Facts Uzbekistan

Facts Uzbekistan

Here you can read more about practical information in connection with travel to Uzbekistan. Visit printerhall for Uzbekistan Tour Plan.

  • Language: Uzbek
  • Capital: Tashkent
  • Residents: 29 mill.
  • Religion: Sunni Islam
  • Currency: Uzbek sum
  • Area447,400 km2

Worth knowing

On board the flight to Uzbekistan

Food and drink are served on the flight. Before it is time to land, the flight crews hand out an entry form to be submitted to the Uzbek authorities. It consists of the following:

  1. A) Entry-Permit Card (arrival form)
    B) Custom Card – (customs declaration)

All passengers must fill in forms A and B. The arrival form must be handed in at the passport control and the customs declaration must be handed in at the exit after you have picked up your luggage.

Transport in Uzbekistan

Bus
Buses in Uzbekistan do not have quite the same standard as they are used to in Europe. We have of course chosen the best possible category with air conditioning whenever possible.

Trains
On train journeys we travel in the best possible class. There is a big difference between different departures, but we strive to use the best connections. It is not always the same standard as in Sweden, but train travel is always an experience! In Uzbekistan, we also travel with Central Asia’s only high-speed train!

Flights
On our round trips in Uzbekistan, we often fly longer distances with domestic flights. Prior to such flights, the tour guide informs about the time of departure and what applies at check-in at the airport.

Luggage and luggage transport

We recommend bringing a suitcase of max. 20 kg, and a small bag / backpack as hand luggage. The suitcase must not be locked.

The days when we change hotels, we will be without the suitcases for a long time. This is partly because we use means of transport such as buses, planes and trains and will not have access to the suitcases for a long time. For air travel and train travel, we often drop off our luggage the night before departure so that a luggage bus can transport our luggage.

Time difference

The time difference between Sweden and Uzbekistan depends on whether Sweden has summer or winter time:

Summer time + 3 hours
Winter time + 4 hours

Price level

The money is long enough in Uzbekistan. When it comes to pocket money, we know from experience that you usually manage with about 60 kronor a day. If you want to buy extra drinks, postcards, stamps, snacks, you should expect about SEK 120-170 per day. If the trip does not have full board, you should expect about SEK 70-90 / person for a meal. If you want to buy souvenirs or something else, you need to bring extra money in addition to the above amount.

It is common to pay a small fee (SEK 5-25) for camera and video camera at the sights. The amount goes to maintenance. You will probably also come across photo opportunities in Uzbekistan where it is also expected that you give a smaller amount, SEK 2-3 per image.

Tip

In many hotels, restaurants and cafés, tips are often put at 10-14 percent in the usual bill. This is stated in the bill. If there are already tips on the bill, you do not need to postpone additional amounts.

In Uzbekistan, tips are a more organized phenomenon than we Swedes are used to, and you are expected to leave some tips to local guides and drivers during the trip. Expect to spend around SEK 30-45 per travel participant per day in tips. For the sake of safety, we would like to emphasize that it is of course highly voluntary to leave tips.

For cruises, other rules apply. See the travel program for your trip.

Electricity

Uzbekistan has 220 volts, and the sockets are usually identical to Swedish. To be on the safe side, you can bring an adapter set.

Telephone and internet

The international country code for Uzbekistan is +998. It can be expensive to make and receive phone calls, send text messages and use data traffic in Uzbekistan. Feel free to check coverage in prices in Uzbekistan with your mobile operator.

Most hotels have internet service for a fee. The Internet is becoming more common in the country. Internet cafes are popping up everywhere, but the speed is seldom as fast as here at home. From experience, however, we know that you do not have time to visit such places other than during your own time or after the end of the day program.

Hygiene and drinking water

Hotels and larger restaurants are of a modern / western standard. Out in the city and in the country, you can count on going to so-called pedal toilets, and that there is a lack of toilet paper. The standard of public toilets or in the countryside can thus be relatively primitive. Bring your own toilet paper, wet wipes and perhaps hand sanitizer (available at Swedish pharmacies, for example), so you will not be as dependent on access to water.

You should not drink tap water, but instead buy bottled water.

Facts Uzbekistan