Uzbekistan

Capital Tashkent

Population 31,576,400

Area 447,400 km2

Key facts

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 10938.17 UZS and 1 USD is worth 11167.32 UZS.

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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 59.15 Mbps and mobile is 28.55 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Uzbekistan has more ATMs.48.41 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Uzbekistan, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

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.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type I 220 V, 50 Hz  

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).

Food & Hotels

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.

There are no Best Western hotels in Uzbekistan.

There are Radisson hotels in Tashkent.

There are no Accor hotels in Uzbekistan.

What fast food chains are present in Uzbekistan?

O'sh are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Uzbekistan. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Uzbekistan below.

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.

The Subway chain does not operate in Uzbekistan.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Uzbekistan.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Uzbekistan.

Weather

Today the sun in Tashkent, rises at 6:25 AM and sets at 5:55 PM. The climate of Tashkent may be categorized as a Mediterranean (Csa), according to Koppen's classification system.
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 9.1°C (48.38°F)High: 25°C (77°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 8.9°C (48.02°F)High: 24.4°C (75.92°F)
MondayOct 10SunnyLow: 7.7°C (45.86°F)High: 22.5°C (72.5°F)
TuesdayOct 11SunnyLow: 7.4°C (45.32°F)High: 24.4°C (75.92°F)
WednesdayOct 12OvercastLow: 8.4°C (47.12°F)High: 25.9°C (78.62°F)
ThursdayOct 13OvercastLow: 9.2°C (48.56°F)High: 24.4°C (75.92°F)

Weather data for Tashkent (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

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.

Car Rental Sixt is available, but Avis , Hertz are not present in Uzbekistan.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Uzbekistan traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 11.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Uzbekistan

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

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.

Alcohol allowance

  • 2L of alcoholic beverages, including beer

Tobacco allowance

  • 10 packages of tobacco products

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Uzbekistan?

Currently, citizens of 87 countries can enter Uzbekistan without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Uzbekistan.

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