According to neovideogames, Uzbekistan (Uzbek: Oʻzbekiston) is a country in Asia bordering Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Uzbekistan has been independent from the former Soviet Union since 1991. The capital of Uzbekistan is Tashkent. A number of major cities in Uzbekistan are: Namangan, Samarkand, Bukhara (Buxoro) and Andizan.
Uzbekistan is a country with a lot of culture. There are many monuments, desert cities, mosques and museums. The landscape consists mostly of desert areas and mountain ranges. The highest mountains are no less than 4,800 meters high and covered with snow. This country also has rare animals such as the desert lynx and the snow leopard. Uzbekistan used to be an important link on the Silk Road. The country is also known for its many tea houses. See animalerts for overview of Asia, covering list of all countries in the continent.
Where is Uzbekistan?
Travel information of Uzbekistan
Official name: Republic of Uzbekistan
Area: 447,400 km²
Capital: Tashkent (Tashkent)
Country code: UZ, UZB
Population: 30,565,411 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 4,643 m (Khazret Sultan)
Distance (Amsterdam – Tashkent): 4,886 km
Flight time: approximately 6 hours
Current status: All non-essential travel to certain areas in Uzbekistan is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow and orange.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Uzbekistan that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Uzbekistan, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Uzbekistan. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Uzbekistan?
Weather and climate
Uzbekistan has a continental desert climate. The temperatures are around 0 to 10 degrees in the winter months and around 25 to 35 degrees in the summer months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Uzbekistan can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Uzbekistan can be found at Climate info.
April, May, September and October are the best months to travel to Uzbekistan. This avoids the harsh winter months and the hot summer months.
Uzbek is the official language in Uzbekistan. In addition, a lot of Russian is spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Uzbek for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months upon departure from Uzbekistan.
A visa is not required for a stay of up to 30 days. You must apply for a visa for a longer period of time.
Foreign tourists must register with the tourist police within 72 hours of arriving in Uzbekistan. Usually your hotel will arrange that for you. Some hotels are not allowed to do this: always ask your hotel if they do the registration.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Russia (also for Uzbekistan):
Dutch consulate in Uzbekistan: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Uzbekistan in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Uzbekistan, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Malaria occurs in Uzbekistan. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency
In Uzbekistan, payments are made with the Uzbek sum (UZS).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Uzbekistan can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Uzbekistan are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -52% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (70% cheaper), food (44% cheaper), imported beer in catering (47% cheaper), cigarettes (70% cheaper) and public transport (93% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Uzbekistan it is customary to tip approximately 5-10%.
During our summer time it is 3 hours later in Uzbekistan.
During our winter time it is 4 hours later in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan has no difference between winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Uzbekistan on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Uzbekistan you have to drive on the right.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Uzbekistan, you must have an international driver’s license. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Uzbekistan.
In Uzbekistan the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Uzbekistan can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 002
– Fire Brigade: 001
– Ambulance: 003
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Uzbekistan can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Uzbekistan can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Uzbekistan end in.uz.
Uzbekistan official website: gov.uz.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Uzbekistan is 00998 or +998.
If you want to call the Netherlands from Uzbekistan, dial 8 – wait for dial tone – 1031.
(If you use a country code, leave out the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Uzbekistan.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Uzbekistan.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Uzbekistan.
An overview of all public holidays in Uzbekistan can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations in Uzbekistan, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Uzbekistan?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Uzbekistan. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Uzbekistan can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Uzbekistan can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Uzbekistan? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported to Uzbekistan.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Uzbekistan, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Uzbekistan, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Uzbekistan.
– Alcohol: Buy from the age of 20, drink at all ages.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed blood alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Buying from the age of 20, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Not allowed for men (imprisonment up to 10 years), allowed for women.
Did you know that…
…In Uzbekistan only men are allowed to shake hands?
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…Uzbekistan does not border on any sea?
…Vodka is a popular drink in Uzbekistan?
…There is no freedom of the press in Uzbekistan?