Country Information (Specific):
- As of March 15, 2020, Uzbekistan announced that there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.
- Citizens of Uzbekistan residing in Wuhan city in China have been evacuated to Uzbekistan and placed under quarantine. After the completion of the quarantine all repatriated citizens were released due to lack of COVID-19 symptoms.
- The Government of Uzbekistan cancelled all public events because of the threat of COVID-19.
Exit and Entry Requirements and Quarantine Information:
The diplomatic community was notified March 6 by dip note of quarantine requirements which went into effect on March 1:
- Persons of any nationality who have been in China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Afghanistan or Japan during the last 14 days and who are returning in “organized groups” will be placed in official quarantine in MOH-operated facilities. “Organized groups,” appears to refer to the groups of overseas Uzbekistanis being repatriated by the Uzbek Government.
- Individual passengers who have visited any of the foregoing countries or any of the following countries during the past 14 days will be subject to home/hotel quarantine (self-quarantine): the United States, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.
- Passengers who have been in the following countries in the last 14 days are subject to home-based medical monitoring: Azerbaijan, UK, UAE, Thailand, and Malaysia. We understand that such persons are permitted to leave their home/hotel if asymptomatic.
- Finally, persons who in the past 14 days have been in any of the countries listed below will be monitored by telephone for 24 days: Bahrain, Kuwait, Armenia, Belarus, Oman, Pakistan, Georgia, Czech Republic, Iraq, Lebanon, Canada, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Denmark, Sweden.
- Visitors subject to self-quarantine must be kept in their place of residence (house, hotel, hostel, etc.) for up to 14 days, not be allowed to communicate with people other than family members, and not be allowed to visit public places.
- Uzbek authorities will examine travelers subject to home quarantine on the first day and last day of their quarantine, and conduct telephone monitoring on intervening days.
- Those traveling on diplomatic or official passports are not subject to quarantine requirements.
- Disciplinary sanctions will be imposed in the event of disciplinary violations by quarantined individuals.
- This complex framework is subject to change at any time.
- The universal telephone number for an ambulance in Uzbekistan is 103.
- Uzbekistan also established a single hotline for medical questions related to COVID-19. The number is 1003. The answers are in Russian and Uzbek languages.
- Government of Uzbekistan also established a single official Telegram channel for information on COVID-19 related measures. The channel can be found at https://t.me/koronavirusinfouz. Please note that using this channel will require you to download the Telegram application.
- Should any official Uzbek government online resources become available to the general public, this section will be updated.