Uzbekistan Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Uzbekistan Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Uzbekistan, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

If you are planning on making a big trip, why not visit Uzbekistan? Located in Central Asia, this country offers many touristic attractions such as the majestic Bibi Khanoum mosque, the necropolis “Shakh-i-Zinda” or the Mausoleum of Ismail Samani. Do not leave without a visit to the capital, the cultural center or the Fergana Valley. During your walkabouts, tempt yourself to some culinary delicacies such as Och, a delicious dish with rice, carrots, onions and mutton. Complete your trip with some hiking in the deserts and mountains.

A view of Uzbekistan’s necropolis: Shakh-i-Zinda

Recommended travel vaccinations for Uzbekistan

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Uzbekistan

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Uzbekistan


Medical Care in Uzbekistan

Medical care is limited in Uzbekistan, and there is an apparent shortage of medical supplies including disposable needles, antibiotics and anaesthetics. In the case of health problems in Uzbekistan, you can receive treatment from the Tashkent International Clinic which is available at any moment. In addition, the MDS-Servis Clinic is available.

Whilst drugs in pharmacies are imported, there is a definite shortage. Avoid using the ‘black market’ and bring an emergency pharmacy kit with you.

Public ambulance services are reached through dialling 103. Be aware that urgent cases require medical evacuation.

Is Uzbekistan Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism High risk
Road safety Poor road conditions outside of Tashkent
Public transportation Only use official taxis; Caution requried when travelling by train
Areas bordering Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Health Polio warning
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Uzbekistan?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Uzbekistan. The passport must be valid for the length of your stay.

If staying for more than 3 months, a medical certificate indicating a negative test for HIV is required.

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Embassy of Canada to Uzbekistan information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Uzbekistan (TASHKENT)
Street Address:
59A/50 Oybek Street,
Tashkent, 100015

Tel.: 998 (71) 252-1005
Fax: 998 (71) 252-1005

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Embassy to Russia (MOSCOW)
Street Address:
23 Starokonyushenny Pereulok,
Moscow, 119002, Russia

Tel.: 7 (495) 925-6000
Fax: 7 (495) 925-6025

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Russia.

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