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Uzbekistan to Abolish Visa Regime for Tourists
Source: http://en.trend.az/
Source Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Knowledge Management in Government, Internet Governance
Country: Uzbekistan
Created: Dec 13, 2016

Uzbekistan will abolish visa regime for tourists from 15 countries and visitors over 55 years old from 12 countries from April 1, 2017, Uzbek newly elected President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s decree on "Measures ensuring the accelerated development of the tourism of the Republic of Uzbekistan" said.

According to the decree, the visa regime will be abolished for the citizens of Australia, Austria, UK, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland and Japan from April 1, 2017, who will arrive in Uzbekistan for tourism purposes for a period not exceeding 30 days.

The visa regime will be also abolished for the citizens of Belgium, Indonesia, China (a part of tourist groups), Malaysia, the US, France, Vietnam, Israel, Poland, Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic, who reached the age of 55 years and willing to visit Uzbekistan for tourism purposes for a period not exceeding 30 days, the decree said.

According to the decree, while entering Uzbekistan, the foreigners of the above-mentioned countries will have to pay a $50 entry fee from April 1, 2017, which will be transferred to the country’s state budget.

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