Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan. 9
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has postponed abolition of visas for tourists from 27 countries from April 1, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2021.
The introduction of “green corridor” customs control for foreign tourists with the simplified procedure of going through passport and customs control, receiving baggage and transport services has been also postponed until January 2021.
It was previously reported that in early December 2016, Mirziyoyev adopted a decree “On measures to ensure the accelerated development of the tourism industry of Uzbekistan.”
The decree envisaged the abolition of visas starting from April 1, 2017 for tourists from 15 countries and as well as those older than 55 years coming from 12 countries, who enter Uzbekistan for a period of no more than 30 days.
It was expected that visas would be abolished for tourists from Australia, Austria, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Republic of (South) Korea, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland and Japan, as well as for citizens of Belgium, Indonesia, China (as part of tourist groups), Malaysia, the US, France, Vietnam, Israel, Poland, Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic, who reached the age of 55 years and arrive in Uzbekistan for tourist purposes for a period of no more than 30 days.