In the first half of the current year, more than 3.1 million foreign tourists have visited Uzbekistan as per the statistics provided by the Statistics Agency of Uzbekistan.
The electronic newspaper “Alharir.info” of Saudi Arabia also published an article dedicated to Uzbekistan’s tourism under the title “Uzbekistan was visited by 3.1 million foreign tourists in January – June 2023”.
According to the Statistics Agency of Uzbekistan, more than 3.1 million foreign tourists visited Uzbekistan from January through June of the current year.
It is emphasized that the number of foreign tourists traveling to Uzbekistan in the first half of 2023 has increased by almost 1.9 million people compared to the same period in 2022.
It is reported that citizens of Central Asian neighboring countries, such as Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan visited Uzbekistan most of all. Travelers from Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, India, South Korea, China and Germany are amongst the next category who have taken a trip to Uzbekistan during January – June 2023.
The growing figures in the number of foreigners visiting Uzbekistan talk about the positive results of the international cooperation between Uzbekistan and the world in the fields of tourism, business, economy, diplomacy and media, as well as other spheres.
The measures to make our country more attractive and well-recognized among foreign audiences by promoting its tourism and cultural heritage of Uzbekistan, strengthening cooperation in various fields with neighboring and other countries, and easing travel to Uzbekistan by offering visa-free entry and e-visa system, have definitely been working positively for increasing interest in our country.
We would like to remind our readers that Uzbekistan has been imposing visa-free entry step-by-step to many countries of the world, the number of which has now reached 93. This is a part of measures by the Uzbek government with the aim of increasing the number of foreign travelers from all over the world visiting Uzbekistan for tourism and business purposes.
Today, Uzbekistan welcomes the citizens of 93 countries of the world on a visa-free basis to its historical and cultural sites, such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz, Khiva and others, whereas over 50 countries can visit Uzbekistan with an electronic visa / e-visa.
Traveling to Uzbekistan whether for business or tourism, will definitely make enjoy Uzbek hospitality, delicious Uzbek cuisine, and colorful bazaars offering a rich variety of the best fruits and dry fruits, all layered by the cultural heritage which can be sensed along the trip to Uzbekistan, no matter which part of the country you go.