Uzbekistan is a country located in Central Asia. There are 5 countries (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan) that Uzbekistan shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Uzbek and Russian. Traveling across Uzbekistan if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.
In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Uzbekistan was ranked 88th out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Uzbekistan is Uzbekistani so’m (UZS). The som (лв) is subdivided into 100 tiyin.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 12817.98 UZS and 1 USD is worth 12251.87 UZS.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Uzbekistan is 71.61 Mbps and mobile is 43.81 Mbs.The global average is 164.00 Mbps and 114.16 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density When compared to the world average, Uzbekistan has more ATMs.52.01 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Uzbekistan, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 2 socket types used in Uzbekistan. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type I is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
What hotel chains are present in Uzbekistan?
There are no Mariott hotels in Uzbekistan.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Uzbekistan.
There are no IHG hotels in Uzbekistan.
What fast food chains are present in Uzbekistan?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Uzbekistan.
The KFC chain does not operate in Uzbekistan.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Uzbekistan.
What is the weather like in Tashkent?
Weather data for Tashkent (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains , and some of them are high-speed trains.
Subway Systems The subway system is available in Tashkent.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Uzbekistan.
Emergency phones in Uzbekistan
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.
The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.
- 2L of alcoholic beverages, including beer
- 10 packages of tobacco products