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The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to:

  • the Termez region
  • within 5km from the Uzbekistan-Afghanistan border. The land border between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan is currently closed.

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Uzbekistan’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

Most visits to Uzbekistan are trouble free.

Take care in areas bordering Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. Uzbekistan’s borders are potential flashpoints and uncontrolled border areas may be land-mined. Borders are subject to closure without notice. See Local travel

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Uzbekistan. See Terrorism

Air quality in the Karakalpakstan and Khorezm regions is poor as a result of dust, salt and other pollutants from the Aral Sea. See Health

You can be detained on arrival for the possession of certain medicines, including codeine. You should always carry a doctor’s prescription with you. See Travelling with medicines

Dual nationality is not recognised in Uzbekistan. See Dual nationality

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 101 (fire), 102 (police) or 103 (ambulance).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.