Uzbekistan introduces a visa-free regime for citizens of seven countries

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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, also received the right to visit the country without obtaining visas.

From 1 February 2018, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev introduced a simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas for citizens of 39 countries. The list includes countries of the European Union, East Asia and the Middle East, as well as India, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.

Citizens of these country now should not submit tourist voucher or invitation letter from legal entity or individual to receive visa. Consular offices of Uzbekistan will issue visas for citizens of these countries within two working days, not counting the day of acceptation of documents.

At the same time, starting from 1 July 2018, a system of issuing electronic entry visas for citizens of several countries will be introduced.

The list of countries, citizens of which can obtain tourist visas to Uzbekistan based on simplified procedure from 1 February 2018

1. Australia 
2. Albania 
3. Andorra 
4. Bulgaria 
5. Bosnia and Herzegovina 
6. The Vatican 
7. Hungary 
8. The Hellenic Republic 
9. Denmark 
10. India 
11. The Republic of Ireland 
12. Iceland 
13. The State of Kuwait 
14. Canada 
15. The People’s Republic of China, including the Hong Kong SAR 
16. The Republic of Lithuania 
17. Liechtenstein 
18. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 
19. The Republic of Macedonia 
20. The Republic of Malta 
21. Principality of Monaco 
22. Kingdom of the Netherlands 
23. New Zealand 
24. The Kingdom of Norway 
25. United Arab Emirates 
26. The Sultanate of Oman 
27. The Portuguese Republic 
28. Romania 
29. The Republic of San Marino 
30. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
31. The Republic of Serbia 
32. Slovak Republic 
33. The Republic of Slovenia 
34. United States of America 
35. The Republic of Finland 
36. The Republic of Croatia 
37. Montenegro 
38. The Kingdom of Sweden 
39. The Republic of Estonia

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Source: UzDaily

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