While preparing for a trip to Uzbekistan or to any of the Central Asian countries medical insurance, including emergency evacuation should be taken care of. The question of vaccinations is completely at one’s own discretion since Uzbekistan and other Republics of Central Asia require no vaccinations. The strictest attention must be paid to the local food and especially to the quality of tap water. The former has special ingredients such as local spices and a lot of grease while the latter has an unusual flavor and full of chlorine. Among the other distinctive features is the high risk of the sun heat thus precautionary measures must be taken while being under the sun. Medical kit: aspirin, paracetamol, Tylenol, diarrhea pills, dehydration powders, iodine tablets, antiseptic cream/wipes;plasters, skin moisturizers.
As with the other Central Asian countries, Uzbekistan runs on 220 volt, 50 A with round 2 pin continental plugs.
TIME DIFFERENCE: Uzbekistan is +5 hours ahead GMT all year round.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: Travel is the most pleasant brief spring that dusts the desert with floral colour until mid June and from mid August to mid November, when tree-lined streets shine in a autumnal glory.
CLOTHING NEEDED IN THE COUNTRY:
Light-coloured cotton clothes are the best for summer time. Trousers, long skirts and long sleeved shirts of conservative type prevent sunburnt and respect Muslim sensibilities though in the city centres not many people pay attention this question but it is a must to cover flesh when visiting any holy site. In the cities open sandals and plimsolls are good for walking while shoes and sneakers are best for exploring ancient sites and monuments. In colder weather jackets or light sweaters are good in the evenings and in desert be ready for nightly temperature drops.
MONEY: Uzbekistan’s monetary unit-sum. US dollars and other hard currencies may be exchanged for sums in any branch of the National Bank of Uzbekistan as well as traveller’s cheques and credit cards. At the same time paying by credit cards is becoming widely spread in the big stores, hotels etc.