Foreign travel advice

Uzbekistan

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Summary

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Uzbekistan based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Please note that the land border between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan is currently closed.

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Uzbekistan

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.

Returning to the UK

Uzbekistan is on the amber list for entering England. Check what you must do to enter England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you’re planning travel to Uzbekistan, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Most visits to Uzbekistan are trouble free.

On 6 November 2019, it was reported that 17 people were killed in an armed attack on a Tajik security check-point on the Uzbek/Tajik border. Daesh/ISIS claimed responsibility. You should exercise caution and vigilance, particularly if travelling near or across the Uzbek/Tajik border. See Local travel and Terrorism

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

Terrorist attacks in Uzbekistan can’t be ruled out. 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.