Travel advice for Uzbekistan.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Uzbekistan.

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Uzbek Som UZS

Currency exchange rate

UZS 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ UZS 0.00 (07/2015)

Further Information

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  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Time difference with Switzerland

+ 4 h / + 3 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Uzbek

Language capabilities

Russian and English

Capital

Taškent (Tashkent)

Country code for calling Switzerland

8 (wait for dialing tone) 10 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket.

  • Travelers must report to the UVViOG authorities within 3 days of their arrival. These formalities are settled by the hotel for package travel.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Tashkent, Shota Rustaveli Street, Tupik 1/4
Tel.: +998 71 120 67 38 / +998 71 120 67 39

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 15.00 h (Sat)

Driving

Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if accompanied by a certified russian translation. Otherwise international driver's license required.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Minimum risk of malaria in the border areas with Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan and Turkmenistan.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Travel to border areas with Afghanistan not advised.
    Border areas with Tadzhikistan and Kyrgyzstan: It is recommended to travel only along asphalted roads (risk of mine).

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

Cultural characteristics
  • Uzbekistan is a predominantly Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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