Uzbekistan announced on 6 December that it would ease its highly regulated tourism system as it annulled visa requirements for 15 countries.
An order published by the press service of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of Uzbekistan, also paved way for visa-free travel for elderly citizens (55 years or older) of 12 other countries, including France and the US.
The Agence France Presse quotes the order as saying that the policy was revised in order for economically friendly climate to emerge and to overhaul the functioning of institutions so that tourism could be developed as a prime sector of the country’s economy.
People of all ages from Japan, Germany, Austria, Australia, the UK, Denmark, Spain, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands and Finland can enter the central Asian nation and stay there for up to 30 days.
While only indivduals aged 55 or above belonging to Belgium, China (only in tourist groups), Indonesia, France, USA, Malaysia, Israel, Vietnam, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Portugal can travel to the former Soviet republic for up to 30 days.
Uzbekistan is famous for three cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, which were considered prosperous in the Old Silk Road commercial routes that connected Europe with Asia.
If you are planning to travel to Uzbekistan, contact Y-Axis to avail professional guidance to file for a visa from one of its several offices housed in India’s major cities.