Uzbekistan introduces visa-free regime for French citizens
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 6
Uzbekistan introduced a visa-free regime for French citizens, Uzbek media reported citing the presidential decree on the issue.
The visa-free regime is introduced in order to create favorable conditions for the development of international relations between Uzbekistan and France, promote cultural, scientific, educational exchange, improve the investment climate and positively influence the development of tourism potential.
The visa-free regime is valid for 30 days.
The number of French tourists visiting Uzbekistan is growing annually. In 2016 their number was 4,889 people, in 2017 - 5,748 people and in the first eight months of 2018 - 9,172 people, which is almost two times more than in the entire 2017.
Cooperation in the tourism sector between the relevant institutions of Uzbekistan and France is carried out on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding signed on November 2, 2011.
According to the memorandum, the parties support cooperation in promoting tourism in both countries, in expanding and strengthening close ties between the tourism companies of Uzbekistan and France. Training and improving the skills of personnel, as well as in attracting investment in tourism are also among the aims.