The official language is Uzbek (80%), a Turkic language. Russian (14%) is spoken by a minority.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/08/2022 International Women’s Day

03/21/2022 Nowruz (Persian New Year)

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/01/2022 Ramazon Hayit (End of Ramadan)

05/09/2022 Memorial Day and Day of Honor

07/09/2022 Qurbon Hayit (Feast of Sacrifice)

09/01/2022 Independence Day

10/09/2022 Milad un Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad)

08.12.2022 Constitution Day


The dates given for Islamic holidays are calculated according to the lunar calendar and therefore shift from year to year.

During the fasting month of Ramadan, which precedes the feast day of Ramadan Khait, Muslims are forbidden to eat, drink or smoke from sunrise to sunset, which can lead to interruptions or deviations in the normal course of business (including reduced opening hours of shops and authorities) and therefore to Restrictions for travelers may come.

Many restaurants outside the hotels are closed during the day, and the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is restricted or e.g. T. even strictly forbidden, even for non-Muslim vacationers. In hotel complexes it must be taken into account that meals and drinks during Ramadan may only be taken in the hotel restaurant or in the room.

Travelers should expect increased sensitivity in religious matters as well as in respect of Islamic traditions.

Some disruptions may also occur during Ramadan Khait. This festival, like the Kurban Khait, is indefinite and can last from 2-10 days depending on the region.
Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Uzbekistan (persons aged 16 and over): 1000 cigarettes or 1 kg of tobacco products; 1.5L of alcoholic beverages and 2L of wine; perfume for personal use; Goods up to a total value of US$10,000 (no vehicles). Upon entry, a customs declaration must be filled out, which must be presented upon departure. More information is available from

Export Restrictions

Medicines for personal use should be declared upon import so that there is proof of this upon export. Otherwise, the imported medicines could be considered as drugs purchased in Uzbekistan upon exit, which can result in heavy fines and a temporary ban on leaving the country.

Prohibited Imports

Weapons, ammunition, drugs, propaganda material directed against Uzbekistan, fruits and vegetables.

Prohibited Exports

Items that are over 75 years old or of particular cultural value may not be exported. When buying, it is best to have a certificate of the age of the goods issued

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Pötzleinsdorferstrasse 49
+43 (0)1 315 39 94/95.

Mon-Fri 09.00-16.00. Consular Dept.: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan

(Also responsible for Switzerland.)

Consulate General with visa issuance in Frankfurt/M.

Perleberger Straße 62
+49 (0)30 394 09 80. Consular Dept.: +49 (0)30 39 40 98 24.

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00. Consular Dept.: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 09.00-12.00.


Business etiquette

Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Business contacts

Federal Association of German Industry (Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations)Breite Straße 29, D-10178 BerlinTel: (030) 20 28 14 52. Internet: www.ostausschuss.deWirtschaftskammer Österreich (Department for Eastern Europe) Stubenring 8-10, A-1010 ViennaTel: (01) 514 50. Internet: United Economic ChambersSonnenbergstrasse 48, CH-8032 ZurichTel: (043) 268 43 00. Internet: www.jointchambers.chMinistry for Foreign Trade RelationsUl. T. Sherchenko 75, 74077 TashkentTel: (071) 138 50 88.Tashkent International Business CentreGospitalmy Massiv 7, House no. 12, TashkentTel: (071) 133 27 07.



Autodial Long Distance Service.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800. Mobile phone companies are Uzdunrobita GSM, Daewoo-GSM, Coscom (Internet: and Uzmacom (Internet: The reception/transmission range covers all major towns and the entire province of Tashkent.


Main provider: Eastlink. Internet cafes are available in Tashkent.

Post office

According to, post to Western Europe takes between two weeks and two months. Stamped envelopes can be purchased at post offices. The address should be written on the envelope in the following order: country, zip code, city, street, house number and finally the name of the addressee. Post office opening hours: Sat-Thurs 09.00-18.00. The main post office in Tashkent is open until 7 p.m. Tourists can also use the post offices in the big Uzbekintour hotels.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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