Frequently Asked Questions
What 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.
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
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.
Uzbekistan’s official currency is Sum. Sums come in banknote denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000, 10000 and 50000. Coins, although exist, are rarely used.
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 by Asaka Bank.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, 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.