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Last verified: Thursday, 21. November 2019 at 07:21 AM

Uzbekistan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Uzbekistan is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

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

Regional Situation: 2.7 / 5

Uzbekistan shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Uzbekistan), the Advisory Index is 2.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Afghanistan (5), Kyrgyzstan (2.4), Turkmenistan (2.3), Kazakhstan with 2.2 and Tajikistan with 2.2 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Uzbekistan

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Uzbekistan.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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 2.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Uzbekistan.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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

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

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Uzbekistan.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Avoid non-essential travel to the areas bordering Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (including the city of Andijan and the eastern region of the Ferghana Valley) due to the uncertain security situation and landmines.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det är relativt lugnt i Uzbekistan men en allmän risk för terrordåd finns. Var försiktig och undvik resor till gränstrakterna (särskilt Afghanistans, Kirgizistans och Tadzjikistans gränser). Var mycket försiktig om du åker till Ferganadalen.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/UZ

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Uzbekistan

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Uzbekistan. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Uzbekistan changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Uzbekistan with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Uzbekistan with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Uzbekistan with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Uzbekistan with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Uzbekistan with a rating of 2.0.

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 Russian, Tajik, Uzbek
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 of 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 to and from 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 2,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Uzbekistan is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Uzbekistan in 2019?

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

How many travel advisories do you know for Uzbekistan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Uzbekistan.

What is the size of Uzbekistan?

Uzbekistan has a size of 447,400 km² or 172,742 mi² which is slightly larger than California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.