October 2, 2017

Security and Safety in Uzbekistan

Questions have been raised about whether or not Uzbekistan is safe. With the several tours I have made to Uzbekistan, I can assure that Uzbekistan safety should not be doubted. Here are some aspects of Uzbekistan safety.

Crime

There have been infrequent episodes of robbing and small crimes against foreign tourists. Police officers, or some of the time those putting on a show to be policemen, may try to force an on-the-spot fine. In case you are any uncertainty you ought to request an ID or pay fines at the closest police headquarters. Keep valuable assets away from anyone’s ability to see and maintain a strategic distance from dark or remote areas. Stay away from the display of riches, particularly in rural sides. Abstain from strolling alone during the evening.

There have been reports of assaults on establishments, including eateries. The culprits don’t recognize themselves and bear no noticeable methods for identification. Non-natives have not been a constant target, but rather the utilization of brutality against visitors in restaurants and staff has been witnessed and reported. In case you accidentally find yourself in such a circumstance, do not panic, follow any directive given and leave the place when allowed and safe to do as such.

Border regions

The situation of security in the regions bordering Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is not stable. There have been periodic episodes of armed clash that involved gunfire. Landmines are likewise located on the Afghanistan border. Land border intersections are frequently shut at short notification.

Terrorism

Attacks of terror have happened in the past in Uzbekistan. Tourists are encouraged to be security cognizant out in the open places and places frequented by non-natives, look at the media for info about dangers to security and take after any advice and guidelines issued by the authorities.

Civil unrest

There is a high probability of civil unrest all through Uzbekistan but especially in the Ferghana Valley and Andijan. Tourists are encouraged to keep away from all rallies, demonstrations, and protests in Uzbekistan as they can potentially become violent.

General travel guidance

Police frequently solicit to see confirmation of identity. It is highly recommended that you always carry a photocopy of your passport and visa constantly. With these two documents, you will enjoy the adventures in this beautiful country without any bother from the local securities, and you will be able to encounter Uzbekistan safety first-hand. 

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