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Western Union in Uzbekistan

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Hi friends!!
We are a Spanish couple who are traveling by bicycle and we are now in Tehran visas processed. In mid-May we will enter Uzbekistan. Our question is if we can get dollars through Western Union in Uzbekistan. We know that there are many offices, but we do not know if they charge excessive fees as at ATMs.
We carry little cash because Iran can not be used credit cards and we are travelling for this country for 2 months.
Sorry, our English is very bad.
Thank you for your answers.
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Hi Ventu, good question. There are of course some costs anyway, but I will have to ask people in Uzbekistan if WU will give you your money in dollar/euro or in sum. If it is in sum, I would not bother with it, just get it from the machine. If in dollar, it is a good idea. Will hopefully let you know in a few days.
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Just got word from Uzbekistan, you can receive the money in dollar (or euro, I presume, but dollars are better for exchange).
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Thank you very mucho Steven!!
I read about the devaluation of the dollar 60% in the ATM of Uzbekistan and the operating problems. I hope that Western Union just charge me the usual commission, it´s very difficult, and expensive, to get money in Iran.
In 15 days i hope to share our experience with Western Union in Uzbekistan.
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Hi Ventu, good luck. We also want to arrange some dollar from some place/bank in Uzbekistan so we look forward to your update.
Mike.
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Yes, it,s possible get money by Western Union in Uzbekistan. We did in Urgench. For 2.500 euros 2.675 us dollars. Very bad change but it,s good if you have a emergency.
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hi. can i ask what type of card you used?
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Hi. It,s not necessary card for western Unión, only someone that send money from your country.
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Are the ATMs at hotels in Samrakand/Tashkent/possibly Bukhara always out of USD now? Is this option no longer available? Because WU seems like a very expensive way to get money.
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