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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Uzbekistan Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 1.8 / 5

Travelling Uzbekistan is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.5 / 5

Uzbekistan shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Uzbekistan), the Advisory Index is 2.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Afghanistan (5), Kyrgyzstan (2), Kazakhstan (2), Tajikistan with 2 and Turkmenistan with 2 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Uzbekistan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.8 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Uzbekistan.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/uzbekistan-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/uzbekistan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Uzbekistan due to the threat from terrorism and violent crime.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/uzbekistan

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Uzbekistan due to the threat from terrorism and violent crime.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/uzbekistan/

About Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan with its capital Tashkent is a country in Asia (Central Asia), slightly larger than California (447,400 km²). The country is located Central Asia, north of Turkmenistan, south of Kazakhstan. The climate can be described as mostly midlatitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid grassland in east. The landscape is mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes; broad, flat intensely irrigated river valleys along course of Amu Darya, Syr Darya (Sirdaryo), and Zarafshon; Fergana Valley in east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; shrinking Aral Sea in west. With a population of about 28.27 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Tashkent
Population about 28.27 million
Size 447.400 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than California
Common languages uz,ru,tg
Currency Som (short: UZS)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +998
Internet Top Level Domain .uz
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 UZ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 UZB
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 860

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Uzbekistan is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • including DDT
  • increasing soil salination
  • shrinkage of the Aral Sea has resulted in growing concentrations of chemical pesticides and natural salts
  • soil contamination from buried nuclear processing and agricultural chemicals
  • these substances are then blown from the increasingly exposed lake bed and contribute to desertification and respiratory health problems
  • water pollution from industrial wastes and the heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides is the cause of many human health disorders

Natural hazzards

  • avalanches
  • droughts
  • earthquakes
  • floods
  • landslides or mudslides

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Uzbekistan. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. food processing
  3. hydrocarbon extraction
  4. machine building
  5. metallurgy
  6. mining
  7. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. cotton
  2. fruits
  3. grain
  4. livestock
  5. vegetables

Uzbekistani Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Uzbekistan.

Export products

  1. automobiles
  2. cotton
  3. energy products
  4. ferrous
  5. foodstuffs
  6. gold
  7. machinery
  8. mineral fertilizers
  9. nonferrous metals
  10. textiles

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. ferrous
  4. foodstuffs
  5. machinery
  6. nonferrous metals

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Uzbekistan?

Uzbekistan is currently rated at 1,8 out of a possible 5.0. Travelling Uzbekistan is (relatively) safe.

So ... is it safe to travel Uzbekistan?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Uzbekistan.

How many advisories do you know for Uzbekistan?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 5 active advisories for Uzbekistan.