Uzbekistan introduced a visa-free regime for 30 days from the date of entry into the country for citizens of seven countries and a simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas for citizens of 39 states.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On additional organizational measures to create favorable conditions for development of tourism potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
According to the decree, from 10 February 2018, citizens of Israel, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and Japan can visit Uzbekistan without visas for the period of 30 days.
The document underlined that members of the crews of aircrafts of foreign airlines, carrying out regular flights to Uzbekistan, read more...
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan agreed on opening the Osh — Tashkent flight, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev said during the meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov, UzA reports.
The sides also vowed to open the transport route and increase the number of flights between Tashkent and Bishkek twice.
"We need to increase the frequency of Bishkek — Tashkent flight," Mirziyoyev said.
The President noted that the two countries also have an agreement on railway route.
"There is a unique Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. Our people wanted to open the flight, but we agreed that we will open the railway route to Issyk-Kul. Why should they travel far when our neighbors have such a god-given place. read more...
Uzbekistan's Cabinet of Ministers approved a decree "On making amendments and additions to certain decisions of the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan", and thus lifted restrictions on eco-tourism and auto-tourism.
The State Committee for Tourism reported that the approved changes stipulate the following:
- the consular bureau of the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan was granted the right to make appropriate changes to tourist visas at checkpoints on the state border of Uzbekistan in case foreign citizen arrive in the republic before the time specified in the tourist visa.
New Decree of the President of Uzbekistan amends the procedure of visa issuance:
- introduction of uniform tourist visa for read more...
Kazakhstan’s largest airline, Air Astana, plans to expand its routs network to Uzbekistan.
This was announced by the regional representative of the Kazakh airline Yevgeniy Krutov at a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Kazinform reported.
“In addition to the existing routes Almaty-Tashkent and Astana-Tashkent, we plan to open new routes, such as Samarkand-Almaty, Bukhara-Almaty, Bukhara-Astana next year,” he said.
It is also planned to open a route in the direction of the Ferghana Valley.
“It will be three airports. read more...
Historical monuments of Samarkand impress contemporaries by their beauty and greatness. On one of these unique monuments of architecture - Registan square - every biennium between 25th and 30st of August International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" ("Melodies of Orient") is held on regularly organized under the patronage of UNESCO.
International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" is one of the biggest festivals in Central Asia. The main aims and objectives of the festival are to popularize widely the best achievements read more...
National Air Company Uzbekistan Airways (Uzbekiston Havo Yullari) has carried out the first direct non-stop flight on the route Tashkent-New York-Tashkent, according to the information published on the company’s website.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner returned from New York and landed in Tashkent airport on July 28. The flights will be operated on Thursdays from July 27 to October 27 this year.
The time of direct flights on the Dreamliner from Tashkent to New York is 12 hours, while one hour less when going back.
Uzbekistan Airways is a monopoly carrier in Uzbekistan and is owned by the state. read more...
A new UzRailways’ Afrosyob (Talgo 250) speed train #451/452 from Samarkand to Astana is expected to be launched from 02/06/2017 till 25/08/2017.
The new train will be operating in summer period once a week due to the international exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana.
The train will leave Samarkand at 03:46 am, through Tashkent (leave on 08:20 am) on Fridays, and arrive to Astana at 5:22 pm on Saturday (Direct train, 16h53m). Return route Astana – Samarkand will be operated on Saturdays, and will leave Astana at 7:16 pm with reach Samarkand on Sunday. read more...
Regular passenger services started on the first phase of the Samarkand tram network on March 29. Test running had started on March 26.
The initial 6,4 km route links the city’s main station with the Sat Tepo district using an alignment mostly running in road medians. Construction of the line began in late 2016. A further 5 km route between the main station and Siab Bazaar is currently under construction. The only traction substation is on the site of a 3 ha depot, whose main building is nearing completion.
Services run every 9 min using a fleet of 18 VarioLF single-section trams supplied by Pragoimex to Toshkent. These were transferred to Samarkand between October and January, after the capital’s tram network closed in May.
Two more routes read more...
Bukhara on 26-28 May, 2017, will host the festival Silk and Spices. These days the city will give an unforgettable holiday for lovers of Eastern culture and those who wish to experience the amazing historical heritage of the city, the originality and the features of its applied art, national customs and traditions.
Over the years, this unique festival has been organized with the aim of preserving and promoting national cultural heritage.
