Uzbekistan Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import by persons 16 years of age and older:
- 10 individual packs of tobacco products;
- 2 liters of beer;
- 2 liters of other alcoholic products;
- 2 bottles of perfume or eau de toilette;
- 5 items, weighing less than 30 grams of jewellery made of precious metals and precious stones;
- 0.5 kilograms of other jewellery;
- 2 kilograms of coffee; 0.5 kilograms of sturgeon caviar; 1 kilograms of caviar substitutes; 5 kilograms of chocolate; 10 kilograms of grain and cereal products; 5 kilograms of prepared fruit vegetables and nuts; 2 kilograms of mixed foods;
- reasonable quantity of other personal items and household items;
- goods up to USD 10 for personal use imported from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan;
- goods up to USD 1,000.- for personal use imported form other countries.

- photographs and printed matter directed against Uzbekistan;
- live animals (subject to special permit);
- military arms and ammunition;
- narcotics (opium, hashish, etc.).

Export regulations::

- firearms and ammunition;
- precious metals (gold, silver, etc.) and articles made thereof, except if such articles are personal effects of the passenger (e.g. personal jewelry) and declared upon arrival;
- articles containing precious stones and/or real pearls;
- antiquities and art objects (subject to duty and special permit from the Ministry of Culture);
- furs.


Cats, dogs and birds (except pigeons) must be accompanied by veterinarian health certificate with seal of local Board of Health issued not more than ten days prior to arrival. Pets are generally not permitted in hotels. Pigeons are prohibited.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Uzbekistan.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of the C.I.S.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Import allowed for residents:
- unlimited import of local currency (Uzbek Som-UZS);
- unlimited import of foreign currencies.

Import allowed for non-residents:
- unlimited import of local currency (Uzbek Som-UZS);
- unlimited import of foreign currencies. A declaration form has to be filled out upon arrival. Passengers carrying more than USD 1,000.- may be checked physically.

Currency Export regulations:

Export allowed for residents:
- unlimited local currency (Uzbek Som-UZS);
- foreign currencies up to the amount of USD 2,000.- or equivalent in freely convertible currency. Larger amounts can be exported with a special permit from the Central Bank.

Export allowed for non-residents:
- unlimited local currency (Uzbek Som-UZS);
- foreign currencies not exceeding amount declared upon arrival. Proof of lawful exchange into Uzbek Som is required from passengers spending more than USD 2,000.-. Passengers failing to submit this proof have to pay a fine of 30 percent of the amount imported.

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