Useful tips for your trip to Uzbekistan

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Tips for traveling in Uzbekistan

How to prepare the trip to Uzbekistan

To be sure of the availability of the hotels and tours you have selected, we advise you to make a preliminary reservation, especially during the tourist season, which lasts from May to October. Before leaving to Uzbekistan, you can make reservations online using our online booking system. To ensure that our guests receive good impressions when traveling in Uzbekistan, we try to organize small groups, usually no more than 6-10 participants for a guide.

How to get to Uzbekistan

Travel by plane or train in Uzbekistan

The most convenient way to get to Uzbekistan is to arrive by plane to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, from the main international airports of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Uzbekistan Airways National Company offers regular flights to Rome, Milan, London, Frankfurt am Main, Paris, Beijing, Bangkok, Delhi, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Furthermore, Uzbekistan Airways offers flights to many CIS countries as well as within Uzbekistan. Sometimes more comfortable traveling in Uzbekistan by train.

Arrival in Uzbekistan

Customs declaration in Uzbekistan

From 1 January 2018, the double (“green” and “red”) corridor system at checkpoints across the customs border of the Republic of Uzbekistan begins to operate at all international airports in the country. If you arrive in Uzbekistan for less than $ 2000 (or equivalent in another currency) and you do not carry prescription drugs (containing drugs, psychotropic substances and more) with you, then you do not have to complete the customs declaration, and you can pass through customs control from the green corridor.

From 1 January 2018, the double (“green” and “red”) corridor system at checkpoints across the customs border of the Republic of Uzbekistan begins to operate at all international airports in the country. If you arrive in Uzbekistan for less than $ 2000 (or equivalent in another currency) and you do not carry prescription drugs (containing drugs, psychotropic substances and more) with you, then you do not have to complete the customs declaration, and you can pass through customs control from the green corridor.

Registration in Uzbekistan

Every foreigner upon arrival in Uzbekistan must be registered within 72 hours of entering the country. If you stay in a hotel, registration is done automatically upon check-in at the hotel (although some budget hotels may not offer this service). Your hotel will provide you with a registration form, which you must keep on your passport for the entire travel period, which, if necessary, must be presented to representatives of state services. We do not recommend staying in a private house, because in this case you will not be able to obtain the necessary registration at the OVIR (Visa and Registration Department) and therefore you may have problems when you leave the country. When you leave Uzbekistan under passport control, your passport and visa validity will be checked.

Hotels in Uzbekistan

Tourism in Uzbekistan is actively developing, because every year the trip to Uzbekistan becomes more comfortable. In Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and other major cities of Uzbekistan, excellent hotels have been built that meet modern requirements. In addition, private hotels and guest houses offer comfortable rooms at affordable prices.

Cash money and travelers checks in Uzbekistan

Presso le banche e gli uffici di cambio negli hotel, è possibile cambiare dollari statunitensi, euro, sterline inglesi e yen giapponesi in sum uzbeko. Gli uffici di cambio e le banche non accettano banconote se sono vecchie, logore, strappate, accartocciate o hanno le scritte su di esse a mano. Tali banconote sono accettate solo in un succursale della Banca nazionale dell’Uzbekistan a Tashkent, Samarcanda, Bukhara o altre città importanti di Uzbekistan  per il 10% dell’importo. Cambiare i sum in dollari a tassi di cambio ragionevoli è problematico, quindi è consigliabile spendere tutti i sum che si hanno prima di lasciare il paese. Quando si viaggia in Uzbekistan, è sconsigliato l’uso di assegni di viaggio American Express, in quanto incorrono in costi significativi e non possono essere cambiati a condizioni favorevoli.

Bank cards and  ATM(bankomat) in Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, credit cards are not common outside Tashkent’s high-end restaurants and hotels. In shops, restaurants and local transport it is better to pay Uzbek sums in cash. Some first class hotels in Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara accept Visa cards. Master Card is less common. ATMs are not common in Uzbekistan. International hotels in Tashkent usually have separate ATMs for MasterCard and Visa cards, which issue US dollars, but are not very convenient to use. A number of banks in Uzbekistan accept Visa cards (KDB Bank Uzbekistan, the National Bank of Uzbekistan), while only Asaka Bank can give a cash advance on Mastercard. Banks charge 2 to 4% of the amount for this service.

Internet in Uzbekistan

Internet access in Uzbekistan can be obtained in places where there are Wi-Fi points: hotels, cafes, restaurants, shopping centers. At the same time, the quality of the Internet will vary according to the city and the level of the institution. Uzbekistan Internet providers using ADSL and FTTB technologies do not provide their services to foreign nationals and do not offer Internet packages for tourists. For that, the only alternative is the mobile Internet of the cellular companies of Uzbekistan. Rates often include a certain amount of Internet traffic included, but it is very popular to buy individual Internet packages with the necessary amount of traffic. In addition, some mobile operators offer special rates for tourists. It is possible to purchase a SIM card and purchase Internet packages at the central offices of telephone operators and at Uzbekistan airports.

