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Airlines Updates

20.10.2020 Uzbekistan Airways in last week’s schedule update adjusted planned operation for the month of November 2020. As of 16OCT20, planned operation for the period of 25OCT20 – 30NOV20 as follows. Note the following does not include special flights between Uzbekistan and Russia.

Tashkent – Almaty 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Bishkek 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Dubai 4 weekly A320/757
Tashkent – Frankfurt 1 weekly 787
Tashkent – Istanbul 7 weekly 787
Tashkent – Minsk 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – New York JFK 787 operates every 2 weeks
Tashkent – Nukus 4 weekly A320
Tashkent – Seoul Incheon 1 weekly 787
Tashkent – Sharjah 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Sharm el Sheikh 4 charter flights scheduled with A320neo
Tashkent – Termez 2 weekly 757
Tashkent – Urgench 5 weekly A320

15.10.2020 Uzbekistan Airways recently filed provisional International operation for winter 2020/21 season, from 25OCT20 to 27MAR21. Planned operation as of 12OCT20 as follows. Due to current condition, further adjustment for November and December schedule is expected in the next few weeks, therefore certain routes listed below may not be resumed until 1Q21 at the earliest.

Samarkand – Istanbul 3 weekly A320
Tashkent – Almaty 3 weekly A320
Tashkent – Baku 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Bishkek 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Delhi 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Dubai 4 weekly A320 (5 weekly from 06DEC20)
Tashkent – Dushanbe 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Frankfurt 2 weekly 787
Tashkent – Istanbul 7 weekly 787
Tashkent – Kazan 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Krasnodar 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – London Heathrow eff 01DEC20 2 weekly 757
Tashkent – Minsk 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Moscow Vnukovo 7 weekly 767/787
Tashkent – New York JFK 1 weekly 787 (2 weekly 17DEC20 – 10JAN21)
Tashkent – Novosibirsk 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Nur-Sultan 1 weekly A320 (2 weekly from 07DEC20)
Tashkent – Riga 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Rostov-on-Don 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – St. Petersburg 2 weekly 767
Tashkent – Seoul Incheon 3 weekly 787
Tashkent – Sharjah eff 01DEC20 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Tbilisi eff 01DEC20 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Tel Aviv 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Vladivostok 1 weekly 757

Published on 13.10.2020
Uzbekistan Airways W20 Provisional International operation as of 12OCT20

07.10.2020 Uzbekistan Airways during the month of October 2020 schedules following regular service, based on schedule listing and the airline’s statement as of 05OCT20. Planned operation below covers the period of 01OCT20 – 24OCT20.

Tashkent – Almaty 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Bishkek 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Bukhara 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Dubai 2 weekly 787-8
Tashkent – Frankfurt 1 weekly A320neo
Tashkent – Istanbul 6 weekly 787-8
Tashkent – Minsk 2 weekly A320neo/767-300ER
Tashkent – New York JFK 1 weekly 787-8
Tashkent – Nukus 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Termez 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Urgench 6 weekly A320

The airline’s service to/from Russia is served on repatriation basis only.

Published on 01.10.2020
Uzbekistan Airways restores additional frequency to Istanbul in Oct 2020

Published on 28.09.2020
Uzbekistan Airways increases Bishkek service in Oct 2020

Published on 25.09.2020
Uzbekistan Airways restores Dubai frequencies from Oct 2020

08.09.2020 Uzbekistan Airways on Monday (07SEP20) announced service resumption on Tashkent – Tokyo Narita route. For the month of September, the airline schedules 1 round-trip flight on board Boeing 767, on 24-25SEP20.

HY527 TAS2205 – 0940+1NRT 763 24SEP20
HY528 NRT1105 – 1610TAS 763 25SEP20

07.09.2020 Uzbekistan Airways on Saturday (05SEP20) announced additional flight for Tashkent – New York JFK service. In addition to previously planned flight on 27SEP20, the airline will now also operate round-trip flight on 17SEP20.

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner operates this route.

HY101 TAS0645 – 1055JFK 787 17SEP20 / 27SEP20
HY102 JFK1255 – 0955+1TAS 787 17SEP20 / 27SEP20

02.09.2020 Uzbekistan Airways starting this week gradually resumes limited International operation. Based on the airline’s latest bulletin, planned operation (including domestic) for the month of September 2020 as follows. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation, as last minute adjustment remains likely.

Samarkand – Istanbul eff 21SEP20 2 weekly
Tashkent – Almaty 25SEP20
Tashkent – Dubai 2-3 weekly
Tashkent – Ekaterinburg Every 2 weeks
Tashkent – Frankfurt 1 weekly
Tashkent – Istanbul 4 weekly
Tashkent – Kazan 1 weekly
Tashkent – Minsk 1 weekly
Tashkent – Moscow Vnukovo 4 weekly
Tashkent – New York JFK 27SEP20
Tashkent – Novosibirsk 10SEP20, 17SEP20
Tashkent – Nukus 3 weekly
Tashkent – Rostov 23SEP20
Tashkent – St. Petersburg 2 weekly
Tashkent – Seoul Incheon 2 weekly
Tashkent – Termez 2 weekly
Tashkent – Urgench 3 weekly
Tashkent – Vladivostok Every 2 weeks

28.08.2020 Uzbekistan Airways in the last few days filed preliminary International operation for winter 2020/21 season, from 25OCT20 to 27MAR21. Planned operation as of 26AUG20 as follows.

Additional changes remain likely in the next few weeks.

Bukhara – Moscow Vnukovo 4 weekly A320
Fergana – Moscow Vnukovo 3 weekly 757
Namangan – Moscow Vnukovo 4 weekly 757
Namangan – St. Petersburg 1 weekly 757
Navoi – Moscow Vnukovo 1 weekly A320
Nukus – Moscow Vnukovo 1 weekly 757
Samarkand – Istanbul 3 weekly A320
Samarkand – Moscow Vnukovo 4 weekly A320/757
Tashkent – Almaty 1 daily A320
Tashkent – Baku 3 weekly A320
Tashkent – Beijing Capital 2 weekly 787
Tashkent – Bishkek 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Delhi 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Delhi – Amritsar – Tashkent 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Dubai 5 weekly A320/787
Tashkent – Dushanbe 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Frankfurt 2 weekly 787
Tashkent – Istanbul 2 daily 787
Tashkent – Kazan 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Krasnodar 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Kuala Lumpur 1 weekly 757 (767 17DEC20 – 14JAN21)
Tashkent – London Heathrow 2 weekly 757
Tashkent – Mineralnye Vody 1 weekly 757
Tashkent – Minsk 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Moscow Vnukovo 2 daily 767/787
Tashkent – New York JFK 1 weekly 787 (2 weekly 03DEC20 – 03JAN21)
Tashkent – Novosibirsk 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Nur-Sultan 3 weekly A320
Tashkent – Paris CDG 2 weekly A320neo
Tashkent – Riga 2 weekly A320neo
Tashkent – Rome 1 weekly 757
Tashkent – St. Petersburg 3 weekly A320/767
Tashkent – Seoul Incheon 4 weekly 787
Tashkent – Sharjah 2 weekly A320/320neo
Tashkent – Tbilisi 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Tel Aviv 3 weekly A320neo
Tashkent – Urumqi 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Vladivostok 1 weekly 757
Termez – Moscow Vnukovo 3 weekly 757

19.08.2020 Uzbekistan Airways yesterday (16AUG20) once again resumed domestic operation, initially operating 3 routes to/from Tashkent. The airline on 10JUL20 announced service suspension from 13JUL20 to 01AUG20, however this was extended until 15AUG20.

Planned operation from 16AUG20 as follows.

Tashkent – Nukus 3 weekly
Tashkent – Termez 2 weekly
Tashkent – Urgench 3 weekly

Published on 17.08.2020
Uzbekistan suspends all international flights till September 2020
Uzbekistan Airways resumes domestic service from mid-August 2020

`13.07.2020 Uzbekistan Airways has outlined preliminary International schedule for the month of August 2020, which sees the airline operates limited International flights. Preliminary update as of 10JUL20 as follows.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation.

