7 Jun 2022 16:18

All coronavirus-related restrictions lifted for tourists to Uzbekistan

TASHKENT. June 7 (Interfax) - All restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic will be lifted for tourists arriving in Uzbekistan from June 10, the Uzbek Tourism and Cultural Heritage Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The temporary restrictions related to Covid-19 will be lifted on June 10 for tourists arriving in Uzbekistan by plane, by train and through border checkpoints," the ministry press service said.

This is a decision of the Uzbek commission for coronavirus response, based on a decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases, a favorable epidemiological situation in the country, and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), it said.

"Therefore, the requirement that foreign tourists represent a negative PCR test for Covid-19, an express antigen test for Covid-19, or a vaccination certificate or passport will be scrapped," the press service said.

Only six cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Uzbekistan over the past day. The overall number of Covid-19 cases seen by Uzbekistan since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 239,141, including 237,349 recoveries. There have been no deaths from Covid-19 in Uzbekistan recently.

Seventy-seven percent of the Uzbek population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19.