to temporary registration upon arrival in Uzbekistan for three days, excluding holidays and weekends. If a tourist stays at a hotel, then the hotel management is responsible for its registration. Tourists are issued a special ticket, or stamped in the passport. It is always necessary to have a coupon with you, because often on the streets local law enforcement officers check the presence of registration. Also, a registration card may be needed at customs when leaving the country.
Import and export of foreign currency is not limited. The entire amount of imported currency must be declared. The declaration must be kept for the entire stay in Uzbekistan. When leaving the country, an exit declaration is filled out. The amount of exported foreign currency should not exceed the amount that was declared in the entry declaration. In addition, all imported valuable items (jewelry, photo and video cameras, computers, etc.) must be included in the declaration. The import and export of the national currency is limited to an amount corresponding to 50 minimum wages established in the Republic of Uzbekistan (for 2009 – about 1,252,000 soums). Persons over the age of 16 are allowed duty-free import of up to 1000 cigarettes or 1000 grams of tobacco products, up to 1.5 liters of spirits and up to 2 liters of wine, a reasonable amount of perfumes for personal use, no more than 5 jewelry made of precious metals and precious stones, with a total weight of no more than 30 grams, as well as other goods for personal use and gifts in the total amount of no more than 1 thousand US dollars. It is forbidden to import drugs and potent medicines, weapons and ammunition, photographs, printed and video materials of pornographic content or directed against the state system of Uzbekistan or the norms of Islam, animals without special permission, fruits and vegetables.
For the export of precious metals and stones, furs, weapons and ammunition, artistic and historical values, you must have a special permit. Historical values include goods that are more than 50 years old, their export is allowed only if there is a certificate for the right to export, issued by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Embassy in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, embassy in Moscow
Metro station Polyanka or Dobryninskaya, Pogorelsky lane, 12.
Tel. 230-75-52, 230-00-76, 230-00-78.
Uzbekistan, Embassy website: http://www.uzembassy.ru/
Uzbekistan, Russian Embassy in the country:
Tashkent, st. Nukus, d. 83.
Tel: (998-71) 120-3504, 120-3502.
Fax: (998-71) 120-3509.
Contact in Uzbekistan
You can call to another country from the hotel or from the central post offices. Pay phones that support international calls can only be found in major tourist centers, some airports and railway stations. Such pay phones work on plastic cards. Cards are sold at magazine stands, post offices and shops.
In order to call from Russia to Uzbekistan, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 998 (country code) – area code – subscriber number. The Tashkent code is 71.
In order to call from Uzbekistan to Russia, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 7 – the area code – the subscriber’s number.
Emergency Phones in Uzbekistan
Fire Department – 01
Police – 02
Ambulance – 03
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 14 – Armed Forces Day
March 8 – International Women’s Day
May 1 – Labor Day
May 9 – Day of Remembrance and Honor
September 1 – Independence Day
October 1 – Day of Teachers and Mentors
December 8 – Constitution Day
Islamic Holidays are celebrated according to the lunar calendar, so their dates vary from year to year. The main religious holidays are Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) (November-January), Navruz (Islamic New Year) (March 21), Mawlid (Prophet’s Birthday) (February-April) and Ramadan-Bayram (the end of Ramadan) (September-January). november).
Various festivals are held in Uzbekistan throughout the year: in early December, the Buttermilk Bayram Harvest Festival in Karakalpakstan, in May, once every four years, the International Film Festival in Tashkent, on May 15-17, the Baisun-Bakhori Folklore Festival in Baysun, in June Uzbek pilaf in Bukhara, in August the festivals “Namangan Flowers” and “Namangan Apples” in Namangan and the festival of Uzbek bread in Tashkent, in mid-November the exhibition-fair “Decorative and Applied Arts of Central Asia” in Tashkent.
When traveling, tourists are advised to always carry their passport and registration card with them.
In everyday life, and especially when visiting places of worship, shorts, short skirts and open T-shirts are not welcome.
Friday is considered a holiday, which is celebrated in the cathedral mosque with a common prayer.
In the desert areas, tourists should only travel with guides, because there are many dangerous arthropods.
Shops are open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 20:00 with a lunch break from 12:00 to 13:00.
According to thembaprograms, Bazaars are the best for shopping in Uzbekistan. Many of them are several centuries old. Ancient bazaars are located right under the open sky, while more modern ones are a whole gallery of covered pavilions. Here you can buy a wide variety of goods, including souvenirs, jewelry and antiques. It is worth remembering that when goods over 50 years old are exported from the country, they can be regarded by the customs authorities as “cultural values”. According to the legislation, the export of such goods is allowed only if there is a certificate for the right to export, issued by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is customary to bargain in the markets. Bazaars are best visited in the morning.
is not customary to give “tip” in Uzbekistan. However, if you liked the service, you can leave a tip in the amount of 5-10% of the amount indicated on the bill.
Uzbeks are friendly, open and very hospitable.
Elderly people receive special attention and respect in the country.
It is highly recommended to take out international health insurance before the trip. In Uzbekistan, there is a risk of contracting typhoid, hepatitis A and B, cholera, dysentery, diphtheria, rabies, meningococcal meningitis, as well as a mild form of malaria from June to October in the Termez region.
Only boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice. Meat and fish should be consumed only after preliminary heat treatment, vegetables – thoroughly washed and pre-processed, and fruits – peeled.
For those who are planning to travel during the summer, it is recommended to bring light cotton clothing that covers the entire body, hats and sunscreen.