Starting from July 15, Uzbekistan will start an e-Visa program that means that foreign citizens no longer have to visit diplomatic representations of Uzbekistan abroad, as reported by Gazeta.uz.
Foreign citizens can apply for an e-visa through the e-visa.gov.uz portal no less than 3 working days before their trip, since it takes two days to process and issue the e-visa. E-visas are valid for 90 days, and are single entry and allow for a visit of no more than 30 days. The cost of the e-visa is $20 USD.
Also starting on July 15th, transit travelers that are citizens of 100 countries (list below) can travel through Uzbekistan's international airports and stay in the country up to 5 days, as long as they have a ticket to a third country. Travelers up to 16 years old can also travel without a visa to Uzbekistan, provided that they have proper documentation and are accompanied by a legal representative. If a person turns 16 while in Uzbekistan, an exit visa can be made by the migration and citizenship offices in the Department of Internal Affairs.
The list of 100 countries:
AAlbania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria
BBahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria
CCanada, Chile, China, incl. Hong Kong, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic
DDenmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic
EEcuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia
GGabon, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana
IIndia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy
LLatvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
MMacedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco
NNauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway
PPalau, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal
SSaint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland
TThailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan
UUAE, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay
VVatican, Venezuela, Vietnam