Foreign citizens temporarily residing in Uzbekistan must obtain registration upon arrival at the place of residence within three days, excluding holidays and weekends. If you stay at the hotel, the registration is carried out of the hotel staff automatically. When leaving the hotel be sure to check whether you have given out a registration form with the seal of the hotel. The registration on tourist visa is available only in case hotel accommodation.
National currency of Uzbekistan – Uzbek sum (UZS). In circulation are banknotes in denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000, 10 000 and 50 000 sum.
You can exchange money at the offices of the National Bank, specialized exchange offices and in some hotels. Exchange offices are also located near the bazaars and markets. When exchanging money with you need to have a passport and a temporary registration.
There is the so-called “black market” exchange, but do not change money on the street. Illegal currency exchange is punishable by law.
It should also be borne in mind that the old (before 1996 year), damaged banknotes and banknotes with inscriptions can not be accepted for exchange. It’s better to bring to Uzbekistan US dollars and Euro for exchange.
International cards Master Card or Visa in Uzbekistan can use basically only in the capital. You can withdraw cash from your international card at ATMs in major hotels in Tashkent.
Also, some hotels, restaurants and shops accept international cards. Sometimes you may experience technical problems in their use, so it is better to have always a sufficient amount of cash.
Foreign citizens can become subscribers of any of the mobile operators in Uzbekistan (Ucell, Beeline, UMS and UzMobile) in the presence of the temporary registration. It’s possible to buy sim cards only in head offices of mobile operators.
In Uzbekistan it is allowed to bring two liters of alcoholic beverages per person.
Import of foreign currency in cash in Uzbekistan is not limited with mandatory filling in of the customs declaration.
Foreigners are allowed to export cash currency outside the Republic of Uzbekistan in the limit of the amount imported into the Republic in accordance with the customs declaration.
In all the monuments in Uzbekistan, you can take pictures and shoot amateur video, if there is no prohibiting signs. Most tourist facilities for this will be charged separately. You can not take pictures in the subway, airports, railway stations and stations, tunnels and in the existing mosques, this is done only with the consent of believers.
On the eve of traveling to Uzbekistan, choosing what to put in the suitcase of clothes, prefer things made of cotton and other natural fabrics. Do not forget to take comfortable shoes, because most of the excursions will on foot. Be sure to bring a light hat and sunglasses.
There are not strict restrictions on clothing for women. However, when visiting religious places of worship be sure to carry a scarf or shawl to cover the head and shoulders. Visiting of these objects for women in shorts, tops or other clothes with open parts of the body is not recommended.
Official language – Uzbek, but most people also understand Russian. In addition, English is becoming very popular among young people.