From July, 1 2020, the procedure of registration of foreign citizens and stateless persons who are in the country for a period of not more than 30 days is proposed to be abolished. This reformation is provided for in the draft Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On additional measures to improve the effectiveness of ongoing reforms in the tourism sector” developed by the State Committee for Tourism Development.

Starting July 1 of next year, it is planned to introduce a unified system of accounting for tourist tax and simplify its payment, including through national mobile payment applications and international payment systems. Control over the stay of foreigners in the country and the timeliness of their departure will be carried out by checking the payment of tourist tax.

All checkpoints should have to be equipped with points for currency exchange and payment of tourist tax.

Moreover, from January 1, the draft Decree proposes to equate the services of guides (guides-translators), guides and instructor-guides with the types of activities (services, works) that are granted with temporary labor certificates for self-employed citizens.

The project proposes to revise the tariff conditions for local and foreign airlines with the provision of equal (non-discriminatory) tariff conditions with respect to the use of aviation infrastructure and the prevention of additional payments.

In addition, until July 1, 2020, it is proposed to open duty free shops (Duty Free) on the basis of public-private partnership at all international airports in the country.