Having a long history and the historical monuments with great architecture, Uzbekistan is a country that caught everyone's attention with its beauty. Many people often think that the Uzbekistan Travel Cost is high, but the trurth is, it is not that much expensive and depends upon the type of package and days one have chosen for his/her Uzbekistan Tours.
On Uzbekistan Tours, the bargaining is necessary while purchasing souvenirs or other goods in bazaars and paying for the taxi transportation, as they think that the visitors and tourists are not familiar with the cost. Bargaining can reduce the Uzbekistan Travel Cost by cutting the prices when travelling in taxi or purchasing goods at bazaar. But don't bargain to cut half of the demanded price.
Adding extra money in Uzbekistan Travel Cost can make the tour hassle-free and enjoyable. To get the money to buy the souvenirs or goods, tipping, and renting for other accommodation, ATMs are there in the cities of Uzbekistan.
For cash, go for Uzbekistan Local Currency, Som as tourists have to pay in Som from the reforms in September 2017. For the accommodation one has to pay in cash but only in local currency. So, if you have brought cash with you, you need to exchange with local currency. The good news is banks of the Uzbekistan in the cities giving US dollar cash in advance on a Visa or Master Card with a 3% commission rate.
To exchange money, there are official exchange chambers are available at airports and hotels. In National Bank of Uzbekistan and private banks, you can exchange currencies into Uzbek Som. There is no need to go to the black market to exchange currency as the exchange rates only matter.
1 USD is equivalent to 10152.8 UZS for United States of America
1 CAD is equivalent to 7462.55 UZS for Canada
1 AUD is equivalent to 6940.45 UZS for Australia
1 EUR is equivalent to 11351.8 UZS for Euro Zone
Include the money for tipping in Uzbekistan Travel Cost. The restaurants charge 10% or 15% for the service charge or tips. As the guides often expect money as tips after the journey, it's better to give them tips which can motivate them, to do something extraordinary for you.
The black market in Uzbekistan before 2017, which was offering 50% more som than the value of US dollar in local currency, had only demand because of the low foreign rate fixed by the government.
During the financial reform in September 2017, when the deregulation of currency leads to the reduction of half of its value, the black market collapsed overnight. But the return of the black market might be possible as Uzbeks couldn’t freely convert US dollars to som.
The ATM machines available in the cities of Uzbekitan accept the foreign cards. But the withdrawal of money depends upon the amount of official currency you have in your account. To withdraw money in som, Visa cash machine are there whereas Mastercard cash machines are available for the US$. Don’t withdraw money in Sunday as the ATMs do not work properly in Sunday in Uzbekistan.
Included in Uzbekistan Travel Faq's by most of the new comers, where the exchange of currency is easier in Uzbekistan? To exchange the money with Uzbekistan local currency, there are exchange booth or chambera are avilable at the airport, hotels, and restaurants. The visitors can go to public and private banks to exchange currency.
Use of credit cards is possible but in high-end hotels and restaurants in Tashkent and also helpful as the visitor can get advance cashes on his/her card. VISA cards are widely acceptable where as using Master card can be an issue to get the money.
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There is nothing as per law in Uzbek that a woman must wear, so you can bring your clothes that you love to wear. However, the country has its own culture and we believe you won’t like to offend it. So, we recommend packing some light shirts, t-shirts, jeans and long-sleeved dresses covering knees. You need to wear a scarf or something that covers your head while entering a mosque. You can pack some swim-dress to wear near your pool at your hotel.
Well, it’s really up to you. Bring as much as you want to spend in Uzbekistan. The country is not much expensive but most for paying most of the things you will need cash. Cards are not much accepted here. You can exchange your money at the airport or in any hotel or banks of Uzbekistan (both in private & govt. bank). Keep in mind that you need to pay tips in restaurants and to porters (not mandatory, but expected as it’s almost a custom to tip).
No, drinking tap water isn’t considered safe in Uzbekistan. We highly recommend using bottled water while you are in Uzbekistan. Also, make sure to eat clean and well-cooked food. If you are visiting Uzbek inn hot time make sure to keep big water bottles as you will feel thirsty due to the hot climate especially in the day time.
Well, the answer is No. Uzbekistan is not only a magical country with a rich history and spectacular natural beauty but also a very friendly country to visit. If you are afraid of if it is safe, then let us tell you even the country is safe for solo woman travelers. Uzbek people are warm and friendly. They will easily welcome you as their guest. Choose a reliable tour operator and explore the best of the country without any fear.
Of course, you can avail alcohol in Uzbekistan. It is kind of part of their life. Alcohol is taken by many Uzbek people especially, the Russians. Soviet people introduced Vodka and other alcoholic drinks that are now a part of their life. However, some very strict Muslims don’t prefer drinking. However, it is allowed and legal in the country.
Uzbekistan is famous for its ancient cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez, and Tashkent that are explained in many historical stories. These places have some stunning old Islamic architecture buildings that make it famous. As well, the natural beauty, mountains, and rich history of the country usually fascinate its travelers.
Uzbek people eat many types of food in their daily life. The dishes of Uzbekistan are delicious. Mostly they eat and drink soups, meat dishes, floury dishes, bread, milk, and oriental sweets. They share their culinary style mostly with Turkic people. Mostly they have a whole meal in one pot. You can try some local cuisine during your visit to Uzbekistan like; Plov, Shashlik, Lagman Soup, Shurpa, Dimlama, Chuchvara, Samsa, and more.
While visiting to Uzbek you are recommended to have the following vaccination-
The country is best to visit at any time except the summer season (July & August). During these 2 months, the country is at its highest temperature that goes up to 40-degree Celsius. However, spring and autumn are a great time to visit Uzbek i.e. from April to May and September to early November. During this period the country remains dry with a clear sky and cool temp.
The tropical climate of the country is great for malaria mosquitoes; hence once malaria was the worst health threat in Uzbekistan. To protect people from falling ill in malaria the govt. of Uzbek has taken various steps and in 2010 the country became malaria-free. Now it has won the WHO certificate as a malaria-free country. Hence, you can stay stress-free about malaria.
In July 2018, Uzbekistan started an E-visa facility and there are 76 nationalists can apply for a visa online. You can go to the official E-visa site, and apply for your e-visa by filling a form online. The total cost is 20USD. It takes 2 to 3 working days for processing your visa and then you can get a confirmation in your mail. The payment you can do only in the working hours. If you are not from a country where you can go for e-visa, then you can go with the traditional way. You can book it from the embassy.
There are 21 countries that enjoy visa free entry to Uzbekistan. Here is the cost for Uzbekistan-
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa- US$60 to US$100 for most nationalities
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa - $160 for US nationalities
Additional entry cost- $10Per entry