Tashkent – Almaty eff 03AUG20 2 weekly A320
Tashkent – Baku eff 20AUG20 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Bishkek eff 17AUG20 1 weekly A320
Tashkent – Dubai eff 07AUG20 1 weekly A320neo
Tashkent – Istanbul eff 03AUG20 3 weekly A320
Tashkent – Moscow Vnukovo eff 01AUG20 1 daily A320
Tashkent – Seoul Incheon eff 05AUG20 1 weekly 787-9
Tashkent – Tbilisi eff 18AUG20 1 weekly A320
Published on 28.06.2020
Uzbekistan Airways July 2020 Domestic operations
Uzbekistan Airways during the month of July 2020 continues to operate domestic routes, as the airline continues to suspend International scheduled service. In July 2020, the airline’s regular operation includes the following.

Tashkent – Bukhara 3 weekly A320/767
Tashkent – Nukus 4 weekly A320
Tashkent – Termez 2 weekly 757
Tashkent – Urgench 4 weekly A320

For International route, schedule listing displays service resume on 01AUG20, but reservation is not available for travel until 24OCT20.

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Uzbekistan
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Uzbekistan.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Uzbekistan,
    • Employees of diplomatic missions and consular offices, including their family members,
    • Specialists of foreign companies and other organisations operating in Uzbekistan within the framework of investment projects,
    • Passengers travelling for medical treatment,
    • Passengers travelling to visit close relatives or seriously ill relatives,
    • Passengers in transit through Uzbekistan at the request of diplomatic missions and consular offices.
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Flight Restrictions

Published on 20.08.2020

Flights to Uzbekistan are suspended until 31 August 2020.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation at home- sibject to PCR

Passengers who take a PCR test on arrival and who test positive will be quarantined for 14 days at a state facility or a dedicated hotel at their own expense.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country

Passengers arriving from β€˜Yellow’ and β€˜Red’ categories of countries – including those transiting a Yellow or Red country en route from a Green country – must present a negative Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for coronavirus issued within 72 hours of arrival. Passengers who fail to provide a valid PCR test certificate for any reason or who show any coronavirus symptoms on arrival must undergo a PCR test at their own expense at the border crossing point. Passengers who take a PCR test on arrival and who test positive will be quarantined for 14 days at a state facility or a dedicated hotel at their own expense.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (prior to 2013)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2018)
Limited malaria risk due exclusively to P. vivax exists from June through October in some villages located in
the southern and eastern parts of the country bordering Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. No locallyacquired cases have been reported since 2011.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: A

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Full Restrictions

  • Uzbekistan Latest News: Uzbekistan will lift its 2nd lockdown starting from Saturday 15 August: people will be allowed to drive cars again and hold weddings for up to 30 guests at their homes. Hotels, barbers and outdoor cafes will reopen and air, rail traffic resume (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Uzbekistan from 1 October 2020: The Uzbekistan Special Republican Commission has made changes to entry requirements for visitors arriving by air, rail and road which will come into force on 1 October 2020. The Commission is monitoring the epidemiological situation in foreign countries, and has categorised them as Red, Yellow and Green. The UK is currently categorised as Red. This categorisation is subject to constant review and could change at short notice. Anyone arriving in Uzbekistan on a direct flight from countries categorised as green, and who have been in these countries for 14 days prior to travel, will not be required to quarantine or self-isolate. Passengers arriving from β€˜Yellow’ and β€˜Red’ categories of countries – including those transiting a Yellow or Red country en route from a Green country – must present a negative Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for coronavirus issued within 72 hours of arrival. Passengers who fail to provide a valid PCR test certificate for any reason or who show any coronavirus symptoms on arrival must undergo a PCR test at their own expense at the border crossing point. Passengers who take a PCR test on arrival and who test positive will be quarantined for 14 days at a state facility or a dedicated hotel at their own expense. Passengers arriving from β€œYellow” or β€œRed” category of countries with negative coronavirus PCR tests will have to undergo a mandatory 14 days self-isolation at the hotel or home.
    *Entry to Uzbekistan until 1 October 2020: Until 1 October, only certain categories of persons – regardless of the category of the country they are coming from – are permitted to enter and leave Uzbekistan (i.e. accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international organisations).Entry for tourism is prohibited. Business visits are only permitted for representatives of foreign companies and other organisations currently operating in Uzbekistan as part of an investment project. The above restrictions on categories of visitors will be lifted from 1 October 2020. The Uzbek authorities have extended the validity of extant visas until 1 November.
    *Transiting Uzbekistan: If you wish to transit Uzbekistan en route to another country, you will need to seek permission in advance through the British Embassy in Tashkent who will then need to submit a formal request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: All arrivals into Uzbekistan will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Any person showing symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties will be will be required to undergo a test for COVID-19 at a government facility and may be isolated at government facility (or approved hotel with medical and security controls in place) at their own cost.
    *Quarantine requirements: Eligible visitors arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Green (Japan, South Korea, China and Israel) or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival will not be subject to any mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period unless they display symptoms on arrival. Those arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Yellow or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory period of 14-days self-isolation on arrival. Travel from a country categorised as Red (UAE, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and other CIS countries and the USA) is only permitted for Uzbek Nationals repatriating from these countries. All arrivals from countries categorised as Red or who have been in one of these countries in the 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period in a government facility.
    *Data collection: No track and trace app is currently available. However, all visitors arriving into the country are registered by Uzbek Authorities. If arriving from a country categorised as Yellow it is mandatory to provide the address where they will self-isolate for the 14-day period.
    *Testing on departure: All persons departing Uzbekistan by air are required to undergo temperature checks. Anyone showing high temperature and/or other COVID-19 symptoms will be denied boarding. Depending on the destination country of the flight, the authorities of that country may also require other pre-boarding checks in addition to those conducted by the Uzbek authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights have resumed. Taxis operate to Tashkent International Airport. Domestic rail services resumed on 15 August. Public transportation resumed on 17 August in Tashkent, the capital. Citizens are required to wear a medical mask when entering the bus, otherwise passengers will not be allowed on the bus. Restrictive measures had previously been eased, with the country being divided into red, yellow and green zones with differing restrictions in each. However, following a second spike in infections, the entire country has been re-categorised as a β€˜Red Zone’. Use of private vehicles is permitted only between from 07:00 – 10:00 and from 17:00 – 20:00, and only for essential purposes such as going to/from work or buying food or medication. Permission is required for use of private vehicles outside of these hours, though private travel will be permitted in the case of medical emergencies. Care should be taken if using taxis as some operators might not be fully complying with COVID-19 hygiene measures. Inter-regional travel is prohibited other than for vehicles transporting agricultural produce and specifically authorised private vehicles. Exception made to travel from Tashkent to Tashkent region and vice versa for private vehicles only from 07:00-10:00 and from 17:00-20:00. Under measures introduced by the Uzbek authorities, anyone subject to quarantine or self-isolation who breaches such controls is liable to a minimum fine of 11 Million UZS or up to 10 years imprisonment.
    Hotels (other than those designated for use as quarantine locations), motels and guest houses are closed.
    Persons aged over 65 are banned from public spaces. Gatherings of more than three people in any public place are prohibited. Between 23:00 – 07:00 citizens are prohibited from any movement in public unless for medical reasons (this includes visits to pharmacies). Security force checkpoints are in place across the country. All shopping malls, clothing markets and larger shops have now been closed. You must wear a face mask while outside – you may be fined if you do not comply with this regulation. From 10 July, all cultural entertainments and other public events are prohibited as are weddings and other family ceremonies. Gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, markets and large stores are closed, as are private kindergartens and any other education establishment irrespective of their legal status.

