Travel to Uzbekistan COVID-19. Is Uzbekistan open for tourism? Uzbekistan travel restrictions COVID, a complete list of PCR test places, and quarantine rules. Up-to-date travel advice about entering Uzbekistan, and intercity restrictions in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan entry requirements COVID Information (Updated on 16.07.2021)
Since mid-March, all travelers entering Uzbekistan through airports, border checkpoints, and railway stations are required to have a negative PCR test. The PCR test must be either in English or in Russian and must be made within 3 days (72 hours) before checking in for a flight, train. The travelers without a negative test PCR will not be allowed to the flight, train.
Having a negative PCR Test is the only requirement to enter Uzbekistan. The PCR test must be done in laboratories that meet Uzbekistan's quality standards. You can find the approved list of laboratories by country on the official website of the Service for Sanitary and Epidemiological Wellbeing and Public Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the COVID-19 LAB section (http://sanepid.uz/oz).
Note: the laboratories of several countries are not placed on that list. In that case, the travelers can just get their PCR test in the official laboratories of their country. We haven’t yet heard of any traveler who was denied from checking in an airplane or rejected from entering Uzbekistan because of the list of laboratories.
With Uzbekistan travel reopening, the government of Uzbekistan has tried to create favorable traveling conditions for tourists and there are no covid travel restrictions for visiting the country. Uzbekistan is open for International travel, though flight/train suspensions with several countries are still active. Entering Uzbekistan is not restricted to any nationality or residency in case if the traveler is arriving with a regular flight, train, or border checkpoints.
Arriving in Uzbekistan COVID & Anti-covid measures
Tourism has been the most shocking industry because of the pandemic and the operators of tourism are thoroughly prepared for receiving tourists and for making sure that traveling is safe.
Uzbekistan Quarantine Rules
No quarantine for travelers arriving in Uzbekistan. You are only asked to follow general safety measures.
If you have a negative PCR test, there’s no quarantine in Uzbekistan. Upon arrival in Uzbekistan (airport, land border), if you show any symptoms of coughing, high body temperature, or any other COVID symptoms, you will have to take a COVID-19 test. And if the result of your test is positive, you will be taken to 14 Day quarantine. You can pass the quarantine in a specialized COVID Treatment Center (government facility) or in an approved hotel with medical control/facilities at your own cost.
Depending on the conditions of Coronavirus, the authorities can modify, extend, ease or adjust Uzbekistan entry rules/travel restrictions with little-to-no notice. In that case, the entry regulations may become different for the citizens of some particular countries. You can contact us anytime to get the final information if there are any changes, check our trip report page to get all updated news, advice about visiting Uzbekistan during the global pandemic. Alternatively, check the official government websites:
Can I travel to Uzbekistan now?
Yes, Uzbekistan is open for tourism. The number of COVID cases has declined in the country and all businesses (museums, restaurants, banks, educational institutions, etc) are open.
Make sure that your negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result/certificate is in English or Russian and with a QR code. You must have written or electronic documentation of the negative COVID test. In that case, there is no quarantine and no intercity restrictions to travel in Uzbekistan.
Check our Uzbekistan Visa page to know more about visa regulations during COVID.
PCR test requirement for Uzbekistan
In order to be allowed to the airplane or train, your negative PCR test must be done no more than 72 hours before your check-in to your flight or train. However, it would be ideal, if it is not more than 72 hours by the time that you arrive in Uzbekistan (not officially required). Logically, the people showing any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board.
You might need a negative PCR test before departing Uzbekistan. There is a possibility to get a PCR test in the airport of Tashkent. Usually, the PCR test center of the Tashkent airport gives the result quite fast but we recommend you plan your PCR test earlier in the city in order to avoid possible crowds taking the test. Below you will find a complete list of reliable PCR places in Uzbekistan.
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Complete List of Clinics & Laboratories for PCR Test in Uzbekistan
*Note: you need to have your passport for getting the PCR test. Before taking the test make sure that the results will be given in English & Russian and with QR codes. If you don’t want to lose time, most of the hotels can arrange your test PCR at your hotel.