Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Uzbekistan?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Uzbekistan are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Uzbekistan?

For up to date information around safety and security in Uzbekistan read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Uzbekistan.

Best time to visit Uzbekistan?

Uzbekistan is best visited during spring and autumn (April to May, and September to early November). During these periods, it's typically warm and dry, and you can enjoy the heat of this desert region without it being uncomfortably hot, as it can be during the summer months.

Do I need a visa to enter Uzbekistan?

From 1 February 2019, if you have a British citizen passport you can enter Uzbekistan as a visitor for stays of up to 30 days without a visa.If the purpose of your visit is tourism, no invitation letter is required to apply for a visa.

What currency do i need in Uzbekistan?

The official currency of Uzbekistan is the Uzbekistani Som.

While visiting Uzbekistan

What wild animals live in Uzbekistan?

Animal life in the deserts and plains includes rodents, foxes, wolves, and occasional gazelles and antelopes. Boars, roe deer, bears, wolves, Siberian goats, and some lynx live in the high mountains.

What is the traditional food in Uzbekistan?

Palov (plov) is the most widespread and favorite dish of Uzbekistan. It is cooked during both weekdays and holidays. The main ingredients of Plov are rice, fat (oil), onions and carrots, as Plov can be cooked without meat as well.

What Languages are spoken in Uzbekistan?

The Uzbek language is the official state language of Uzbekistan spoken by approximately 85% of the population. The Uzbek language is a Turkic languageclosely related to the Uyghur language, and both languages belong to the Karluklanguages, a branch of the Turkic language family.

How much do you tip in Uzbekistan?

The currency in Uzbekistan is the Uzbekistani Som. In general tipping is not expected, however, in the larger international hotels in Tashkent and Samarkand western style tipping is the norm. For guides and drivers in Central Asia tipping is a part of their salary and, though not compulsory.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Uzbekistan?

Local Uzbekistan travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Uzbekistan Numbers?

  • Police: 102
  • Ambulance: 101
  • Fire: 103
  • Embassy: +998 71 120 15 00

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Uzbekistan?

    The time difference is 7 hours

    Travel Apps

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    Uzbekistan Guidebook

    Best Uzbekistan guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Uzbekistan with this Uzbekistan Guidebook .