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    25.09.2020
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan will lift its 2nd lockdown starting from Saturday 15 August: people will be allowed to drive cars again and hold weddings for up to 30 guests at their homes. Hotels, barbers and outdoor cafes will reopen and air, rail traffic resume (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The government has resumed international flights in September, but the number of routes is limited. Any resumption of scheduled international passenger flights takes into account the epidemiological situation in foreign countries, by also categorising them as Red, Yellow and Green. Only certain categories of persons – regardless of the category of the country they are coming from – are permitted to enter and leave Uzbekistan (i.e. accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international organisations).
    Entry for tourism is prohibited. Business visits are only permitted for representatives of foreign companies and other organisations currently operating in Uzbekistan as part of an investment project. The Uzbek authorities have extended the validity of extant visas until 1 November.
    All arrivals into Uzbekistan will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Any person showing symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties will be will be required to undergo a test for COVID-19 at a government facility and may be isolated at government facility (or approved hotel with medical and security controls in place) at their own cost.
    Eligible visitors arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Green (Japan, South Korea, China and Israel) or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival will not be subject to any mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period unless they display symptoms on arrival. Those arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Yellow (Member States of the European Union, Malaysia, Thailand , Singapore and the UK) or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory period of 14-days self-isolation on arrival. Travel from a country categorised as Red (UAE, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and other CIS countries and the USA) is only permitted for Uzbek Nationals repatriating from these countries. All arrivals from countries categorised as Red or who have been in one of these countries in the 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period in a government facility.
    No track and trace app is currently available. However, all visitors arriving into the country are registered by Uzbek Authorities. If arriving from a country categorised as Yellow it is mandatory to provide the address where they will self-isolate for the 14-day period.
    All persons departing Uzbekistan by air are required to undergo temperature checks. Anyone showing high temperature and/or other COVID-19 symptoms will be denied boarding. Depending on the destination country of the flight, the authorities of that country may also require other pre-boarding checks in addition to those conducted by the Uzbek authorities.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights have resumed. Taxis operate to Tashkent International Airport. Domestic rail services resumed on 15 August. Public transportation resumed on 17 August in Tashkent, the capital. Citizens are required to wear a medical mask when entering the bus, otherwise passengers will not be allowed on the bus. Restrictive measures had previously been eased, with the country being divided into red, yellow and green zones with differing restrictions in each. However, following a second spike in infections, the entire country has been re-categorised as a β€˜Red Zone’. Use of private vehicles is permitted only between from 07:00 – 10:00 and from 17:00 – 20:00, and only for essential purposes such as going to/from work or buying food or medication. Permission is required for use of private vehicles outside of these hours, though private travel will be permitted in the case of medical emergencies. Care should be taken if using taxis as some operators might not be fully complying with COVID-19 hygiene measures. Inter-regional travel is prohibited other than for vehicles transporting agricultural produce and specifically authorised private vehicles. Exception made to travel from Tashkent to Tashkent region and vice versa for private vehicles only from 07:00-10:00 and from 17:00-20:00. Under measures introduced by the Uzbek authorities, anyone subject to quarantine or self-isolation who breaches such controls is liable to a minimum fine of 11 Million UZS or up to 10 years imprisonment.
    Hotels (other than those designated for use as quarantine locations), motels and guest houses are closed.
    Persons aged over 65 are banned from public spaces. Gatherings of more than three people in any public place are prohibited. Between 23:00 – 07:00 citizens are prohibited from any movement in public unless for medical reasons (this includes visits to pharmacies). Security force checkpoints are in place across the country. All shopping malls, clothing markets and larger shops have now been closed. You must wear a face mask while outside – you may be fined if you do not comply with this regulation. From 10 July, all cultural entertainments and other public events are prohibited as are weddings and other family ceremonies. Gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, markets and large stores are closed, as are private kindergartens and any other education establishment irrespective of their legal status.

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    09.09.2020
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan will lift its 2nd lockdown starting from Saturday 15 August: people will be allowed to drive cars again and hold weddings for up to 30 guests at their homes. Hotels, barbers and outdoor cafes will reopen and air, rail traffic resume (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Scheduled international passenger flights to Uzbekistan have not yet resumed. Uzbekistan Airways has extended its suspension of all regular flights until 31 August. Any resumption of scheduled international passenger flights will take into account the epidemiological situation in foreign countries, by also categorising them as Red, Yellow and Green. Only certain categories of persons – regardless of the category of the country they are coming from – are permitted to enter and leave Uzbekistan (i.e. accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international organisations).
    Entry for tourism is prohibited. Business visits are only permitted for representatives of foreign companies and other organisations currently operating in Uzbekistan as part of an investment project. The Uzbek authorities have extended the validity of extant visas until 1 November.
    All arrivals into Uzbekistan will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Any person showing symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties will be will be required to undergo a test for COVID-19 at a government facility and may be isolated at government facility (or approved hotel with medical and security controls in place) at their own cost.
    Eligible visitors arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Green (Japan, South Korea, China and Israel) or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival will not be subject to any mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period unless they display symptoms on arrival. Those arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Yellow (Member States of the European Union, Malaysia, Thailand , Singapore and the UK) or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory period of 14-days self-isolation on arrival. Travel from a country categorised as Red (UAE, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and other CIS countries and the USA) is only permitted for Uzbek Nationals repatriating from these countries. All arrivals from countries categorised as Red or who have been in one of these countries in the 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period in a government facility.
    No track and trace app is currently available. However, all visitors arriving into the country are registered by Uzbek Authorities. If arriving from a country categorised as Yellow it is mandatory to provide the address where they will self-isolate for the 14-day period.
    All persons departing Uzbekistan by air are required to undergo temperature checks. Anyone showing high temperature and/or other COVID-19 symptoms will be denied boarding. Depending on the destination country of the flight, the authorities of that country may also require other pre-boarding checks in addition to those conducted by the Uzbek authorities.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Some domestic flights are operating. Taxis operate to Tashkent International Airport. Domestic rail services resumes on 15 August. Public transportation resumed on 17 August in Tashkent, the capital. Citizens are required to wear a medical mask when entering the bus, otherwise passengers will not be allowed on the bus. Restrictive measures had previously been eased, with the country being divided into red, yellow and green zones with differing restrictions in each. However, following a second spike in infections, the entire country has been re-categorised as a β€˜Red Zone’. Use of private vehicles is permitted only between from 07:00 – 10:00 and from 17:00 – 20:00, and only for essential purposes such as going to/from work or buying food or medication. Permission is required for use of private vehicles outside of these hours, though private travel will be permitted in the case of medical emergencies. Care should be taken if using taxis as some operators might not be fully complying with COVID-19 hygiene measures. Inter-regional travel is prohibited other than for vehicles transporting agricultural produce and specifically authorised private vehicles. Exception made to travel from Tashkent to Tashkent region and vice versa for private vehicles only from 07:00-10:00 and from 17:00-20:00. Under measures introduced by the Uzbek authorities, anyone subject to quarantine or self-isolation who breaches such controls is liable to a minimum fine of 11 Million UZS or up to 10 years imprisonment.
    Hotels (other than those designated for use as quarantine locations), motels and guest houses are closed.
    Persons aged over 65 are banned from public spaces. Gatherings of more than three people in any public place are prohibited. Between 23:00 – 07:00 citizens are prohibited from any movement in public unless for medical reasons (this includes visits to pharmacies). Security force checkpoints are in place across the country. All shopping malls, clothing markets and larger shops have now been closed. You must wear a face mask while outside – you may be fined if you do not comply with this regulation. From 10 July, all cultural entertainments and other public events are prohibited as are weddings and other family ceremonies. Gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, markets and large stores are closed, as are private kindergartens and any other education establishment irrespective of their legal status.