LIST OF GOODS PROHIBITED TO THE IMPORTANCE TO THE TERRITORY OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

  1. a) narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors (also prohibited for export);
  2. b) works of printing, manuscripts, clichés, drawings, photographs, films, negatives, movies, video, and audio products, recordings, audio materials aimed at undermining the state and social system, violation of territorial integrity, political independence and state sovereignty, propagandizing war , terrorism, violence, national exclusiveness and religious hatred, racism and its variety (anti-Semitism, fascism), pornographic materials;
  3. c) portable laser emitters;
  4. d) explosive and pyrotechnic means;
  5. e) unmanned aerial vehicles.
  6. NORMS OF IMPORTATION / DELIVERY BY PHYSICAL PERSONS OF MEDICINAL PRODUCTS FOR PERSONAL USE

Allowed amount:

– up to 10 medications of different names and not more than 5 packs of medicinal products of each of them;

– medical products in an amount not exceeding 5 units.

In this case, one package should contain:

– for solid (tablets, pellets, granules, powders, capsules) dosage forms – not more than 100 units;

– for powders used for the preparation of a solution – not more than 500 g;

– for homeopathic medicines in the form of granules – not more than 50 g;

– for infusion solutions and solutions taken orally – not more than 500 ml;

– solutions for injection – no more than 10 ampoules or not more than 10 vials;

– for external drugs – no more than 200 ml or 200 g.

Medicinal products and medical products must be in the manufacturer’s packaging.

For further information, please visit official website of State Customs Comitee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Travel insurance in Uzbekistan

Travel insurance is mandatory for all tourists. When booking a tour, each tourist must take out an insurance policy from a reliable insurance company, which, if necessary, will cover the costs associated with injuries, medical assistance, repatriation, loss of baggage and cancellation or reduction of the tour program. If you fall ill, all treatment and home expenses are yours and the travel company will not be responsible for the cost of the tour.

Departure from Uzbekistan

Prepare for departure from Uzbekistan

The departure procedure at the airport is simple: you need to check in for the flight, go through customs checks and passports, go through the security service and get on the plane. For international flights, travelers are asked to arrive at the airport 2-3 hours before departure.  Before leaving the hotel for the airport, check the availability of the following documents: a passport, a registration form provided by the hotel or OVIR, a customs declaration at the entrance, an air ticket and the validity of a visa in Uzbekistan on the passport. If the Uzbekistan visa deadline has expired before the departure day, penalties of up to $ 3,000 may be applied at the airport.

Departure from Uzbekistan

If you are leaving Uzbekistan for more than $ 2,000 (or equivalent in another currency), you must present a second copy of the customs declaration that you left when entering Uzbekistan. Please note that it is not possible to withdraw more money than indicated in the declaration filled in at the time of registration. Or it will be necessary to provide a supporting document indicating the source of the excess amount (bank transfer documents, etc.). In caso contrario, i contanti ti toccherà lasciare in Uzbekistan, che può essere trasferito ad amici o ad un’agenzia di viaggi. Nel caso estremo, se non c’è nessuno a trasferire questo denaro, saranno confiscati. Se perdi la tua copia della dichiarazione, non sarai in grado di portare via più di 2000 dollari USA.

Crafts and souvenirs

At the checkpoint, the customs officer may ask you to show him the handmade items and souvenirs you purchased to make sure you are not involved in the illegal export of objects of cultural value or antiques. If you export these items out of the country, you must have adequate documentation with you. For other souvenirs, you can get a receipt or certificate from the shop, which confirms that it is mass-produced. If you do not have a certificate, an expert from the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan is present at the airport, in charge of checking these items. The state’s duty for the exam must be paid on the spot. The amount of the duty depends on the nature and value of the object examined. It is advisable to keep the receipts and ask for certificates of articles that may have a cultural meaning and / or look like antiques:

– Objects of cultural value and souvenirs from Uzbekistan

– Ancient objects (carpets, pottery, suzane, musical instruments, paintings, etc.) which were created 50 (fifty) and more years ago cannot be exported from Uzbekistan.

– Objects of cultural value created in the last 50 (fifty) years (including handicrafts, exclusive handicrafts, works of art containing precious metals and stones, objects or fragments of objects found during archaeological sites, ancient books, musical instruments and various types weapons that have historical or cultural value) require a special certificate from the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan to take away from Uzbekistan. Follow the advice of your guide.

Objects of cultural value created in the last 50 (fifty) years (including handicrafts, exclusive handicrafts, works of art containing precious metals and stones, objects or fragments of objects found during archaeological sites, ancient books, musical instruments and various types weapons that have historical or cultural value) require a special certificate from the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan to take away from Uzbekistan. Follow the advice of your guide. If the customs official has doubts about the possible cultural value of the objects transported, but the necessary documentation cannot be provided, the customs officer will ask the expert from the Ministry of Culture to conduct an examination of the article. The exam fee must be paid on the spot by the owner of the item cash. The amount of the service depends on the size and value of the item. The minimum amount is around 25,000 Uzbek sum.


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