Uzbekistan map

Region: Central Asia


Passport Validity
Valid at time of entry
Electronic Visa
- A 5-day transit visa-free procedure is available to 101 passports (including USA). Must have air-ticket to the third country and the carrier should inform the border authorities of Uzbekistan on passengers who are eligible for transit visa-free.
Dual Nationality
State Dept. reports: Uzbekistan does not recognize dual nationality. If the holder of an Uzbek passport enters the country, they must use that passport, regardless of any other citizenships held, including U.S citizenship. Once the holder of an Uzbek passport enters Uzbekistan, their U.S. citizenship will not be recognized by local authorities.
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Travellers aged under 16 are eligible for visa-free entry. Must provide an international passport or a biometric travel document and be accompanied by legal guardian. Duration of stay is same as the validity period of the entry visa of the guardian, but no longer than 90 days.
  2. Check the State Dept. page at the link below for details of the complexities of several issues to be aware of, including: hotel vs. private residence, overstay penalties and procedures, land border crossings, and bringing in prescription medicine for personal use.

COVID-19 Travel Alert

Updated: 2020-06-15
Limited Entry
  1. Starting June 15 borders reopened, following closure since March 16. Initially, entry restricted to diplomats, their family members, investors and medical tourists.
  2. An incentive for tourism is offered: if COVID-19 is contracted during a trip, traveller receives compensation of $3,000 (amount considered equitable to the cost of medical care in an Uzbek hospital).
  1. "Uzbekistan to reopen borders for some air travellers"
  2. "Is It Safe to Go to Uzbekistan Right Now?"