Uzbekistan expands electronic visa validity

 Monday, June 3, 2019 


In a bid to boost tourism the Uzbek Foreign Ministry has increased the number of countries whose citizens can obtain tourist visas in a simplified procedure and expanded the e-visa validity period.



Within two working days citizens of 77 countries can now get Uzbek tourist visas. The ministry said stating the presidential decree signed earlier this week that the requirements to provide a tourist voucher or invitation of the inviting legal or natural persons in Uzbekistan have been abolished.



From a 30-day stay in the country the validity of the Uzbek electronic visa has been extended to 90 days.As per the document the stay of foreign citizen is calculated from the moment of crossing the Uzbek state border, including entry into the country on the 90th day.



During the first quarter of 2019 the number of foreign tourists visiting Uzbekistan has reached 1.3 million. This showed an increase of 42 percent as compared to the same period of 2018 as per the Uzbek State Committee for Tourism.



It has been predicted that by the second quarter of 2019, the number will be around 1.47 million, and by the end of the year, about 6 million foreign tourists might visit Uzbekistan.

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