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    28.08.2020
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan will lift its 2nd lockdown starting from Saturday 15 August: people will be allowed to drive cars again and hold weddings for up to 30 guests at their homes. Hotels, barbers and outdoor cafes will reopen and air, rail traffic resume (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Scheduled international passenger flights to Uzbekistan have not yet resumed. Uzbekistan Airways has extended its suspension of all regular flights until 31 July. Any resumption of scheduled international passenger flights will take into account the epidemiological situation in foreign countries, by also categorising them as Red, Yellow and Green. Only certain categories of persons – regardless of the category of the country they are coming from – are permitted to enter and leave Uzbekistan (i.e. accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international organisations). Entry for tourism is prohibited. Business visits are only permitted for representatives of foreign companies and other organisations currently operating in Uzbekistan as part of an investment project. Individuals with close relatives in Uzbekistan are permitted entry, as are foreign nationals with permanent residence status in Uzbekistan.
    All arrivals into Uzbekistan will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Any person showing symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties will be will be required to undergo a test for COVID-19 at a government facility and may be isolated at government facility (or approved hotel with medical and security controls in place) at their own cost.
    Eligible visitors arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Green or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival will not be subject to any mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period unless they display symptoms on arrival. Those arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Yellow or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory period of 14-days self-isolation on arrival. Travel from a country categorised as Red (UAE, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and other CIS countries and the USA) is only permitted for Uzbek Nationals repatriating from these countries. All arrivals from countries categorised as Red or who have been in one of these countries in the 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period in a government facility. No track and trace app is currently available. However, all visitors arriving into the country are registered by Uzbek Authorities. If arriving from a country categorised as Yellow it is mandatory to provide the address where they will self-isolate for the 14-day period.
    All persons departing Uzbekistan by air are required to undergo temperature checks. Anyone showing high temperature and/or other COVID-19 symptoms will be denied boarding. Depending on the destination country of the flight, the authorities of that country may also require other pre-boarding checks in addition to those conducted by the Uzbek authorities.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Some domestic flights are operating. Taxis operate to Tashkent International Airport. Domestic rail services resumes on 15 August. Public transportation resumed on 17 August in Tashkent, the capital. Citizens are required to wear a medical mask when entering the bus, otherwise passengers will not be allowed on the bus. Restrictive measures had previously been eased, with the country being divided into red, yellow and green zones with differing restrictions in each. However, following a second spike in infections, the entire country has been re-categorised as a β€˜Red Zone’. Use of private vehicles is permitted only between from 07:00 – 10:00 and from 17:00 – 20:00, and only for essential purposes such as going to/from work or buying food or medication. Permission is required for use of private vehicles outside of these hours, though private travel will be permitted in the case of medical emergencies. Care should be taken if using taxis as some operators might not be fully complying with COVID-19 hygiene measures. Inter-regional travel is prohibited other than for vehicles transporting agricultural produce and specifically authorised private vehicles. Exception made to travel from Tashkent to Tashkent region and vice versa for private vehicles only from 07:00-10:00 and from 17:00-20:00. Under measures introduced by the Uzbek authorities, anyone subject to quarantine or self-isolation who breaches such controls is liable to a minimum fine of 11 Million UZS or up to 10 years imprisonment.
    Hotels (other than those designated for use as quarantine locations), motels and guest houses are closed.
    Persons aged over 65 are banned from public spaces. Gatherings of more than three people in any public place are prohibited. Between 23:00 – 07:00 citizens are prohibited from any movement in public unless for medical reasons (this includes visits to pharmacies). Security force checkpoints are in place across the country. All shopping malls, clothing markets and larger shops have now been closed. You must wear a face mask while outside – you may be fined if you do not comply with this regulation. From 10 July, all cultural entertainments and other public events are prohibited as are weddings and other family ceremonies. Gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, markets and large stores are closed, as are private kindergartens and any other education establishment irrespective of their legal status.

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    17.08.2020
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan will lift its 2nd lockdown starting from Saturday 15 August: people will be allowed to drive cars again and hold weddings for up to 30 guests at their homes. Hotels, barbers and outdoor cafes will reopen and air, rail traffic resume (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Scheduled international passenger flights to Uzbekistan have not yet resumed. Uzbekistan Airways has extended its suspension of all regular flights until 31 July. Any resumption of scheduled international passenger flights will take into account the epidemiological situation in foreign countries, by also categorising them as Red, Yellow and Green. Only certain categories of persons – regardless of the category of the country they are coming from – are permitted to enter and leave Uzbekistan (i.e. accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international organisations). Entry for tourism is prohibited. Business visits are only permitted for representatives of foreign companies and other organisations currently operating in Uzbekistan as part of an investment project. Individuals with close relatives in Uzbekistan are permitted entry, as are foreign nationals with permanent residence status in Uzbekistan.
    All arrivals into Uzbekistan will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Any person showing symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties will be will be required to undergo a test for COVID-19 at a government facility and may be isolated at government facility (or approved hotel with medical and security controls in place) at their own cost.
    Eligible visitors arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Green or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival will not be subject to any mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period unless they display symptoms on arrival. Those arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Yellow or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory period of 14-days self-isolation on arrival. Travel from a country categorised as Red (UAE, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and other CIS countries and the USA) is only permitted for Uzbek Nationals repatriating from these countries. All arrivals from countries categorised as Red or who have been in one of these countries in the 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period in a government facility. No track and trace app is currently available. However, all visitors arriving into the country are registered by Uzbek Authorities. If arriving from a country categorised as Yellow it is mandatory to provide the address where they will self-isolate for the 14-day period.
    All persons departing Uzbekistan by air are required to undergo temperature checks. Anyone showing high temperature and/or other COVID-19 symptoms will be denied boarding. Depending on the destination country of the flight, the authorities of that country may also require other pre-boarding checks in addition to those conducted by the Uzbek authorities.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Some domestic flights are operating. Public transport has been suspended until further notice however taxis will operate to Tashkent International Airport. Restrictive measures had previously been eased, with the country being divided into red, yellow and green zones with differing restrictions in each. However, following a second spike in infections, the entire country has been re-categorised as a β€˜Red Zone’. Use of private vehicles is permitted only between from 07:00 – 10:00 and from 17:00 – 20:00, and only for essential purposes such as going to/from work or buying food or medication. Permission is required for use of private vehicles outside of these hours, though private travel will be permitted in the case of medical emergencies. Care should be taken if using taxis as some operators might not be fully complying with COVID-19 hygiene measures. Inter-regional travel is prohibited other than for vehicles transporting agricultural produce and specifically authorised private vehicles. Exception made to travel from Tashkent to Tashkent region and vice versa for private vehicles only from 07:00-10:00 and from 17:00-20:00. Under measures introduced by the Uzbek authorities, anyone subject to quarantine or self-isolation who breaches such controls is liable to a minimum fine of 11 Million UZS or up to 10 years imprisonment.
    Hotels (other than those designated for use as quarantine locations), motels and guest houses are closed.
    Persons aged over 65 are banned from public spaces. Gatherings of more than three people in any public place are prohibited. Between 23:00 – 07:00 citizens are prohibited from any movement in public unless for medical reasons (this includes visits to pharmacies). Security force checkpoints are in place across the country. All shopping malls, clothing markets and larger shops have now been closed. You must wear a face mask while outside – you may be fined if you do not comply with this regulation. From 10 July, all cultural entertainments and other public events are prohibited as are weddings and other family ceremonies. Gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, markets and large stores are closed, as are private kindergartens and any other education establishment irrespective of their legal status.

