ATM situation in Uzbekistan

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Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Postby ikatsi » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:36 pm

Thanks, both! Better get some more USD with me then!
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Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Postby nabeelfarid » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:00 am

Just wanted to confirm if there is any black market rate for Uzbekistan ?
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Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Postby netllama » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:02 pm

nabeelfarid wrote:Just wanted to confirm if there is any black market rate for Uzbekistan ?


No, that was discontinued long ago.
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Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Postby Bethany » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:53 am

nabeelfarid wrote:Just wanted to confirm if there is any black market rate for Uzbekistan ?

No. The rate we have had at banks has been very reasonable though.
To clarify on an earlier response I have had no issues exchanging $50 and $100 notes but they were pristine. In 1 bank in Fergana valley I had to show a passport to exchange, otherwise been very easy.
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Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan and useful discovery

Postby Bartover » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:22 am

I found a place where you can withdraw dollars with your MasterCard in Samarkand. Very nice because we were heading to Turkmenistan and just needed some extra dollars more to be sure.
It's located in the Asaka Bank office. Google Maps don't think the bank exists but the exact location is: 39,6578401, 66,9640631. It's open on Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm.
Ask the receptionist for dollars withdrawal and she will lead you to a desk where that is possible.
I needed 800$ and 812$ are withdrawn from my bank account
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Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Postby pvanpeters » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:43 pm

Is it common for ATMs to accept Maestro cards, besides Mastercard/Visa, like the ATMs in Russia do? Considering ATM withdrawal rates on my Mastercard are pretty steep...

Additional non-ATM question: how common is it for hotels (besides the high-end chains) to accept Mastercard/Visa for payment or should I expect to pay with cash?
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Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Postby netllama » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:07 pm

No where that I stayed took credit cards of any kind. The country is basically a cash economy.
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Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Postby Milad » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:28 pm

No one will accept Maestro and my impression last year was that options to withdraw money with a Mastercard are extremely limited (only in a few big international hotels in Tashkent and Samarkand, just one Mastercard ATM in Bukhara last year), with visa, there should be a few more options. Card payment will be possible in high-end chains and maybe also some middle-class hotels by now (certainly not in hostels, B&Bs and similar places). To be on the safe side, I'd expect to pay cash everywhere.
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Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Postby pearly » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:02 am

Hi all - I have a similar question regarding ATMS and exchange, does anyone have any experience changing currency other than USD? I currently live in Seoul, so it would be easiest for me to exchange Korean Won. Hoping that since there is a decent Korean population in Uzbekistan (and vice versa) this would be easy to do. Thoughts?
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Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Postby Milad » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:14 pm

You'll certainly not be able to exchange Korean Won anywhere in Uzbekistan. USD is most widely accepted, GBP and EUR works as well (the rate is a bit better with USD), sometimes, exchange offices will accept RUB and JPY. Kazakh tenge and Kyrgyz som will be accepted near the respective borders. Exchanging other currencies in Uzbekistan? Good luck!
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