Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to go to Uzbekistan?

What is the voltage in Uzbekistan?

Are there any clothing limitations for travelers?

What language do people speak?

What is the Uzbek currency?

Is it possible to pay by a credit card?

How much money am I legally allowed to bring into Uzbekistan?

Do you do tailor-made tours?

Should I carry my passport with me while I am in Uzbekistan?

Is it allowed to take photographs and shoot video of sights?

QuestionWhat is the best time to go to Uzbekistan?

Spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) seasons, when the weather is mild and the temperature is about 20 – 30°C, is the best time to go sightseeing in Uzbekistan.  It is best to discover mountain areas of Uzbekistan in winter and summer seasons.

QuestionWhat is the voltage in Uzbekistan?

Electricity is generally supplied at 220 volts and a frequency of 50 Hz. Any device rated between 200 volts and 240 volts works fine.  You may need voltage converters and plug adapters in order to use your own appliances safely in Uzbekistan.

QuestionAre there any clothing limitations for travelers?

Uzbekistan is a secular country and there are no strict limitations on clothing. Although urban people and youth enjoy casual and free style in clothing, those who live in country, especially in Fergana valley and elderly people are more likely to wear national clothes.
In some sights of religious sights, such as mosques and mausoleums, ladies are asked to cover their shoulders and wear a hat or a headscarf. Men should also refrain from wearing shorts or trousers

QuestionWhat language do people speak?

The official language is Uzbek, but the main part of the population can speak Russian. In some areas (Samarkand, Bukhara) people also speak Tajik.

English is getting popular among young people. Excellent multilingual speaking guides and escorts are easily available throughout the country.

QuestionWhat is the Uzbek currency?

Uzbekistan’s official currency is Sum. Sums come in banknote denominations of 100, 200, 500, and 1.000. Coins, although exist, are rarely used.

QuestionIs it possible to pay by a credit card?

Master Card and Visa are rarely accepted in the country. Bring enough cash (preferably US Dollars or Euro) for your everyday expenses. Most hotels and top restaurants accept credit cards (Visa or MasterCard). Most banks, where you may withdraw cash serve only Visa Cards, as Master card is served only in Asaka Bank.

QuestionHow much money am I legally allowed to bring into Uzbekistan?

According to the law, you are allowed to legally bring up to US$ 5,000 with you into Uzbekistan. If you bring more than US$ 5,000, you have to fill in a special declaration form (ON-28). If the amount is more than US$ 10,000 you shall be charged a 1% duty on it. However, this amount will have to be declared via your customs declaration form.

QuestionDo you do tailor-made tours?

Yes. If you want us to prepare tailor-made travel packages to any destination in Uzbekistan covering your travel needs, please contact us to get an email quote.

QuestionShould I carry my passport with me while I am in Uzbekistan?

Your passport and address registration card (provided by hotels) should be with you at all times. If you happen to walk outside the hotel, especially at night, the police have the authority to check your passport, which is a regular occurrence and not a cause for concern.

QuestionIs it allowed to take photographs and shoot video of sights?

You are allowed to take photographs / shoot video anywhere you like. A nominal fee is charged at tourist sights and museums.
Photography is strictly prohibited in the Tashkent Underground (Metro) for security purposes.
If you wish to take photographs of local people, it is normally advisable to ask them beforehand.

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