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    12.08.2020
  • Uzbekistan Government to impose fresh lockdown restrictions 10 July-1 August (Reuters, 08.07.2020). Uzbekistan will reopen its borders to some air travellers from June 15 with quarantine procedures depending on their country of origin (Reuters, 14.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Scheduled international passenger flights to Uzbekistan have not yet resumed. Uzbekistan Airways has extended its suspension of all regular flights until 31 July. Any resumption of scheduled international passenger flights will take into account the epidemiological situation in foreign countries, by also categorising them as Red, Yellow and Green. Only certain categories of persons – regardless of the category of the country they are coming from – are permitted to enter and leave Uzbekistan (i.e. accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international organisations). Entry for tourism is prohibited. Business visits are only permitted for representatives of foreign companies and other organisations currently operating in Uzbekistan as part of an investment project. Individuals with close relatives in Uzbekistan are permitted entry, as are foreign nationals with permanent residence status in Uzbekistan.
    All arrivals into Uzbekistan will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Any person showing symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties will be will be required to undergo a test for COVID-19 at a government facility and may be isolated at government facility (or approved hotel with medical and security controls in place) at their own cost.
    Eligible visitors arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Green or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival will not be subject to any mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period unless they display symptoms on arrival. Those arriving in Uzbekistan from a country categorised as Yellow or who have been in one of these countries 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory period of 14-days self-isolation on arrival. Travel from a country categorised as Red (UAE, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and other CIS countries and the USA) is only permitted for Uzbek Nationals repatriating from these countries. All arrivals from countries categorised as Red or who have been in one of these countries in the 14 days prior to arrival are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period in a government facility. No track and trace app is currently available. However, all visitors arriving into the country are registered by Uzbek Authorities. If arriving from a country categorised as Yellow it is mandatory to provide the address where they will self-isolate for the 14-day period.
    All persons departing Uzbekistan by air are required to undergo temperature checks. Anyone showing high temperature and/or other COVID-19 symptoms will be denied boarding. Depending on the destination country of the flight, the authorities of that country may also require other pre-boarding checks in addition to those conducted by the Uzbek authorities.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Civilian airports are open but scheduled international passenger flights are not operating at the present time. Some domestic flights are operating. Public transport has been suspended until 1 August 2020 however taxis will operate to Tashkent International Airport. Restrictive measures had previously been eased, with the country being divided into red, yellow and green zones with differing restrictions in each. However, following a second spike in infections, the entire country has been re-categorised as a β€˜Red Zone’. Use of private vehicles is permitted only between from 07:00 – 10:00 and from 17:00 – 20:00, and only for essential purposes such as going to/from work or buying food or medication. Permission is required for use of private vehicles outside of these hours, though private travel will be permitted in the case of medical emergencies. Care should be taken if using taxis as some operators might not be fully complying with COVID-19 hygiene measures. Inter-regional travel is prohibited other than for vehicles transporting agricultural produce and specifically authorised private vehicles. Exception made to travel from Tashkent to Tashkent region and vice versa for private vehicles only from 07:00-10:00 and from 17:00-20:00. Under measures introduced by the Uzbek authorities, anyone subject to quarantine or self-isolation who breaches such controls is liable to a minimum fine of 11 Million UZS or up to 10 years imprisonment.
    Hotels (other than those designated for use as quarantine locations), motels and guest houses are closed.
    Persons aged over 65 are banned from public spaces. Gatherings of more than three people in any public place are prohibited. Between 23:00 – 07:00 citizens are prohibited from any movement in public unless for medical reasons (this includes visits to pharmacies). Security force checkpoints are in place across the country. All shopping malls, clothing markets and larger shops have now been closed. You must wear a face mask while outside – you may be fined if you do not comply with this regulation. From 10 July, all cultural entertainments and other public events are prohibited as are weddings and other family ceremonies. Gyms, swimming pools, restaurants, markets and large stores are closed, as are private kindergartens and any other education establishment irrespective of their legal status.

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    13.07.2020
  • Uzbekistan The Ministry of Transport is considering the possibility of relaunch of regular flights to: Turkey, Russia, UAE, South Korea, China and Kazakhstan in July-August.(AKI Press, 24.06.2020)

    Authorities extends COVID-19 quarantine until 1 August (AKI, 15.06.2020). Uzbekistan will reopen its borders to some air travellers from June 15 with quarantine procedures depending on their country of origin (Reuters, 14.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Uzbekistan will resume international flights starting from June 15 as per the decision of the Special Republican Anti-Coronavirus Commission. Flights shall be restored with countries where there is a stable sanitary and epidemiological situation.
    Entry and exit from Uzbekistan to these countries is allowed for: employees of embassies and consulates and members of their families; staff of foreign companies and other organizations working in Uzbekistan as part of investment projects; for treatment; persons with close relatives or seriously ill relatives abroad; persons traveling to other countries in transit through Uzbekistan, at the request of embassies and consulates of foreign countries; foreign citizens with residence in Uzbekistan; stateless persons; as well as citizens of Uzbekistan with registration in other countries. In addition, you can fly from Uzbekistan to other countries for study or work.
    Green flights: The category of countries with stable sanitary and epidemiological situation (Green flights) includes Japan, South Korea, China and Israel. If those arriving from these countries stayed there for 14 days, then upon arrival they will not be quarantined.
    Yellow flights: The category of countries where the incidence of COVID-19 is declining – the European Union, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore (Yellow flights). If those arriving from these countries stayed there for 14 days, then they will be quarantined at home (self-quarantine).
    Red flights: Other countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and other CIS countries (Red, Evacuation flights) are in the category of countries where the number of cases of coronavirus is not decreasing. Upon arrival, passengers will be quarantined by the Government of Uzbekistan for 14 days.
    Air tickets will not be sold to passengers if they arrive in transit from countries with a difficult sanitary and epidemiological situation or if they were less than 14 days in countries with a stable sanitary and epidemiological situation.
    Quarantine is applied based on location during the last 14 days, not citizenship.
    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.
    Disciplinary sanctions will be imposed in the event of disciplinary violations by quarantined individuals.
    This complex framework is subject to change at any time.
    Obligatory coronavirus infection test at the National Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours (5 full days) before departure and receiving a certificate of negative test result.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Government strengthens lockdown measures in Tashkent (Xinhua, 23.06.2020)
    Domestic air and rail services will be partially resumed from 18 May, subject to health measures. Round-trip flights between the capital Tashkent and cities of Nukus, Termez and Urgench will resume. Domestic train services connecting the capital Tashkent to cities including Navoi, Bukhara, Karshi and Andijan will also resume.
    The national quarantine is extended to 1 June while some restrictions on businesses have been gradually lifted based on the three levels of quarantine which have been applied regionally according to the number of COVID-19 cases. The three quarantine levels are defined as red, yellow and green. Each region has been assigned a quarantine level and movement restrictions have been applied according to the level assigned.
    The red level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed within the last 14 days. Andijan, Bukhara, Fergana, Karakalpakstan, Namangan, Samarkand, Sirdarya and Tashkent (excluding Tashkent city) regions have been designated as red zones. In these regions, existing quarantine measures remain in place, including internal movement restrictions mandating that all residents stay home, except for essential purposes or for work. Only essential and approved businesses are allowed to operate, including pharmacies, grocery shops, banks, dry cleaners and notaries. People are allowed to walk near their homes, provided they maintain social distancing and wear masks. Driving is allowed from 18 May with a permit sticker from 07.00 to 10.00 (local time) and from 17.00 to 20.00 for essential shopping or work. Intercity and inter-regional vehicular movement remains restricted, except for government employees and for those with permits. As of 15 May, sectors including handicraft, maintenance of agricultural machinery and electronic appliance, rent and lease, and accounting, auditing as well as tax consulting have been allowed to operate.
    The yellow level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have not been confirmed within the last 14 days, but where COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment. This category includes Tashkent, as well as Khorezm and Surkhandarya regions. The same movement restrictions under the red quarantine level apply. However, more businesses are allowed to reopen, including non-food stores, florists, jewellers, hotels, and hair and beauty salons. Taxis are permitted, along with bicycles and scooters. Starting from 15 May, businesses including real estate, advertising and marketing, private employment agencies have been able to resume. In the meantime, people have been allowed to visit parks from 09.00 to 20.00 in strict compliance with social distancing guidelines. People will be allowed to drive between 06.00 to 22.00 from 18 may.
    The green level applies to regions that have no confirmed COVID-19 cases or where all patients have recovered. Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Navoi regions have been designated as green zones. From 15 May, open-air stadiums and museums are allowed to reopen with a limited number of visitors. In addition to the activities allowed under the red and yellow quarantine levels, permits are not required to drive cars from 18 May.
    The country’s national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, will restart a limited number of domestic passenger flights from 18 May. Travellers will need to present a health certificate showing they have tested negative for COVID-19 before being allowed to board. In addition, passengers will be required to pass the coronavirus infection test at the Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours before departure.
    People who need to go outside for urgent matters are required to wear masks in public places, while gatherings of more than three people, with the exception of groups involving members of the same family, are banned. Visitors to supermarkets and other essential stores should be prepared to have their temperature taken; those with a temperature deemed abnormal will be denied access and advised to seek medical support. Individuals may also conduct trips to and from their workplace provided it is in an approved sector. Any perceived violations of the government restrictions will be subject to legal action.

