From 15 July 2018, travellers will be able to apply for a single-entry, 30-day visa to Uzbekistan online through a new website, (not yet live). The price for the visa will reportedly be $20. This marks a significant easing of hassle for many travellers, who previously would’ve had to attend an appointment at an Uzbek embassy to be issued with a seven-day visa. Additionally, Uzbekistan announced that a new transit visa scheme will come into effect on the same day for 101 nationalities. The scheme will allow transiting air travellers to stay in Uzbekistan for five days if they hold a ticket for a third country. Currently, only a handful of airlines offer transit routes through Uzbekistan, though there are hopes that the new scheme will incite the opening of new routes.
In Uzbekistan it is planned to eliminate the problem of registration of foreign citizens in internal affairs bodies. This decision was made by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the Tourism Development Meeting. Now foreigners have to register at the place of residence within three days of arrival. This brings some inconvenience to those who have been vacationing in Uzbekistan. Therefore, the government plans to introduce electronic registration and delegate the registration process to institutions such as law enforcement agencies, hotels in Uzbekistan, hospitals, etc. For those who prefer to make escorted tours through Uzbekistan, our travel agency “Zamin Travel” will assist you in organizing Uzbekistan tour packages.
In Bukhara the realization started with free internet in the historical part of the city. It is expected that this Wi-Fi network will meet quality standards. The connection to the network is made by the obligatory identification of the personality. The connection to Wi-Fi will not take long. After selecting an available network, you only need to enter the mobile phone number in the opening browser window. Next, all you have to do is enter a verification code that will appear in the form of SMS on your device. This service is already popular in many countries around the world.
From now on you will not have to worry about the connection during your tour to Uzbekistan. A tourist can not only stay in hotels in Uzbekistan, but also wander through historical places.
To ensure maximum comfort during a trip to Uzbekistan, tourists can buy local SIM cards. This is an excellent alternative to expensive roaming. Mobile SIM cards can be purchased at the airport, at the train station, near the attractions of Uzbekistan and the most visited tourist attractions. You can register your SIM card when you present a passport. For example, if you take a group tour from Russia to Uzbekistan, you can save phone calls.
Starting from February 10th, 2018, a new visa-free regime will begin for citizens of seven countries, according to Gazeta.uz: Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Turkey. This new policy will allow citizens of these countries to stay in Uzbekistan for up to 30 days. Already in place are visa-free regimes for citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.
In addition, visas will no longer be required for crews of international airlines that regularly service Uzbekistan.
The second part of the decree created a simplified visa application process for citizens of 39 countries. Now, it is possible to apply for a visa directly in an embassy or consulate, without a letter of invitation. For citizens of the remaining countries, visa support is still needed.