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 – e-visa.gov.uz – will receive a single-entry 30-day visa. That’s a month of seeing early 1400s mausoleums, architecturally incredible buildings and ancient ruins.

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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”.

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“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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