    *****Airport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link [please copy/paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/371fdcbe3e84495e8dcd5d3d3bc0b354/uzbekistan-ncov-measures.pdf

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    26.06.2020
  • Uzbekistan The Ministry of Transport is considering the possibility of relaunch of regular flights to: Turkey, Russia, UAE, South Korea, China and Kazakhstan in July-August.(AKI Press, 24.06.2020)

    Authorities extends COVID-19 quarantine until 1 August (AKI, 15.06.2020). Uzbekistan will reopen its borders to some air travellers from June 15 with quarantine procedures depending on their country of origin (Reuters, 14.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until 30 June. All borders are indefinitely closed to people movement, with the exceptions of foreign nationals who wish to leave the country. People are required to wear masks in public places. Those who do not abide by the order will be fined; those who repeatedly violate the order will be subject to a triple-amount fine. All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until at least 30 June. In-country foreign nationals will be allowed to leave on specific flights, which occur sporadically. Members who choose to remain in the country should review their visas and consider the implications for potentially overstaying the expiration date.

    Obligatory coronavirus infection test at the National Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours (5 full days) before departure and receiving a certificate of negative test result.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Government strengthens lockdown measures in Tashkent (Xinhua, 23.06.2020)
    Domestic air and rail services will be partially resumed from 18 May, subject to health measures. Round-trip flights between the capital Tashkent and cities of Nukus, Termez and Urgench will resume. Domestic train services connecting the capital Tashkent to cities including Navoi, Bukhara, Karshi and Andijan will also resume.
    The national quarantine is extended to 1 June while some restrictions on businesses have been gradually lifted based on the three levels of quarantine which have been applied regionally according to the number of COVID-19 cases. The three quarantine levels are defined as red, yellow and green. Each region has been assigned a quarantine level and movement restrictions have been applied according to the level assigned.
    The red level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed within the last 14 days. Andijan, Bukhara, Fergana, Karakalpakstan, Namangan, Samarkand, Sirdarya and Tashkent (excluding Tashkent city) regions have been designated as red zones. In these regions, existing quarantine measures remain in place, including internal movement restrictions mandating that all residents stay home, except for essential purposes or for work. Only essential and approved businesses are allowed to operate, including pharmacies, grocery shops, banks, dry cleaners and notaries. People are allowed to walk near their homes, provided they maintain social distancing and wear masks. Driving is allowed from 18 May with a permit sticker from 07.00 to 10.00 (local time) and from 17.00 to 20.00 for essential shopping or work. Intercity and inter-regional vehicular movement remains restricted, except for government employees and for those with permits. As of 15 May, sectors including handicraft, maintenance of agricultural machinery and electronic appliance, rent and lease, and accounting, auditing as well as tax consulting have been allowed to operate.
    The yellow level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have not been confirmed within the last 14 days, but where COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment. This category includes Tashkent, as well as Khorezm and Surkhandarya regions. The same movement restrictions under the red quarantine level apply. However, more businesses are allowed to reopen, including non-food stores, florists, jewellers, hotels, and hair and beauty salons. Taxis are permitted, along with bicycles and scooters. Starting from 15 May, businesses including real estate, advertising and marketing, private employment agencies have been able to resume. In the meantime, people have been allowed to visit parks from 09.00 to 20.00 in strict compliance with social distancing guidelines. People will be allowed to drive between 06.00 to 22.00 from 18 may.
    The green level applies to regions that have no confirmed COVID-19 cases or where all patients have recovered. Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Navoi regions have been designated as green zones. From 15 May, open-air stadiums and museums are allowed to reopen with a limited number of visitors. In addition to the activities allowed under the red and yellow quarantine levels, permits are not required to drive cars from 18 May.
    The country’s national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, will restart a limited number of domestic passenger flights from 18 May. Travellers will need to present a health certificate showing they have tested negative for COVID-19 before being allowed to board. In addition, passengers will be required to pass the coronavirus infection test at the Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours before departure.
    People who need to go outside for urgent matters are required to wear masks in public places, while gatherings of more than three people, with the exception of groups involving members of the same family, are banned. Visitors to supermarkets and other essential stores should be prepared to have their temperature taken; those with a temperature deemed abnormal will be denied access and advised to seek medical support. Individuals may also conduct trips to and from their workplace provided it is in an approved sector. Any perceived violations of the government restrictions will be subject to legal action.

    *****Airport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link [please copy/paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/371fdcbe3e84495e8dcd5d3d3bc0b354/uzbekistan-ncov-measures.pdf

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    24.06.2020
  • Uzbekistan All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until 30 June.

    International restrictions:

    All borders are indefinitely closed to people movement, with the exceptions of foreign nationals who wish to leave the country. People are required to wear masks in public places. Those who do not abide by the order will be fined; those who repeatedly violate the order will be subject to a triple-amount fine. All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until at least 30 June. In-country foreign nationals will be allowed to leave on specific flights, which occur sporadically. Members who choose to remain in the country should review their visas and consider the implications for potentially overstaying the expiration date.

    Obligatory coronavirus infection test at the National Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours (5 full days) before departure and receiving a certificate of negative test result.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air and rail services will be partially resumed from 18 May, subject to health measures. Round-trip flights between the capital Tashkent and cities of Nukus, Termez and Urgench will resume. Domestic train services connecting the capital Tashkent to cities including Navoi, Bukhara, Karshi and Andijan will also resume.
    The national quarantine is extended to 1 June while some restrictions on businesses have been gradually lifted based on the three levels of quarantine which have been applied regionally according to the number of COVID-19 cases. The three quarantine levels are defined as red, yellow and green. Each region has been assigned a quarantine level and movement restrictions have been applied according to the level assigned.
    The red level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed within the last 14 days. Andijan, Bukhara, Fergana, Karakalpakstan, Namangan, Samarkand, Sirdarya and Tashkent (excluding Tashkent city) regions have been designated as red zones. In these regions, existing quarantine measures remain in place, including internal movement restrictions mandating that all residents stay home, except for essential purposes or for work. Only essential and approved businesses are allowed to operate, including pharmacies, grocery shops, banks, dry cleaners and notaries. People are allowed to walk near their homes, provided they maintain social distancing and wear masks. Driving is allowed from 18 May with a permit sticker from 07.00 to 10.00 (local time) and from 17.00 to 20.00 for essential shopping or work. Intercity and inter-regional vehicular movement remains restricted, except for government employees and for those with permits. As of 15 May, sectors including handicraft, maintenance of agricultural machinery and electronic appliance, rent and lease, and accounting, auditing as well as tax consulting have been allowed to operate.
    The yellow level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have not been confirmed within the last 14 days, but where COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment. This category includes Tashkent, as well as Khorezm and Surkhandarya regions. The same movement restrictions under the red quarantine level apply. However, more businesses are allowed to reopen, including non-food stores, florists, jewellers, hotels, and hair and beauty salons. Taxis are permitted, along with bicycles and scooters. Starting from 15 May, businesses including real estate, advertising and marketing, private employment agencies have been able to resume. In the meantime, people have been allowed to visit parks from 09.00 to 20.00 in strict compliance with social distancing guidelines. People will be allowed to drive between 06.00 to 22.00 from 18 may.
    The green level applies to regions that have no confirmed COVID-19 cases or where all patients have recovered. Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Navoi regions have been designated as green zones. From 15 May, open-air stadiums and museums are allowed to reopen with a limited number of visitors. In addition to the activities allowed under the red and yellow quarantine levels, permits are not required to drive cars from 18 May.
    The country’s national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, will restart a limited number of domestic passenger flights from 18 May. Travellers will need to present a health certificate showing they have tested negative for COVID-19 before being allowed to board. In addition, passengers will be required to pass the coronavirus infection test at the Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours before departure.
    People who need to go outside for urgent matters are required to wear masks in public places, while gatherings of more than three people, with the exception of groups involving members of the same family, are banned. Visitors to supermarkets and other essential stores should be prepared to have their temperature taken; those with a temperature deemed abnormal will be denied access and advised to seek medical support. Individuals may also conduct trips to and from their workplace provided it is in an approved sector. Any perceived violations of the government restrictions will be subject to legal action.

