US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Uzbekistan. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is required. US citizens will need to get in touch with the country’s embassy or nearest consulate to obtain a visa prior to visiting the country.
+(998) (71) 120-5450; US Embassy Tashkent, 3 Moyqorghon Street, 5th Block, Yunusobod District, 100093, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; ACSTashkent@state.gov; https://uz.usembassy.gov/
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
Local Emergency Phone
See WHO recommendations
Mostly mid-latitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid grassland in east
Uzbekistani soum (UZS)
220 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F
Uzbek, Russian, Tajik
Muslim 88% (mostly Sunni), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%
UTC+5 (10 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Opt for bottled water
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Samarkand; Shahrisabz; Tashkent; Bukhara, Khiva; Aral Sea; Fergana Valley
Soccer, wrestling, equestrian sport
Bargaining is expected at the market and in most shops. Do not be surprised if prices are haggled over.
Tipping is not required in restaurants and cafes since a service charge is automatically added to the bill. Bellhops may expect a small gratuity.
Koran stands and other carved and painted wooden items, filigree cylinder necklaces, engraved metal items, Asian-style carpets, Kolyb prayer rugs, decorative textiles, handmade silk and embroidered items, Soviet memorabilia, knives, spices
Plov — a base consisting of seasoned carrots, onions, garlic, and meat sautéed in fat is first prepared and then rice is added over the previously sautéed ingredients, topped with water, and simmered until the rice is fully cooked; ingredients typically added to Plov include meat, vegetables, and raisins or other fruit
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Wednesday, May 03, 2023