Useful information

The information, which contains here will be very useful for you and will help to avoid some misunderstanding. By familiarizing more in details with this information you, essentially will facilitate your stay.


The official language is UZBEK widely spread RUSSAIN. ENGLISH is getting popular among young people.


Islam - 88%, Christian (orthodox) - 9%


Varies from dry and arid, with warm summers and cool winters in the west to moderate rainfall, with temperature summers and bitterly cold winters in the east. Temperature in Uzbekistan ranges during the year, from +40°C in summer (July and August) and -20°C in the middle of winter (January and February). In spring and fall temperatures are of a more moderate nature (mid 20°C to 30°C)

Currency Exchange

National currency is soum. 1 soum = 100 tiyin.
$1 = 1020 soum (as of June 1 st, 2004 )

All foreign currencies can be exchanged in major banks. The preferred currencies are US dollars and Euros.

Business hours:

Banks Working hours: 09:00-16:00
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

Post offices working hours: 09:00-18:00
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

Department stores 10:00 - 18:00 (with regular holidays)
Closed: Sunday

Business hours: 09:00-18:00
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

Government organizations working hours: 09:00-18:00
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

Credit Cards

Credit cards VISA, MASTER CARD are acceptable in major banks, hotels, stores and restaurants


220 volts AC, 50 Hz. Round 2 pin continental plugs are standard.


GMT +5 hours


No mandatory requirements for entry into Uzbekistan and no vaccinations are officially required. Tap water safe in most areas, but bottle water is recommended.


As this kind of services in Uzbekistan is still developing, it is advisable to be insured at home by your local insurance company.

Rent a car

International Permit required. Minimum age is 18 years. Driver is on the left side. Speeds limit 50-70 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h on highways. Car rent with driver is more widely offered rather than without driver.


Tipping is widely used. If you are satisfied with service, you can leave some tips. It will be gladly accepted.

What to take

If you are coming to Uzbekistan as a tourist following items are essential to take while staying: a backpack is very useful in carrying personal things, a hat, sunglasses, light shoes, sun blocks and light colored cotton clothes during summer and hot periods; a light water and windproof jacket is useful during autumn and period of light showers and at nights in the desert. Uzbekistan is a conservative country, though with Muslim traditions; therefore clothes should be conservative. Women and men may wear long slacks and shirts or blouses with sleeves.


For foreign tourist it is necessary to get a tourist visa to visit Republic of Uzbekistan. To obtain the visa you have to send following information at least 15 days before arrival.

- Full name
- Gender
- Date and Place of birth
- Citizenship
- Passport details: number and validity dates
- Place of work or study (if retired, write "retired")
- Position
- Place of obtaining visa country and city
- Number of entries
- Duration of stay

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