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Uzbekistan is a country resting in Central Asia. This small nation has great history, culture and art. With Islamic history and the historic Silk Road, this country offers insight and beauty to travelers.
Tashkent mixes of Soviet and modern style architecture. The capital is also known for its many museums. Some of these include the Museum of Applied Arts and the Museum of Nature. Other popular destinations include the Tashkent Botanical Garden and the Chorsu Bazaar.
Khiva is another choice destination for history-lovers and archeologists at heart. This city was estimatedly established at the beginning of the Christian era. Itchan Kala, the walled inner city, was the first site in Uzbekistan to be named a World Heritage Site. This inner part of Khiva contains over 50 historic monuments alone. These include the Djuma Mosque, first established as far back as the tenth century.
Uzbekistan is a great destination for any traveler looking to learn about interesting traditions.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Uzbekistan. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Uzbekistan: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Tuberculosis is a common threat in Uzbekistan. Consider TB testing if you believe you may have been exposed during your trip. Pre-travel testing is recommended if staying for an extended period of time.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
Yes, a visa is required for travel to Uzbekistan. Due to the complicated immigration laws in place, it is best to start the process early. Visas vary based on where a traveler stays. A tourist visa is for staying in a hotel. A private visitor visa is for staying at a private home such as with friends or family. Business visas are also required for business travelers.
The Uzbeki visa office will determine the duration of your visa at the time of processing. Overstay penalties result in a $2000 USD fine per week overstayed.
For more information, see our Uzbekistan visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Although Uzbekistan is dry and arid nation, temperatures can vary.
The countries weather is tied to that specific season. Winters are often cold. Temperatures dip into the teens at night and rarely get into the 40’s during the day. But, summers are mild. Temperatures stay in the 80’s most of the season.
Rainfall is uncommon in most of the country.
Threats of terror can occur in Uzbekistan. Various terrorist groups operate throughout Central Asia. Local authorities are on high alert and aggressive in dealing with these threats. Certain areas may be off limits due to security concerns during your trip. Consider contacting the U.S. embassy before your trip to see if your itinerary may be affected.
Violent crime has become more common in Uzbekistan in recent years. Travelers should stay in groups and avoid going out at night. Do not openly display cash and avoid flashy clothing.
Pickpockets and petty thieves are in public areas like markets and buses. Take precautions and be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Only use marked taxis and try to avoid taking taxis alone, especially if you are a woman. Taxi-related scams are common in urban areas.
Some of the sightseeing highlights in Uzbekistan are historic mosques and madrasas. Remember these aren’t just tourist destinations. They are places of worship where they pray, or places of great religious significance.
Always behave respectfully. Travelers should dress more conservatively, especially if you are a woman.
These locations may also require you to remove your shoes before entering, as a sign of respect. In some mosques and madrasas, photography may be limited or prohibited altogether.
You may see these cultural sights, but don’t forget to do so with respect, understanding and humility.
Uzbekistan offers much to travelers. Make sure you have everything you’ll need to enjoy your trip.
All Americans visiting Uzbekistan should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Uzbekistan, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Tashkent
3 Moyqorghon Street
5th Block, Yunusobod District, 100093 Tashkent
Phone: (+99871) 120-5450
Fax: (+99871) 120-6335
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