Uzbek State Committee for Toursim Development has signed an agreement on cooperation in the tourism field with the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of Belarus.
According to the information provided by the Uzbek State Committee for Tourism Development, the current document was signed during 8th Meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Cooperation.
Both Uzbek and Belarus sides expressed their commitment for cooperation jointly in the development and promotion of tourism services, exchange of information and experience in the tourism sector, as well as organizing mutual info-tours, preparing and training high-quality tourism personnel. The sides also agreed collaborating on jointly designing and promoting various types of tourism in the countries, such as wellness tourism, ecotourism, gastronomy tourism, mountain tourism, cultural and archeological tourism, and agroutorusim, both in Uzbekistan and Belarus.
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.