"Uzbekistan paves the way for the return of international tourists." Under this heading, an article was published in one of the leading Hong Kong media outlets "Belt and Road News", dedicated to the tourism potential of our country and the measures taken to develop the industry.
The State committee for tourism development of the Republic of Uzbekistan introduces the position of Deputy Chairman for the Development of Pilgrimage Tourism within the existing states. This is stated in the decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev dated February 9, 2021 "On measures for the further development of domestic and pilgrim tourism in the Republic of Uzbekistan."
A working group headed by Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee for Tourism Development Aziz Abdukhakimov got acquainted with the work of hotels under construction in Khiva.
From 1 March 2021, a visa-free regime will be introduced for citizens of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman and the People's Republic of China, including the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
A modern tourist information center with all conditions has been created at the Ayritom border checkpoint (South Gate of Uzbekistan). Guests from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan enter our country through the Ayritom border customs post in Surkhandarya region.
On 5 February 2021, negotiations were held between the Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development Aziz Abdukhakimov with Adviser to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on economic development, effective management and international cooperation Suma Chakrabarti in the video conferencing format.
The 2020 pandemic has had a significant impact on all sectors, including tourism around the world. One of the most pressing issues today is to support tourism and related industries that have been and are most affected by the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic, save hundreds of thousands of jobs and skilled workers, and preserve their income.
In accordance with the Decree signed by the President "On measures for the further development of domestic and pilgrim tourism in the Republic of Uzbekistan", the following benefits and preferences have been extended until 31 December 2021:
Within the framework of the Presidential Decree "On measures for the further development of domestic and pilgrim tourism in the Republic of Uzbekistan", measures to stimulate domestic tourism have been identified.
On 11 February, the heads of tourism associations of Central Asian countries will discuss the current situation in the industry and ways out of it in the format of a virtual round table. The topic of the online meeting is "How to make Central Asia a popular tourist destination after the pandemic?"