About Uzbekistan

In October 1917, after the transfer of power to a coalition of Bolsheviks and Left SRs, the city became the backbone of Soviet power in the province. In 1918-1924 Tashkent was the capital of the Turkestan ASSR.

During the Great Patriotic War Tashkent became one of the centers of evacuation, where factories, factories, theaters, film studios moved. He sheltered a huge number of refugees among whom there were many outstanding contemporaries.

From 1930 to 1991, Tashkent was the capital of the Uzbek SSR within the USSR and the regional center of the Tashkent region.

The history of Uzbekistan is rooted in the depth of centuries. The Uzbek land remembers many historical battles and campaigns. This region has always attracted conquerors – Alexander the Great, better known in Asia as Iskander, the army of Persian rulers, the hordes of Genghis Khan. Over the centuries, many peoples, both nomadic and sedentary, succeeded each other, arranged settlements, created families, adopted customs and traditions. Each generation left behind its cultural heritage. Such different historical and cultural trends have merged into a beautiful oriental melody. Contemporaries have received priceless riches – monuments of ancient architecture and architecture, national music and dances, literature and poetry, philosophical works and scientific discoveries.

And how many more amazing secrets is hidden in the land located between the Amudarya and the Syr Darya? Come to Uzbekistan! And who knows, maybe you will reveal another riddle. And it is possible that the ancient cities will share their numerous secrets with you.

Territory of Uzbekistan

The state of Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia. The capital is Tashkent. The state system is a presidential republic. The north-eastern part of the country is adjacent to Kazakhstan, the eastern and south-eastern parts of the country have borders with two republics: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the western part of Uzbekistan has a border with Turkmenistan, the southern part is adjacent to Afghanistan. The length of state borders is 6,221 kilometers. Territory: 448.9 thousand square kilometers. On the administrative direction of the territory of Uzbekistan is divided into twelve regions: Andijan, Bukhara, Djizak, Ferghana, Samarkand, Surkhandarya, Syrdarya, Navoin, Namangan, Khorezm, Kashkadarya and Tashkent. Karakalpakia, as an autonomous republic, also belongs to the republic.

Nature of Uzbekistan

The nature of Uzbekistan is a combination of contrasting landscapes. Due to the territorial scale of the region, plains and valleys are replaced by mountain ranges, and forests and woodlands are desert and semi-deserts. Deserts Kyzylkum and Karakum add mystery to the intricate embossed design of the country. The climate is sharply continental. Precipitation falls slightly. Humidity is relatively low. The diversity of the natural landscape determines the rich flora and fauna of Uzbekistan. The plant world of the region has more than 6,000 plant species. Of these, only 3,700 species of higher plants, a fifth of which are endemics, i.e. plants that are not found anywhere else. The country’s fauna counts 600 species of vertebrates, more than 90 species of mammals, more than 40 species of fish.

Tours in Uzbekistan

Every year, Uzbeks take hundreds of thousands of tourists. Thanks to local climatic conditions, interest in rest in Uzbekistan is manifested not only in spring and summer, but also in the autumn and winter months. Traditionally, foreign visitors are attracted by monuments of ancient architecture and architecture, rich cultural and historical heritage of the country. However, in Uzbekistan there are also places of a sanatorium and a sanatorium where you can relax and improve your health. Tours to Uzbekistan are not just one of the ways to spend a vacation, but also an opportunity to get to know another’s culture and history, to get acquainted with the customs and traditions of an original Uzbek people. Many people are attracted by active recreation in Uzbekistan. If you like adventures and lead an active lifestyle, then in our sanatoriums and holiday homes located in mountainous areas, on the territory, near lakes and rivers, you can spend time with pleasure and with good health.

When to travel

The best time for Uzbekistan travel is April-May and September-October. Make the best of your trip, check out upcoming festivals, international exhibitions held annually in Uzbekistan to combine your trip with one of these events.If you haven’t decided on your journey time, we recommend to visit Uzbekistan during the spring holiday Navruz, bright and vibrant celebration, or Silk&Spice festival that unites colours and traditions of Uzbekistan in Bukhara city.

Visa

Citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine DO NOT NEED A VISA to enter Uzbekistan.

Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand DO NOT NEED LOI (Letter of Invitation) from a licensed travel agency if they are obtaining visa in their country of citizenship. Find out more about visa support and visa application requirements.

Medication & Vaccination

No vaccinations required prior to entry to Uzbekistan. If you need to bring medicine, this is one of the most essential parts of Uzbekistan travel guide. Please check out requirements and restrictions on pharmaceuticals import for personal use and learn customs requirements towards your travel medicine bag. In addition, the link below provides the list of restricted meds.

Registration & Customs

The essential part of Uzbekistan travel guide is the Registration of Stay; as soon as you arrive in Uzbekistan, you have 72 hours to get registered at your place. Usually hotels provide registration slip at no additional cost. Customs officers will require the declaration form upon arrival and at the departure. Read more about registration in the hotels of Uzbekistan, what you need to declare and download the customs declaration form.