When to goIn summer, the climate is hot and dry whereas in winter it is dry and cold. The peak tourist season stretches from April to October. Avoid going in July and August especially if you don't tolerate heat well.
European citizens must have a passport as well as a visa for all trips to Uzbekistan. To obtain one, you must go to the Uzbekistan embassy, make sure of and respect the dates shown on the visa. If your journey is longer than 72 hours you must register with the OVIR as soon as you arrive.
For more information, consult the government site.
The formalities for Canadians are the same for Europeans.
Before you leave for a trip to Uzbekistantake out health and repatriation insurance. No vaccination is compulsory, but update your DTP vaccination. Other vaccinations such as hepatitis A and B and typhoid fever are recommended.
Avoid drinking tap water, and stick to closed bottled water. Also avoid eating uncooked or undercooked foods. Also wash your hands before every meal.
You must see your doctor before leaving and equip yourself with basic medicine. Indeed, on site you will have difficulty finding good medications if necessary.
Airline ticketsThe cost of a return ticket to Uzbekistan varies between £420 and £600. Of course the cost depends on the time of reservation as well as the specific airline company.
Time differenceThere is a plus three hour time difference in summer or plus four hours in winter. When it's 11:00 in London it's 15:00 or 16:00 in Uzbekistan.
LanguageThe official language is Uzbek. Russian is spoken throughout the country as well as numerous local languages.
British Embassy in Uzbekistan
67, Gulyamov Street, 100000
Uzbekistan Embassy in Britain
1 Holland Park
London, W11 3RP
Tachkent International Medical Clinic (expatriate doctors and anglophone Uzbeks) : +998 71 2910142 / 2910726 / 1201120 / 1201144
Emergencies and weekend : +998 97 3364988
Phone and internet connection
Telephone code: 998. Favour communications in post offices where the tariff is lower than in hotels.
The easiest way to connect to the Internet is to go to your hotel or to any other hotel.. Indeed, very few cafés have broadband. Outside of hotels you will have difficulty connecting to the internet.