Uzbekistan Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever no
Typhoid & Polio Yes
cholera no
malaria 1 no
Eat Drink 2


Medical care in Uzbekistan is inadequate. Travelers are therefore also recommended to become a member of a rescue airline. We recommend taking a first-aid kit with common preparations (e.g. stomach/intestinal medicines and insect repellents). Taking out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance is strongly recommended. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] In 2018, Uzbekistan was declared malaria-free by the WHO. [2] Due to the risk of possible infections, careful drinking water and food hygiene must be ensured. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized before it is used for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice cubes, or it should be bought packaged. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is pasteurized and dairy products are safe to consume. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Pork, salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled.

Other risks

Nationwide, from April to October, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Skin-covering clothing and insect repellents offer protection. Russian tick-borne encephalitis (RSSE) is also transmitted by ticks from April to October. Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) should be considered for work or leisure activities with possible exposure to ticks in endemic areas. In case of tick infestation, consult a doctor if in doubt. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur nationwide. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Rabies occurs nationwide. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Vaccination is recommended for children, professional risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Vaccination is recommended for children, professional risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Health certificate

When applying for a visa or staying longer than three months, a negative HIV test (not older than three months) in English is required.



1 so’m = 100 tiyin. Currency abbreviation: UZS (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of 50,000, 10,000, 5,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 3 and 1 So’m, coins in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 25 , 10, 5 and 1 So’m and of 50, 20, 10, 5, 3 and 1 Tiyin. Coins exist with both Cyrillic and Latin coinage.

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are only increasingly accepted by hotels and shops in a few major cities and tourist areas. There are now a large number of ATMs where cash can be withdrawn with a credit card. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs in large cities in large international hotels. However, some of the ATMs are empty. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are not accepted in Uzbekistan.

Bank opening hours

Theoretically Mon-Fri 09.30-17.30, but deviations often occur.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import and export of the national currency is limited to a maximum value of 50 minimum wages required for subsistence. Higher amounts must be authorized by the Central Bank of Uzbekistan. Unlimited import of foreign currencies (for amounts with an equivalent value of more than US$ 10,000, however, the difference can be taxed at 1%), obligation to declare from an equivalent value of US$ 2000. The customs declaration must be completed in duplicate. Without an entry declaration slip, the export of foreign currency is not permitted, have entry slips stamped and kept safe. Export of foreign currencies up to the amount declared, minus the exchange amounts. If higher sums are to be executed,

Currency Exchange

Tourists and business people have to pay most bills in foreign currency. US dollars in particular, but also euros (in perfect condition) are the most widely accepted. All bills are paid in cash. Exchange on the black market is illegal and punishable by law. Banks and exchange offices in the larger hotels change at the official exchange rate.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
UZS лв 1 EUR = 3371.28 лв
1 CHF = 4014.80 лв
1 USD = 3237.50 лв

Uzbekistan Money