Uzbekistan Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Last updated: January 8, 2021

Covid-19: Uzbekistan Entry Requirements

If visiting Uzbekistan is on your 2021 resolutions list, it will be useful to learn about the entry requirements to Uzbekistan during the Covid-19 period.  

Every international traveler must have PCR certificate (in English or in Russian) with a negative result for coronavirus, taken no later than 72 hours before departure, otherwise they will be denied the boarding on the flight. Passengers are allowed on board only in masks and gloves.  

Every traveler must take a Covid-19 express test at his/her own expenses upon arrival. Those whose result will be positive, will be sent to the special quarantine facilities or to the hotels at their own expenses.  

Uzbekistan Quarantine Rules

Entry to Uzbekistan depends on the epidemiological situation in the country of the visitor. According to the decision made by the Uzbekistan Special Republican Commission the foreign countries are divided into the following categories: Red, Yellow and Green (see list below).

Green countries: Japan, South Corea, China and Israel.

Yellow countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, UAE and European Union countries (except for Great Britain and Spain, which fall into the red category and a few countries in the green list).

Red countries: all countries not mentioned in green and yellow countries lists. Earlier, the rules were rather harsh, where people arriving from these countries had to quarantine at designated premises only. Now it is the same as for travellers from “Yellow” countries.

Special addition: All flights have been suspended between Uzbekistan and Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Australia, the Netherlands and South Africa from December 21 till February 1st. Depending on the Covid situation in these countries entry rules to Uzbekistan might change or remain. So far, if you have been in one of these countries in the last 14 days, you must self-isolate yourself for two weeks.

We encourage to check the list before making travel decisions, purchasing tickets and before travelling, as the situation can change rapidly.

Uzbekistan Travel Restrictions Covid-19

The foreign countries are listed on the following categories: Red, Yellow and Green. People who travel to Uzbekistan from the countries, listed on the Green category, can enter the country freely and do not require two weeks quarantine upon arrival. Travelers who visited any country listed on the Yellow category within the past ten days period, must stay in the quarantine for two weeks upon arrival. Those who plan to travel from any country belonging to the Red category, are banned from entry. The categories update depending on the epidemiological situation in the foreign countries. You should check the latest information about your countries status.

Uzbekistan and Coronavirus

The first official Covid-19 case was confirmed in Uzbekistan on March 15 in 2020. The government restricted all public gathering that include more than thirty persons, along with establishing other restrictions in order to avoid the spread of the virus. Public transport, hotels, cafes, restaurants and other non-essential business sectors are operating with the restrictions, only if the social distancing rules are followed. Wearing masks in the public areas and outside are mandatory. Though the rules are not strictly followed everywhere, tourism sector is working hard to ensure travelling to Uzbekistan is safe.

We recognize the significant uncertainty tourists are now facing when trying to make travel plans. With this in mind, we currently offer a zero-cancellation fee on all tour and travel service bookings. For more details check our Cancellation Policy during COVID-19 Pandemic.