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5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:09 am
by steven
All questions and reports about the 5-day visa free transit regime for air passengers in Uzbekistan are welcome in this forum topic.

We curate all intelligence on the Uzbek visa page.

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:45 pm
by Crazydre
It has to be on Uzbekistan airways, for your information

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:23 pm
by jdough422
I am arriving on China Southern Airlines on August 20th and departing August 24th on Asiana Airlines - if I have my onward travel boarding pass it should work right?

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:23 pm
by leela
See the post above yours, jdough.

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:40 am
by lauren
I am entering and exiting over four days - all on Uzbek Airlines, and am from the USA. Do I need to do anything (other than present valid passport) or just show up at the airport and they will let me in? Thanks.

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:45 am
by steven
Hi Lauren,

i saw this too late, sorry. How did it go?

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:54 am
by Rachel
Only Uzbek Airways? This was not mentioned even when I called the embassy in Washington to confirm I do not need a visa . . .

I will be arriving on Uzbek Airways, but departing on Turkish. Might this work? And is there a fee at the border?

Travelling next week, now getting nervous. Perhaps better to just apply for the e-visa?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Rachel

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:08 pm
by steven
According to our info it is only Uzbek Airways. We are always happy to be proven wrong, and as you correctly stated, most people who should know in Uzbekistan are not aware of the rules, so you might just pass unnoticed. But legally, it seems to us it is not allowed what you are trying to do.

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:36 am
by Rachel
Thanks Steve, Just to be safe I'm trying to apply for an Uzbek e-visa, but the system won't take my photo (even though it is edited to the specifications). Guess I'll look to see if anyone has suggestions on this . . .

It's really interesting that they have a rule about airline, but this information is not available anywhere - not online, and not provided by the embassy . . . go figure.

If I end up trying to get through without a visa I will certainly post with details about my experience!

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:43 am
by bwv812
Photos have to end with lowercase ".jpg".

The transit visa rule is that the airline must relay the correct/relevant arrival & departure information to the government. So far only one airline does this.