The decree of the President of Uzbekistan on abolishing of visa regime for tourists from 27 countries earlier planned for 1 April 2017 is postponed until 1 January 2021, reports Gazeta.Uz. The proposal on visa waiver postponement has been prepared by the State Tourism Development Committee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior Affairs, State Customs Committee and other structures.
According to the new decree, the decision to postpone visa cancellation was taken to create necessary technical support and resources, to develop tourist activities in a sustainable and balanced way, to ensure the health and safety of tourists and residents, as well as to develop equitable economic cooperation with foreign countries.
The previous decree from 2 December stated abolishment of visa regime for citizens of 15 states and tourists aged 55 from 12 countries. It is also to mention that introduction of electronic visas and the systems of "green corridor" customs control for foreigners at international airports of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Urgench as well as separate passport control for residents and non-residents of the country at airports and railway stations, are also in the list of postponement.