Uzbekistan Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Jan 08, 2002
U.S. citizens should evaluate carefully the implications for their security
and safety before deciding to travel to Uzbekistan. While the situation in
Uzbekistan is calm, ongoing events in the region warrant that all Americans
in or traveling through Uzbekistan take measures to ensure their security
and safety. The terrorist attacks in the United States and the proximity of
Uzbekistan to Afghanistan continue to raise concerns for the safety of
American citizens in Uzbekistan. Afghanistan is the site of ongoing
military operations against the remnants of the former Taliban regime and
the terrorist al-Qaida network.
On December 1, the Uzbek Government imposed travel restrictions on large
parts of the Surkhandarya Oblast bordering Afghanistan, including the border
city of Termez. Foreign citizens intending to travel to this region must
obtain a special permission card from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the
Ministry of Internal Affairs or Uzbek embassies and consulates abroad.
American citizens in Uzbekistan are strongly urged to register and obtain
updated security information at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent. Emergency
services to American citizens are available 24 hours a day. The Embassy is
located at 82 Chilanzarskaya St., Tashkent, Uzbekistan 700115. The
telephone number is 998-71-120-5450, the fax number is 998-71-120-6335.
For further general information regarding travel to Uzbekistan, U.S.
citizens should consult the Department of State's Consular Information Sheet
for Uzbekistan, available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov.