As of 1 October 2020, Uzbekistan has opened its borders for travelers. In order to boost group travel, the following rules have been developed:
1. A group of travelers comprised of 5 to 15 persons from any country may enter Uzbekistan if they are accompanied by a local travel company while on the territory of Uzbekistan and present a negative PCR COVID test upon arrival. Their tests should be taken no more than 72 hours before flying to Uzbekistan. Upon arrival, travelers will go through standard body temperature checks. If a traveler has an above-average temperature, they will take a PCR test at the airport and wait for the result at the hotel. If the test result is positive, depending on their condition they will either undergo treatment at a local hospital at their own expense or stay at the hotel and undergo treatment at their own expense. In the event of illness, travelers must not leave the hotel room. All travelers must have insurance which covers COVID treatment.
2. For individual travelers and small groups of up to 5 persons, standard arrival procedures apply: all travelers have to have a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before flying to Uzbekistan, and upon arrival travelers will go through standard body temperature checks.
- Travelers from green zones who are not associated with a local travel agency are free to travel upon arrival if their body temperature is normal. If their temperature is above average, they will take a PCR test at the airport and wait for the result at the hotel. If the test result is positive, depending on their condition they will either undergo treatment at a local hospital at their own expense or stay at the hotel and receive treatment at their own expense. The current green zones are: China, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Georgia, Hungary, Finland, Latvia, Austria and Japan.
- Travelers from yellow zones have to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before flying to Uzbekistan. Upon arrival, travelers from yellow zones must stay 14 days in quarantine at either a hotel (at their own expense) or at a private residence. At the end of quarantine they will take a PCR test and if the results are negative, they are free to travel within Uzbekistan. The current yellow zones are Azerbaijan, Belarus and EU countries (except UK and Spain, which are both red).
- All other countries not mentioned above are considered red zones, and individual travelers arriving from red zones are not allowed to enter Uzbekistan. However, any individual from a red zone who has spent the last 14 days in a green zone will be permitted to enter Uzbekistan and will be subject to the rules stated above for green zones.
Please note that the list of countries in each color category is revised weekly.
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