Lonely Planet on Uzbekistan
The international travel magazine Lonely Planet has published a series of articles about a trip to Uzbekistan.
Their British author is the editor of the North Asia edition Megan Eaves, who visited our country in September 2017 as part of a group of journalists under the project of the Uzbek diplomatic mission in London, Uzbekistan Airways and the company Maximum Exposure.
The first article is a video about impressions from a trip to Uzbekistan describing the main tourist ‘pearls’ - Bukhara and Samarkand, evenings in yurts in the Kyzylkum desert, as well as the amenities of using the Afrosiyob high-speed train.
Another piece is devoted to the recent decision to introduce a visa-free regime for seven countries and further steps in this direction. The article of the international magazine informs that from February 10, 2018, citizens of seven more countries will be able to visit Uzbekistan without a visa for up to 30 days. Worth noting that the list is made up of Israel, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Turkey. In addition, the requirements for obtaining visas were facilitated for citizens of 39 states, including several EU members, countries of Asia and the Middle East, as well as India, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. They will no longer have to file an invitation for a visa, and the embassies of Uzbekistan will issue it within two working days.
Lonely Planet also mentions about Tashkent’s plans to introduce a new system of electronic visas from July 2018 to further simplify this process. Travelers will be able to submit their documents via the internet, and visas will be issued at the airport upon arrival.