Uzbekistan introduces visa-free regime for citizens of 20 countries
Starting from 1 January 2020, Uzbekistan will introduce a visa-free regime for a period of 30 days for citizens of another 20 countries.
This decision is adopted in accordance with the decree of President “On measures for the further development of the tourism sector in the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
The list includes:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Dominican Republic
- Costa Rica
- Trinidad and Tobago
- El Salvador
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
Starting from 1 February, citizens of these countries were given the opportunity to apply for an electronic entry visa.
By decree, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was instructed to revise the legal acts on issuing entry and exit visas to foreign citizens and stateless persons in Uzbekistan within a month, providing for a simplification of the visa application process, optimization of the time for processing applications and reduction of unnecessary documents, as well as the introduction of electronic document management.
Until 1 January 2020, the State Security Service was instructed to ensure registration of tourists’ registration, as well as control over their stay in Uzbekistan and the timeliness of departure from the country with the possibility of checking registration by developing appropriate software.