COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Uzbekistan (03 May Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents are allowed to enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Most foreigners are allowed to enter.

  • British nationals either arriving directly from the UK or who have been in the UK in the last 14 days, are not permitted to travel, transit, or enter Uzbekistan until further notice.

Is a test required on arrival?

  • No with exceptions

  • Arriving passengers who do not have a negative PCR test prior to travel will be subject to a rapid screening test at the airport. Passengers with positive results will be required to go to a quarantine facility.

Is a test certificate allowed?

  • Yes

  • COVID-19 test certificates issued in other countries are accepted but must be issued in English or Russian.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes

  • Travellers 12 years of age and older must have a medical certificate for a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure. The certificate must be in English or Russian.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine if arriving without a COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours prior to departure.

  • Travellers arriving in Uzbekistan on a direct flight from countries categorized as green, and who have been in these countries for 14 days prior to travel, will not be required to quarantine or self-isolate. Travellers from red and yellow coded countries or any symptomatic passengers who take a PCR test on arrival and who test positive will be quarantined for 14 days at a state facility or a dedicated hotel at their own expense.

  • Based on the above restrictions, the traveller will be required to spend between ‘0’ and ‘14’ days in quarantine

Vaccination Required

  • No

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required for entry into the country.

Insurance required?

  • Yes

  • Tourists arriving in Uzbekistan must have full health insurance, including coverage for COVID-19.

Airline restrictions

  • Minimal

  • International flights are operating, however, scheduled international passenger flights are now very limited.

  • Commercial flights to and from the UK to Uzbekistan have been suspended and flights to and from some other European countries have also been suspended.

  • Limited domestic flights have resumed.

  • Uzbekistan Airways will operate limited numbers of flights between Turkey and Uzbekistan until 17 May due to rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey.

Border restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Uzbekistan is open for international tourism. Travel agencies should form groups of tourists with no less than 5 people and no more than 15 people.

  • Travellers who are not part of a tour group must register within 3 days of arrival. Saturdays and Sundays count as part of the three-day period. Hotels may ask for passports at check-in and retain them until the registration paperwork is completed.

  • Travellers in special categories, such as diplomats, permanently registered foreigners, and some employees of international organizations are permitted to enter and leave Uzbekistan regardless of the category of the country they are coming from.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal

  • There is no curfew.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Public gatherings are limited to a maximum of 100 people, including weddings, large family gatherings, and holiday celebrations.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • The High-Speed Afrasiab train has resumed operations on the Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent route.

  • Public transport has resumed services maintaining social distancing and using masks.

  • Domestic railway services have resumed.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Clothing markets, shopping malls, and most shops are open.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Most hotels and guest houses are open with health and safety rules.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants are open if following public health and safety measures.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes

  • Bars and cafes are open if following public health and safety measures.

*Personal care services open? *

  • Yes

  • Barbershops and hair salons, and gyms and fitness clubs are open.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Masks are mandatory in public places, including outdoor public spaces. Those not wearing a mask could be fined.


  • Swimming pools, sports venues, and parks and recreation areas are open.

  • Theatres and cinemas are open with limitations on occupancy.

  • Education centres and private kindergartens are open.

  • Events in closed space are suspended until further notice.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans