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Uzbekistan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Uzbekistan

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Uzbekistan. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.0 / 5

Uzbekistan shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Uzbekistan), the Advisory Index is 4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Afghanistan (5), Tajikistan (4), Kazakhstan (3.8), Turkmenistan with 3.8 and Kyrgyzstan with 3.5 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Uzbekistan

There are currently 181,312 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Uzbekistan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 1,290 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Uzbekistan.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

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 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - 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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We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. ...

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

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Undvik i synnerhet resor till gränserna mot Afghanistan, Kirgizistan och Tadzjikistan. Var försiktig om du reser till Ferganadalen.Väggarna i reservoardammen Sardoba brast i maj 2020 och det orsakade väldiga översvämningar i provinsen Syr-Darja. Tusentals människor evakuerades. Kontakta de lokala myndigheterna om du reser till provinsen Syr-Darja.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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If you're entering Uzbekistan you must provide a certificate with a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before arrival. The test can be in English or Russian (see 'Travel'). Airports are open but international flights are very limited. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Uzbekistan due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/uzbekistan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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Do not travel to Uzbekistan due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Uzbekistan due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the ...

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

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 August 7th 2020

The total rating for Uzbekistan changed from 3.0 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Uzbekistan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Uzbekistan changed from 2.7 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Uzbekistan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Uzbekistan changed from 2.5 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Uzbekistan to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Uzbekistan changed from 2.3 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Uzbekistan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Uzbekistan changed from 2.0 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Uzbekistan with a rating of 4.0.

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 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Uzbekistan.

Is it safe to travel Uzbekistan in 2021?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Uzbekistan. Maybe pick another location.

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 current Corona virus situation in Uzbekistan?

There are currently 181,312 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Uzbekistan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 1,290 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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

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