Aussies will have an easier (and slightly cheaper) time when booking holidays to this country in Central Asia after leaders introduced e-visas AND select visa-free stays for Australian passport holders.

That country is… Uzbekistan!

Don’t shrug this off as click bait because as a Travel Agent you never know when a client will walk through the door asking to visit obscure destinations such as Central Asia’s Uzbekistan.

The e-visas went live on 15 July for citizens from 101 countries including Australia.

Aussies who apply online via the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affair’s new website – – will receive a single-entry 30-day visa. That’s a month of seeing early 1400s mausoleums, architecturally incredible buildings and ancient ruins.


According to The Visa Machine, e-visas are cheaper at only US$20 and simpler as previously Aussies were required to post their applications abroad.

Australians simply need to log onto the website above, click ‘apply for e-visa’, fill out the application and wait for approval. Authorities have advised travellers to allow a minimum of two working days for “consideration of applications”.


“This scheme will ease the hassle of getting into Uzbekistan for travellers of all nationalities.”

The Visa Machine 

Additionally, Uzbekistan is adding a five-day visa-free transit scheme for Australians who will be transiting via air through any of the country’s international airports. This allows Aussies to have a stopover in Uzbekistan for five days before using their ticket to continue travelling to a third country.

Click here to apply for an e-visa.


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