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Uzbekistan

Risk Ratings  
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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Uzbekistan
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Uzbekistan
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Afghan, Kyrgyz borders, Fergana Valley


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)


Entry rules

A suspension of flights to, from and transiting Australia, Austria, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, and South Africa was originally meant to be lifted on 2 March. However, there has been no official announcement regarding the suspension being lifted or extended. As such, travellers should contact the relevant airlines directly to reconfirm the status of flights. As part of this measure, citizens of the above countries and those who have visited the above countries in the last 14 days are barred from entering or transiting Uzbekistan. Uzbek citizens who have visited the above countries in the last 14 days are allowed to enter Uzbekistan, but must undergo quarantine in a designated facility or hotel for 14 days.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- Inbound passengers above two years arriving in Uzbekistan by air/train/road are required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English or Russian, taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
- Foreign nationals must obtain a PCR test from a laboratory approved by the Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Uzbekistan: http://sanepid.uz/ru
- According to the national airline Uzbek Airways and one of the overseas Uzbek embassies, in the absence of a negative test result and/or a valid certificate, passengers will be denied check-in for their flight, while according to the US embassy, arriving passengers who do not have a negative PCR test prior to travel will be subject to a rapid screening test at the airport. Passengers with positive results will be required to go to a quarantine facility for up to 14 days or more. Please check with your relevant airline and/or embassy before departure.
- All travellers arriving via land borders with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan must provide a negative PCR test certificate taken with 72 hours of departure. Those who do not present a PCR certificate will be subject to COVID-19 testing at border checkpoints. If the result is positive, they will be sent to the nearest medical institution to isolate, in line with the directives of the health officials.
- Visitors from other countries will be admitted to Uzbekistan without express testing if a negative PCR test for COVID-19 is obtained in laboratories that meet quality standards.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes/No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? Yes
(Until further notice)
Other
Passengers are only allowed to enter the airport terminal and are only allowed to board the aircraft if they are wearing a mask and gloves.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Other social distancing measures
- People are required to wear masks in public places.
- Weddings and other family celebrations should not exceed 100 people. Attendees are required to comply with all quarantine rules.
-The maximum number of individuals in theaters, cinemas and concert halls should not exceed 50% of the venue capacity. All spectators must wear masks, maintain a social distance, and at the entrance they must have their temperature checked.
- Cafes, restaurants and public transport must use only 50% of their seating capacity, and the same rules apply to public meetings, as well as any scheduled international conferences and other events.
- Enhanced screening is introduced countrywide, the authorities will monitor compliance with mask wear and social distancing requirements.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Uzbekistan

COVID-19 information for Uzbekistan

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The main risk to travellers on short-term trips is from petty and opportunist crime. Fraud remains a major concern and foreign personnel should avoid using credit cards and ATMs unless in reputable international hotels; paying in cash is preferable. Travellers should ensure that their travel documents are in order and that they carry a copy of their passport and visa with them at all times in case of police identification checks in Tashkent as well in rural areas where security checkpoints are common.

There is an underlying risk of Islamist extremist attack. Militants mainly focus on government or military facilities rather than business travellers, though foreign diplomatic interests have previously been targeted. Despite frustration with endemic corruption, harsh socio-economic conditions and persistent government repression, social unrest is rare.

The risks associated with travel to the Fergana Valley – home to a more religiously observant Muslim population and where relations with the central government remain tense – and the border areas with Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan are higher than elsewhere in the country. Border closures with neighbouring countries, especially Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, occur regularly with little notice.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Uzbekistan
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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