As part of Uzbekistan’s efforts to promote tourism in their country, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced exciting changes to their visa policy.
Changes To Visa Policy
As of February 10, 2018, 7 countries were granted visa-free access for up to 30 days in Uzbekistan. The list includes passport holders from Israel, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Turkey, and finally Singapore.
Additionally, 39 countries were provided a facilitated visa application process, including several EU member states, Asian and Middle Eastern countries, as well as Canada and the US. Citizens of these countries must no longer present a letter of invitation to receive a visa, which will now be issued within two working days.
Must-See Travel Destination
Uzbekistan is home to a charming blend of restored 12th century mosques and classical Russian architecture, as well as a fascinating history known for ancient rebellions and bloody conquests. As part of Central Asia’s most impressive cultural experiences along the Silk Road, Uzbekistan is truly a nation that embraces the beauty of its homeland and its people.
Competing for #1 Spot
On a side note, as Singapore adds a new nationality to its Visa-Free access list, it climbs back to the top of the Passport Index. Along with Germany and South Korea, Singapore holds a Visa-Free Score of 161, making them the world’s most powerful ranking passports!