Uzbekistan travel restrictions/reopening Q&A

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Just to add another data point to cross-reference with: on Feb 9th it was reported that "In total, 81,825 people have recovered in the republic since March."

https://24.kg/english/182808_977_COVID- ... condition/

If we contrast that with the suggestion that there was 50% of the population with antibodies by the end of October, and 6% of the infected had been hospitalized, we would have expected almost 200,000 people to have been hospitalized by November. Presumably everybody who was hospitalized for covid was recorded as having covid, and if we assume that nobody else was was recorded as having covid (even though 20% of the infected reportedly sought medical attention), we have a minimum of around 200,000 who should have been reported as recovered. (Of course this is a huge under-statement, given that infections have continued to rise since October.) So clearly the numbers are not adding up.

http://www.med.kg/ru/informatsii.html
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I'm slightly confused...

The travel advice regarding Uzbekistan on the website of the German Foreign Office was changed yesterday - it now claims that travellers from Germany (and some other countries) have to spend 14 days in hotel quarantine: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/Reis ... eit/206790 Up until yesterday, it stated that Germans are not allowed to enter Uzbekistan at all.

On https://uzbekistan.travel/en/o/covid-19-in-uzbekistan/ things look very different, though - and it seems this website has some sort of official status. I also contacted Sophie, the Uzbekistan Tourism Ambassador and she wrote (with specific reference to German travellers):
If you have a negative PCR test before flying, and a negative express test on arrival at Tashkent Airport (which costs between $9 and $15), there are no quarantine restrictions. You would only have to quarantine if your test results are positive.
I'm thinking of escaping Germany for 10 to 14 days at short notice, but I wouldn't want to end up in a hotel at Tashkent airport... ;-)

Does anybody know of any other sources that could clarify the situation?
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The Tourism Ambassador is imo more reliable than the German Foreign Office in this case. No certainties of course, but this is the message I have gotten from all sides of Uzbek Tourism: free to come with PCR test.
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OK, the Germans have now updated their info - https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/Reis ... eit/206790

"When entering Uzbekistan, a Corona rapid test is mandatory, regardless of any negative PCR test result. The costs are to be borne by the travellers. For travellers who have stayed in Germany for the last 14 days, the 14-day quarantine obligation has been lifted in the case of a negative rapid test. In the case of a positive rapid test on entry, a 14-day quarantine obligation exists. Travellers without Uzbek residence are obliged to quarantine at the hotel." (Translated with www.DeepL.com)

The next direct flight is on the 18th. Now I'm *very* tempted to escape Europe....
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sebhoff wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:46 am

The next direct flight is on the 18th. Now I'm *very* tempted to escape Europe....
I'd do the same if I was allowed out of the country.
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Has anyone been able to get the e-visa site to work? I have been trying for the past two weeks, but the page gets stuck with the loading spinner.
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steven wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:22 am
sebhoff wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:46 am

The next direct flight is on the 18th. Now I'm *very* tempted to escape Europe....
I'd do the same if I was allowed out of the country.
OK - I've now been in contact with a German in Tashkent, and I've chickened out for the time being. :-(

I might wait till I have received my shots. Given the near-light-speed organisation of vaccinations in Germany, this might take a while. <sigh>

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