Natural silk, gold embroidery, ceramics, miniatures, wood carving, amazing world of culture and traditions of the East will not leave anyone indifferent. Ancient architectural buildings of Bukhara, its streets and national houses, and most importantly, the unique atmosphere of this ancient city will add a special oriental flavor to the event. read more...
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On introduction of changes to the decree of the President of Uzbekistan “On measures on ensuring rapid development of tourism industry in Uzbekistan” from 2 December 2016”.
The decree was signed on 22 December 2016. The decree said that abolishment of visa for 27 countries, arriving in Uzbekistan, was postponed till 1 January 2021.
Uzbek President signed the decree on 2 December, in line with which Uzbekistan planned to abolish visas for tourists from 15 countries and visitors from 12 countries whose age is over 55 years old from 1 April 2017.
The decree said that the State Committee on read more...
Uzbekistan will abolish visa regime for citizens of 15 countries and citizens aged over 55 from 12 countries starting from 1 April 2017. A corresponding decree was signed on 2 December by then acting President and now President-elect Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The move is aimed at speeding up the development of the tourism sector, which — despite the country’s enormous potential — lags behind average world indicators, turning tourism into a strategic sector of economy and improving Uzbekistan’s image as an attractive center of tourism.
Visas will no longer be required for read more...
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Tashkent, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Uzbekistan.
The opening of Hyatt Regency Tashkent further expands Hyatt’s brand presence in CIS and significantly enriches its authentic and diversified brand experiences for guests.
“We are delighted to welcome the first Hyatt-branded hotel to Uzbekistan’s capital city,” said Peter Fulton, group president – Europe, Africa and Middle East, Hyatt. “Hyatt Regency Tashkent has been thoughtfully designed to make guests feel welcome and comfortable so that they can socialize, connect and celebrate any occasion.” read more...
Luxury Five Star Tashkent Hotel for Business and Leisure.
There are just few steps for the Grand Opening of the first Hyatt Chain hotel in Uzbekistan. Hyatt Regency Tashkent offers the quintessential location for both business and leisure travelers.
Experience attentive service throughout the planning process and during event, whether it be an intimate meeting, large-scale conference, or lively celebration. Hyatt Regency Tashkent introduces over 2300 square meter of flexible meeting and events facilities to the market, including an 855 square meter pillar-less Regency Ballroom that is located within its own building. For smaller meetings read more...
First passenger train of Uzbekistan Temir Yollari (Uzbekistan Railways) run on route Tashkent-Andijan via electrified railway Angren-Pap on 27 August 2016.
It is worth to mention that freight trains started to run on electrified railway Angren-Pap from 11 July. Currently, over 500,000 various cargoes were transported to and from Ferghana Valley, Uzbekistan Temir Yollari said.
The railway Angren-Pap was opened in June 2016. The cost of the project is US$1.63 billion. New line linked Ferghana Valley’s regions with other part of Uzbekistan and completed creation of single national railway system.
The length of the line is read more...
Tashkent - Bukhara connects with high-speed train Talgo 250 (for just 03h20m).
A Talgo 250 Afrosiyob trainset ran to Bukhara for the first time on August 25, marking the completion of a project to modernise and electrify the 256 km route from Samarkand to permit higher speeds.
The US$400m project was authorised in March 2015 and work began the following month. As well as the installation of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification equipment, a second track has been laid on the 146 km route from Marakand near Samarkand to Navoi, a new station building provided at Kattakurgan, the 93 km Navoi – Bukhara section has been modernised and Bukhara station read more...
The historic Uzbek city of Khiva will welcome dancers from all over the world next week for the Magic of Dance Festival.
Participants will include an array of local and international dance groups and ensembles, including from the different regions of Uzbekistan.
The festival is set to include individual performances by the participating groups, master classes, theatre performances, a national costume parade and a national cuisine festival. In addition, the Academy of Arts and “Uzbekraks” creative association will present the History of the Dance Art of Uzbekistan photo exhibition.
The setting for the festival read more...
Alai dehkan market (Oloy Bazaar) in Tashkent is visited not only by the locals but also by foreign visitors. In honor of the 25th anniversary of independence of our country as a result of the reconstruction scale radically changed the face of this market.
The old arch at the entrance to the market with a total area of 4 hectares was demolished. When the idea of a new image of the manufacturers take into account the tradition of oriental architecture and modern architecture, special attention is paid to national crafts.
Today, the Alay market has become one of the most beautiful places in Tashkent. Instead of the traditional series of agricultural products built a new pavilion instead 464. read more...