New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017

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Re: Cancelation of Tourist Visa Requirement for the Following countries:

Postby steven » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:27 am

In December 2016, it was announced that the visa-free regime would be expanded starting April 1, 2017. Citizens of Australia, Austria, Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland and Japan could enter the country without a visa for tourism purposes for up to 30 days, it was said.

Citizens aged 55 or over from Belgium, China, Czechia, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, United States and Vietnam would have been able to enter Uzbekistan without a visa for up to 30 days for tourism purposes. Tourists from all 27 countries would have had to pay a $50 entrance fee.

On January 9, 2017, the proposed new visa-free regime was postponed until January 1, 2021!

Latest updates are gathered in the visa-free section of the Uzbek visa page.
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Cancelation of Tourist Visa Requirement for the Following countries:

Postby bigbeka » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:15 pm

Hi there people,

I have come across the following piece of information regarding the Tourist Entry Visa regulations to Uzbekistan.

News Sources:
Newspaper: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2016/12/06/tourism/
Official announcement on government web site: http://uza.uz/ru/documents/o-merakh-po- ... 06-12-2016

Citizens of the following countries will not need any tourist visa to Enter Uzbekistan up to 30 days of stay. But that is $50 tax at the border at the time of entry.

List of Countries:
    Australia
    Austria
    Great Britain
    Germany
    Denmark
    Spain
    Italy
    Canada
    Luxembourg
    The Netherlands
    The Republic of Korea
    Singapore
    Finland
    Switzerland
    and Japan

List of Countries getting tourist visa free option for their 55 years old and above citizens:
    Belgium
    Indonesia
    China (a part of tourist groups)
    Malaysia
    The USA
    France
    Vietnam
    Israel
    Poland
    Hungary
    Portugal
    and the Czech Republic

NOTE: The above update will be exercised starting 1st of April 2017

Steven, it would be good if you could place a not on the website too, so that people planning trips to/through Uzbekistan have information.
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New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017

Postby NucMed » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:56 am

Hi, I notice that Uzbekistan has just announced visa-free entry for 30 days for 27 nations from the first of April 2017 ...

Australia, Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland and Japan are unrestricted as to the age of the citizen, weirdly, the other 12 nations have to be over 55 years old at entry to qualify for visa-free entry ... Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, USA and Vietnam.

http://news.uzreport.uz/news_4_r_146645.html
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Re: New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017

Postby NucMed » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:25 am

Here's a link in English for those whose Russian language skills are are not quite up to scratch ...

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/81576
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Re: New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017

Postby roro » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:17 am

Hi,

Great news, one visa less to apply (we are over 55 years old).
50$ is for each person at border post?

RR.
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Re: Cancelation of Tourist Visa Requirement for the Following countries:

Postby bigbeka » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:45 am

steven wrote:Hi bigbeka,

I was on holiday yesterday when the news broke, but I will do it today.


No problem, take your time!
And thanks for your contribution Steven!
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Re: New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017

Postby bigbeka » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:47 am

roro wrote:Hi,

Great news, one visa less to apply (we are over 55 years old).
50$ is for each person at border post?

RR.


Yes, every visitor entering Uzbekistan on the visa free baises will have to pay $50. The article doesn't say anything if it applies for the already visa free entries.
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Re: New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017

Postby laurent_rio » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:42 am

What is the major reason for some countries need to be 55 years old or more ? Any explanation ?
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Re: New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017

Postby bigbeka » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:18 am

laurent_rio wrote:What is the major reason for some countries need to be 55 years old or more ? Any explanation ?


I'm guessing that the government wants to open up tourism but not quite ready to let everyone in. Fingers crossed with the new president it should get better on a cosmic speed!
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No Visa But LOI needed?

Postby yoshi » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:45 am

Hello to all,

I am Canadian, planning a trip through Central Asia starting in April. I have just got word that a visa is no longer required for Uzbekistan (April 1st) but is a LOI needed?

Thanks so much for you .
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