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30 Sep, 2020
 
UZBEKISTAN CANCELS RESTRICTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL TOURISM
 
In connection with the opening of Uzbekistan’s borders, from 1 October all restrictions on international tourism are cancelled. Foreign tourists will be able to visit the country in groups.
 
Uzbekistan lifts restrictions related to the organization of international tourism, follows from the decision of the Special Republican Commission on COVID-19.
 
On the eve, it was announced that from October the 1st, the country will open its borders and lift the ban on entry and exit by air, rail and road transport in compliance with quarantine and sanitary and hygienic rules.
 
Tour operators, when organizing trips for groups (from 5 to 15 PAX with insurance, which covers the treatment of various diseases, including COVID-19), must provide groups' PCR test in advance. All tourists will be required to perform a PCR test no longer than 72 hours before arrival into the country and present the negative results to both the airline prior to flights, and customs upon landing. The PCR test must be in English or Russian.
 
Tourists with a negative PCR test result will not be obliged to undergo 14-day quarantine and tested for coronavirus when entering Uzbekistan.
 
"Foreign tourists must strictly observe all quarantine and sanitary and hygienic requirements established in Uzbekistan," the decision says. Tour operators are responsible for ensuring that these requirements are met.

Stay well and safe! 

ABC Silk Road Tourism Ltd.
 
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19 August, 2020

The world has changed since the beginning of the pandemic, with wide-ranging consequences that include new travel restrictions, health risks, and borders closing making it more challenging to go to places we once wanted to visit. So, the question that follows is this: Do we believe in the fast recovery of traveling? We do think that the spirit of adventure and exploration will revive, but a decision to book a trip has obviously grown more complicated. It will only become more perplexed in the days ahead.

Every traveler is different; what is crucial for us is that you make informed decisions that minimize the risk for you and your community. All of us observe that people have different approaches to handle the situation and how it is changing the world around us. And we understand that it may take time for group tourism to reach a pre-pandemic level. We think that pioneers will be the ones who travel individually or in small groups of friends or families. 

For such a sensitive category of travelers, we would like to offer a unique product.  In addition to the "post COVID travel protocol" that we have developed (for more details please visit http://abc-tourism.uz/post-covid19-protocol), we are working on a product putting safety first and exploiting social distancing wherever possible. We engage private homeowners whose properties satisfy the rigorous requirement to be a home away from home for FIT or a small group in every city of Uzbekistan. We consider delivering food from the best restaurant, dining outdoor, or indoor in private rooms. We develop itineraries to visit monuments and museums during less-crowded hours, extend the list of night visits, and many more.

Whatever decision people make about booking a trip now, it's important to remember that travel is also a state of mind, and that you don't necessarily have to go far away to feel far away. And no matter what we are doing right now, we shouldn't forget about the next big trip, because when the time comes, when the answers are clearer, and the future is brighter, travel will be what will help us to start moving forward again.

 
 Stay well and safe! 

ABC Silk Road Tourism Ltd.
 
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21 July, 2020
 
Dear colleagues, 
 
From the 1st of September 2020 Uzbekistan Airways is planning to resume regular fights between Italy and Uzbekistan. 

The flights will be operated once a week from Rome (FCO) and Milan (MXP) as follows:
-TUESDAY HY-258 FCO-TAS (20:45-05:45+1)
-TUESDAY HY-257 TAS-UGC-FCO (13:45-15:05; 16:15-19:15)

- FRIDAY HY-256 MXP-TAS (20:45-05:55+1)
- FRIDAY HY-257 TAS-UGC-MXP (13:35-14:55; 16:05-19:15)

According to this schedule the most suggested itinerary will be FCO/MXP - TAS - SKD - BHK - UGC - FCO/MXP.

Stay well and safe! 

ABC Silk Road Tourism Ltd.
 
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14 July, 2020
Dear colleagues, 
 
Turkish Airlines is planning to resume flights between Uzbekistan and Turkey in August. The air-carrier announced that at the same time it will open sky with Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, South Africa and UAE.
"We are happy to offer you the opportunity to travel, because we know how difficult it is to plan trips at this time". - says the company.

Stay well and safe! 

ABC Silk Road Tourism Ltd.
 
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23 June, 2020
Dear colleagues, 
 
Additional to the document about the system of sanitary and epidemiological safety "Uzbekistan. Safe travel guaranteed." our government introduced the following. In case of infection with coronavirus in Uzbekistan, a foreign tourist whose travel is organized by local tour operator will receive compensation of 3,000 USD.

It assures that Uzbekistan is tackling the issue of safe post-covid travels seriously. 
 
Stay well and safe! 

ABC Silk Road Tourism Ltd.
 

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17 June, 2020
 
Dear colleagues, 
 
From 18May Uzbekistan Airways and Railways companies started domestic operations strictly within the country. After about a month, on 15 June Uzbekistan Airways started to reopen its international flights as well. For the moment, destinations where the national air-carrier flies are divided into three zones, green, yellow and red and list of allowed passengers are regulated as follows:
 

► Diplomats and their families.
► Specialists of foreign companies and other organizations operating in the framework of investment projects.
► Persons coming for treatment.
► Persons with close relatives or seriously ill relatives abroad.
► Persons transported in transit at the request of diplomatic organizations.
► Foreigners permanently registered in Uzbekistan, permanently residing in Uzbekistan, as well as citizens of Uzbekistan permanently registered in a foreign state.
► To continue their studies and work for citizens of Uzbekistan.
 
Passengers from green zones can fly without any special regulations on sanitary control and isolation, these countries are Japan, South Korea, China, Israel. 
Passengers arriving from yellow zones should be placed in domestic quarantine upon arrival for 14 days so far, they are EU citizens, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. 
Red zone passengers after arrival will be accommodated in special quarantine places upon arrival for 14 days, they are UAE, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and other CIS countries. 

The government updates sanitary control measures and  list of zoned destinations every two weeks. We will keep you informed about them.
 
 Stay well and safe! 

ABC Silk Road Tourism Ltd. 

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10 June, 2020
 
Dear colleagues, 

After a 3-month quarantine, Uzbekistan, which had a low number of COVID-19 patients, is slowly opening up. This week public transportation started operating in most of the cities, non-essential businesses, non-essential construction, commercial buildings were allowed to open. Beginning June 15, restaurants, kindergartens, summer camps, hotels, gyms, and swimming pools will start operation with some limitations. 

We are planning to return to our office at the beginning of July to resume full operations. Until a proven vaccine is available, we will provide ALL our clients with masks, hand sanitizers, and gloves free of charge. All our guides, drivers, and vendors (hotel and restaurant staff) will be obligated to wear masks and gloves when interacting with customers. 

We, as a company, are proud that all our employees kept their jobs at the company, and despite isolation, we all feel united and ready for action. 

Stay well and safe! 

ABC Silk Road Tourism Ltd. 
 

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