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link [please copy/paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/371fdcbe3e84495e8dcd5d3d3bc0b354/uzbekistan-ncov-measures.pdf

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    01.06.2020
  • Uzbekistan All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until 30 June.

    International restrictions:

    All borders are indefinitely closed to people movement, with the exceptions of foreign nationals who wish to leave the country. People are required to wear masks in public places. Those who do not abide by the order will be fined; those who repeatedly violate the order will be subject to a triple-amount fine. All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until at least 30 June. In-country foreign nationals will be allowed to leave on specific flights, which occur sporadically. Members who choose to remain in the country should review their visas and consider the implications for potentially overstaying the expiration date. Obligatory coronavirus infection test at the National Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours (5 full days) before departure and receiving a certificate of negative test result.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air and rail services will be partially resumed from 18 May, subject to health measures. Round-trip flights between the capital Tashkent and cities of Nukus, Termez and Urgench will resume. Domestic train services connecting the capital Tashkent to cities including Navoi, Bukhara, Karshi and Andijan will also resume. The national quarantine is extended to 1 June while some restrictions on businesses have been gradually lifted based on the three levels of quarantine which have been applied regionally according to the number of COVID-19 cases. The three quarantine levels are defined as red, yellow and green. Each region has been assigned a quarantine level and movement restrictions have been applied according to the level assigned. The red level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed within the last 14 days. Andijan, Bukhara, Fergana, Karakalpakstan, Namangan, Samarkand, Sirdarya and Tashkent (excluding Tashkent city) regions have been designated as red zones. In these regions, existing quarantine measures remain in place, including internal movement restrictions mandating that all residents stay home, except for essential purposes or for work. Only essential and approved businesses are allowed to operate, including pharmacies, grocery shops, banks, dry cleaners and notaries. People are allowed to walk near their homes, provided they maintain social distancing and wear masks. Driving is allowed from 18 May with a permit sticker from 07.00 to 10.00 (local time) and from 17.00 to 20.00 for essential shopping or work. Intercity and inter-regional vehicular movement remains restricted, except for government employees and for those with permits. As of 15 May, sectors including handicraft, maintenance of agricultural machinery and electronic appliance, rent and lease, and accounting, auditing as well as tax consulting have been allowed to operate. The yellow level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have not been confirmed within the last 14 days, but where COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment. This category includes Tashkent, as well as Khorezm and Surkhandarya regions. The same movement restrictions under the red quarantine level apply. However, more businesses are allowed to reopen, including non-food stores, florists, jewellers, hotels, and hair and beauty salons. Taxis are permitted, along with bicycles and scooters. Starting from 15 May, businesses including real estate, advertising and marketing, private employment agencies have been able to resume. In the meantime, people have been allowed to visit parks from 09.00 to 20.00 in strict compliance with social distancing guidelines. People will be allowed to drive between 06.00 to 22.00 from 18 may. The green level applies to regions that have no confirmed COVID-19 cases or where all patients have recovered. Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Navoi regions have been designated as green zones. From 15 May, open-air stadiums and museums are allowed to reopen with a limited number of visitors. In addition to the activities allowed under the red and yellow quarantine levels, permits are not required to drive cars from 18 May. The country’s national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, will restart a limited number of domestic passenger flights from 18 May. Travellers will need to present a health certificate showing they have tested negative for COVID-19 before being allowed to board. In addition, passengers will be required to pass the coronavirus infection test at the Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours before departure. People who need to go outside for urgent matters are required to wear masks in public places, while gatherings of more than three people, with the exception of groups involving members of the same family, are banned. Visitors to supermarkets and other essential stores should be prepared to have their temperature taken; those with a temperature deemed abnormal will be denied access and advised to seek medical support. Individuals may also conduct trips to and from their workplace provided it is in an approved sector. Any perceived violations of the government restrictions will be subject to legal action. Aiport/Airline requirements: IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link [please copy/paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/371fdcbe3e84495e8dcd5d3d3bc0b354/uzbekistan-ncov-measures.pdf

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    28.05.2020
  • Uzbekistan All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until 30 June.

    International restrictions:

    All borders are indefinitely closed to people movement, with the exceptions of foreign nationals who wish to leave the country. People are required to wear masks in public places. Those who do not abide by the order will be fined; those who repeatedly violate the order will be subject to a triple-amount fine. All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until at least 30 June. In-country foreign nationals will be allowed to leave on specific flights, which occur sporadically. Members who choose to remain in the country should review their visas and consider the implications for potentially overstaying the expiration date.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air and rail services will be partially resumed from 18 May, subject to health measures. Round-trip flights between the capital Tashkent and cities of Nukus, Termez and Urgench will resume. Domestic train services connecting the capital Tashkent to cities including Navoi, Bukhara, Karshi and Andijan will also resume. The national quarantine is extended to 1 June while some restrictions on businesses have been gradually lifted based on the three levels of quarantine which have been applied regionally according to the number of COVID-19 cases. The three quarantine levels are defined as red, yellow and green. Each region has been assigned a quarantine level and movement restrictions have been applied according to the level assigned. The red level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed within the last 14 days. Andijan, Bukhara, Fergana, Karakalpakstan, Namangan, Samarkand, Sirdarya and Tashkent (excluding Tashkent city) regions have been designated as red zones. In these regions, existing quarantine measures remain in place, including internal movement restrictions mandating that all residents stay home, except for essential purposes or for work. Only essential and approved businesses are allowed to operate, including pharmacies, grocery shops, banks, dry cleaners and notaries. People are allowed to walk near their homes, provided they maintain social distancing and wear masks. Driving is allowed from 18 May with a permit sticker from 07.00 to 10.00 (local time) and from 17.00 to 20.00 for essential shopping or work. Intercity and inter-regional vehicular movement remains restricted, except for government employees and for those with permits. As of 15 May, sectors including handicraft, maintenance of agricultural machinery and electronic appliance, rent and lease, and accounting, auditing as well as tax consulting have been allowed to operate. The yellow level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have not been confirmed within the last 14 days, but where COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment. This category includes Tashkent, as well as Khorezm and Surkhandarya regions. The same movement restrictions under the red quarantine level apply. However, more businesses are allowed to reopen, including non-food stores, florists, jewellers, hotels, and hair and beauty salons. Taxis are permitted, along with bicycles and scooters. Starting from 15 May, businesses including real estate, advertising and marketing, private employment agencies have been able to resume. In the meantime, people have been allowed to visit parks from 09.00 to 20.00 in strict compliance with social distancing guidelines. People will be allowed to drive between 06.00 to 22.00 from 18 may. The green level applies to regions that have no confirmed COVID-19 cases or where all patients have recovered. Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Navoi regions have been designated as green zones. From 15 May, open-air stadiums and museums are allowed to reopen with a limited number of visitors. In addition to the activities allowed under the red and yellow quarantine levels, permits are not required to drive cars from 18 May. The country’s national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, will restart a limited number of domestic passenger flights from 18 May. Travellers will need to present a health certificate showing they have tested negative for COVID-19 before being allowed to board. In addition, passengers will be required to pass the coronavirus infection test at the Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours before departure. People who need to go outside for urgent matters are required to wear masks in public places, while gatherings of more than three people, with the exception of groups involving members of the same family, are banned. Visitors to supermarkets and other essential stores should be prepared to have their temperature taken; those with a temperature deemed abnormal will be denied access and advised to seek medical support. Individuals may also conduct trips to and from their workplace provided it is in an approved sector. Any perceived violations of the government restrictions will be subject to legal action.

