On arrival in the Republic of Uzbekistan, tourists must fill in customs declaration forms (Form T6). They must be filled, even if you think you have nothing to declare.
Residents of the neighboring countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan) are allowed free imports of consumer goods if the goods are for personal use and their total cost does not exceed the equivalent of 50 $ USA. Residents of all other countries are allowed free imports of consumer goods if the goods are for personal use, and their total cost does not exceed the equivalent of 1000 $ USA.
Import of foreign currency:
Import of foreign currency on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan is allowed to everybody if it is declared in written form. Foreign cash up to $ 5,000 or its equivalent in other foreign currency is passed to the Republic of Uzbekistan with the obligatory filling of customs declaration, and foreign currency in cash in excess of the equivalent of 5000 $ USA is passed by the customs authorities in the republic with the issue of identity form TS-28.
Duty-free items available:
The following items may be imported into Uzbekistan passengers aged from 18 years and older, without being subject to customs duties at the reception:
Allowed to import:
- Goods for their own use, cost no more than $ 1,000;
- Foreign currency in unlimited quantities, with a mandatory written declaration to the customs declaration;
- Alcoholic beverages in a volume of 2 liters;
- Tobacco products in the amount of 10 packs;
- Jewelry articles at 5 but not more than 30 grams;
- In the volume of drugs prescribed and the prescribing physician.
Note: All valuable items such as jewelry, cameras, and computers must be declared on arrival.
Prohibited to import:
Firearms, ammunition, drugs, photographic or printed materials containing information undermining the constitutional order of the state and inciting ethnic and religious hatred, animals (except where special permission).
Prohibited to export:
Antiquities in excess of 100 years of age, and those that are of special cultural value (unless specifically authorized). Some works of art are prohibited for export in general, including and precious metals and stones and fur. To be sure, buying art, you should ask for the check to the seller of special pieces of art. The issue of export of most antiques subject to clarification of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and only after the permission to export. When purchasing items with more than 100 years of age, ask for a certificate, proof of age, as well as the actual cost.