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Uzbekistan offers visa-free travel for tourists from 45 more countries

Uzbekistan is becoming even more accessible for tourists on 1 February 2019, when it will allow visa-free travel for 45 more countries, including many European countries.

The visa-free expansion was announced on January 5 by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and follows other moves to open the country to tourists and investors alike.

The progress of visa liberalization, while a facet of Mirziyoyev’s reform program, has with its fits and starts hinted at the contours of larger movements within Uzbekistan’s power structures.

The government’s aim is to attract more than 9 million foreign tourists in 2025 and increase the share of the tourism industry in the GDP from 2.3 percent in 2017 to 5 percent in 2025.

From February 1, 2019, the following countries will be able to enter Uzbekistan visa-free for up to 30 days: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City. Nationals of France, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Turkey were granted visa-free access in 2018. Germans will have visa-free access from 15 January 2019.

Online Visa Application form on site: http://evisa.mfa.uz/evisa_en/