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    27.05.2020
  • Uzbekistan Authorities extends COVID-19 quarantine measures until 1 June; domestic air and rail link to be partially resumed from 18 May (China.org,15.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All borders are indefinitely closed to people movement, with the exceptions of foreign nationals who wish to leave the country. People are required to wear masks in public places. Those who do not abide by the order will be fined; those who repeatedly violate the order will be subject to a triple-amount fine. All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until at least 30 June. In-country foreign nationals will be allowed to leave on specific flights, which occur sporadically. Members who choose to remain in the country should review their visas and consider the implications for potentially overstaying the expiration date. Internal restrictions Domestic air and rail services will be partially resumed from 18 May, subject to health measures. Round-trip flights between the capital Tashkent and cities of Nukus, Termez and Urgench will resume. Domestic train services connecting the capital Tashkent to cities including Navoi, Bukhara, Karshi and Andijan will also resume. The national quarantine is extended to 1 June while some restrictions on businesses have been gradually lifted based on the three levels of quarantine which have been applied regionally according to the number of COVID-19 cases. The three quarantine levels are defined as red, yellow and green. Each region has been assigned a quarantine level and movement restrictions have been applied according to the level assigned. The red level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed within the last 14 days. Andijan, Bukhara, Fergana, Karakalpakstan, Namangan, Samarkand, Sirdarya and Tashkent (excluding Tashkent city) regions have been designated as red zones. In these regions, existing quarantine measures remain in place, including internal movement restrictions mandating that all residents stay home, except for essential purposes or for work. Only essential and approved businesses are allowed to operate, including pharmacies, grocery shops, banks, dry cleaners and notaries. People are allowed to walk near their homes, provided they maintain social distancing and wear masks. Driving is allowed from 18 May with a permit sticker from 07.00 to 10.00 (local time) and from 17.00 to 20.00 for essential shopping or work. Intercity and inter-regional vehicular movement remains restricted, except for government employees and for those with permits. As of 15 May, sectors including handicraft, maintenance of agricultural machinery and electronic appliance, rent and lease, and accounting, auditing as well as tax consulting have been allowed to operate. The yellow level applies to regions where COVID-19 cases have not been confirmed within the last 14 days, but where COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment. This category includes Tashkent, as well as Khorezm and Surkhandarya regions. The same movement restrictions under the red quarantine level apply. However, more businesses are allowed to reopen, including non-food stores, florists, jewellers, hotels, and hair and beauty salons. Taxis are permitted, along with bicycles and scooters. Starting from 15 May, businesses including real estate, advertising and marketing, private employment agencies have been able to resume. In the meantime, people have been allowed to visit parks from 09.00 to 20.00 in strict compliance with social distancing guidelines. People will be allowed to drive between 06.00 to 22.00 from 18 may. The green level applies to regions that have no confirmed COVID-19 cases or where all patients have recovered. Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Navoi regions have been designated as green zones. From 15 May, open-air stadiums and museums are allowed to reopen with a limited number of visitors. In addition to the activities allowed under the red and yellow quarantine levels, permits are not required to drive cars from 18 May. The country’s national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, will restart a limited number of domestic passenger flights from 18 May. Travellers will need to present a health certificate showing they have tested negative for COVID-19 before being allowed to board. In addition, passengers will be required to pass the coronavirus infection test at the Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours before departure. People who need to go outside for urgent matters are required to wear masks in public places, while gatherings of more than three people, with the exception of groups involving members of the same family, are banned. Visitors to supermarkets and other essential stores should be prepared to have their temperature taken; those with a temperature deemed abnormal will be denied access and advised to seek medical support. Individuals may also conduct trips to and from their workplace provided it is in an approved sector. Any perceived violations of the government restrictions will be subject to legal action.

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    18.05.2020
  • Uzbekistan Authorities extends COVID-19 quarantine measures until 1 June; domestic air and rail link to be partially resumed from 18 May (China.org,15.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All borders are indefinitely closed to people movement, with the exceptions of foreign nationals who wish to leave the country. People are required to wear masks in public places. Those who do not abide by the order will be fined; those who repeatedly violate the order will be subject to a triple-amount fine. All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until at least 30 June. In-country foreign nationals will be allowed to leave on specific flights, which occur sporadically. Members who choose to remain in the country should review their visas and consider the implications for potentially overstaying the expiration date. Internal restrictions The national quarantine is being eased and three levels of quarantine will be applied regionally according to the number of COVID-19 cases. The three quarantine levels are defined as red, yellow and green. Each region has been assigned a quarantine level and movement restrictions have been applied according to the level assigned. Red level is applied in regions where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed within the last 14 days. Andijan, Bukhara, Ferghana, Karakalpakstan, Namangan, Samarkand, Syrdarya and Tashkent regions have been defined as red. In these regions the existing quarantine measures will remain in place, including internal movement restrictions mandating all citizens to stay inside their homes except for essential purposes or for work. Only essential and approved businesses are allowed to operate, including pharmacies, grocery shops, banks, dry cleaners and notaries. People are allowed to walk near their homes, provided they maintain social distancing and wear masks. Driving is allowed with a permit sticker from 07:00 to 10:00 and 17:00 to 20:00 (all local time) for essential shopping or work. Intercity and inter-regional vehicular movement remains restricted, except for government employees and for those with permits. Yellow level is applied in regions where COVID-19 cases have not been confirmed within the last 14 days but where previously confirmed cases are present. Khorezm and Surkhandarya regions and the capital Tashkent have been classified as yellow. The same movement restrictions apply as under the red level. However, more businesses are allowed to open including non-food stores, florists, jewellers, hotels, hair salons and beauty salons. Taxis are permitted along with bicycles and scooters. Green level is applied in regions where no COVID-19 cases have been confirmed or where all patients have recovered. Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Navoi regions have been defined as green. In addition to the activities allowed under the red and yellow levels, in these regions parks are allowed to reopen and permits are not required to drive cars. The country’s national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, will restart a limited number of domestic passenger flights from 18 May. Travellers will need to present a health certificate showing they have tested negative for COVID-19 before being allowed to board. In addition, passengers will be required to pass the coronavirus infection test at the Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance no more than 120 hours before departure. People who need to go outside for urgent matters are required to wear masks in public places, while gatherings of more than three people, with the exception of groups involving members of the same family, are banned. Visitors to supermarkets and other essential stores should be prepared to have their temperature taken; those with a temperature deemed abnormal will be denied access and advised to seek medical support. Individuals may also conduct trips to and from their workplace provided it is in an approved sector. Any perceived violations of the government restrictions will be subject to legal action.

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    16.05.2020
  • Uzbekistan

    International restrictions:

    All borders have been indefinitely closed from 00:01 on March 23 to people movement, with the exceptions of foreign nationals who wish to leave the country.
    Starting from 23 March, people are required to wear masks in public places. Those who do not abide by the order will be fined, effective from 06.00, 25 March; those who repeatedly violate the order will be subject to a triple-amount fine.
    All airport operations and air traffic are suspended until at least 10 May. In-country foreign nationals will be allowed to leave on specific flights, which occur sporadically. Members who choose to remain in the country should review their visas and consider the implications for potentially overstaying the expiration date.

    Internal restrictions:

    Intercity and interregional vehicular movement has been restricted. Intracity movement in private vehicles remains prohibited without special permits in the capital Tashkent, Nukus (Karakalpakstan Autonomous Republic) and provincial capitals. The permits are only issued to certain categories of people, including diplomatic and emergency services personnel, and those working in the healthcare industry. All public transport in Tashkent has been suspended, while all employees of public and private entities and businesses, except for those in the food and medical sectors, must work remotely. Entrance and exit restrictions are also in place in the following cities: Andijan (Andijan province), Gulistan (Syrdarya province), Namangan (Namangan province), Nukus, Samarkand (Samarkand province), Surkhandarya province, including its capital Termez, Tashkent.
    Authorities have ordered all citizens to self-quarantine. People who need to go outside for urgent matters are required to wear masks in public places, while gatherings of more than three people, with the exception of groups involving members of the same family, are banned. Visitors to supermarkets and other essential stores should be prepared to have their temperature taken; those with a temperature deemed abnormal will be denied access and advised to seek medical support. Individuals may also conduct trips to and from their workplace provided it is in an approved sector. Any perceived violations of the government prescriptions will be subject to legal action.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source SITATA/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Ministry of Health/
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