One of the most popular daily newspapers in the world – The New York Times promotes Uzbekistan in its next issue this week.
The New York Times is holding a quiz about Uzbekistan – the Pearl of Central Asia this week among its audience. The current quiz offers the readers of the publication to check their knowledge about a particular country in the world once every week. This time the questionnaire is dedicated to our marvelous country – Uzbekistan.
“Being located in the very center of Central Asia region, Uzbekistan does not have any access to the sea. The country borders with five countries around it and has a population of 33 million people today” – as described in the article of the New York Times.
The quiz dedicated to Uzbekistan has questions about Uzbekistan’s history, geography, economy, ecology and others.
We would like to remind that Uzbekistan welcomes travelers from all over the world in 2021, by providing necessary health and safety measures, such as “Uzbekistan.Safe Travel Guaranteed” certification program that guarantees safe travel for visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic period, by ensuring all sanitary and epidemiological safety measures are followed.
With the aim of making traveling to Uzbekistan easier for world tourists and to encourage more travelers to visit the country, Uzbekistan has been applying a new flexible visa policy since the end of 2016, The process of receiving a visa has become less bureaucratic and a lot easier, so that travelers could just buy their ticket, pack their bags and enjoy their unforgettable trip in 2021 to the breathtaking historical and cultural heritage Uzbekistan, including the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.
While easing the process of getting a visa for many countries, Uzbekistan has been applying a visa-free regime for 86 states until today, whose citizens could cross the border for periods between 30 and 90 days, depending on the nationality. Also, citizens of 77 countries had the opportunity to come to Uzbekistan by obtaining an electronic visa.
Additionally, since July 2018 visa-free entrance to Uzbekistan was allowed for the period of 5 days for the citizens of almost 100 countries, traveling as a transit through the country. If you are passing by Uzbekistan as a transit destination, 5 days of stay in Uzbekistan gives you opportunity not only to stay in the modern capital of Uzbekistan – Tashkent city, but also quickly travel to historical cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva by train or by taking a local flight, which has become extremely comfortable.
As of 1 March 2021, Uzbekistan starts applying visa-free regime for the period of 10 days for the citizens of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and China, including Hong Kong and Macau, the special administrative regions of China.
To make traveling to Uzbekistan even more convenient during the pandemic, as of 25 March of the current year, foreign citizens arriving to Uzbekistan will be allowed to enter the country without passing the express PCR test at the border, subject to providing a negative PCR test result taken in the laboratories meeting the international quality standards.