Uzbekistan temporarily closes border with Afghanistan
According to the Ministry of Health, Uzbekistan’s Anti-Coronavirus Commission has temporarily suspended the movement of citizens across the Uzbek-Afghan border, amid the aggravating epidemic situation in Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan has also suspended the issuance of tourist visas to citizens of Afghanistan and the acceptance of visa applications from travel companies.
The following categories of citizens and vehicles are allowed to pass through the checkpoint “Termez-avtoyul”:
- employees of diplomatic missions, consular offices and international organizations and members of their families;
- drivers carrying out international cargo transportation;
- citizens of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan returning home.
Persons entering Uzbekistan through the border checkpoint should have a negative coronavirus (Covid-19) test conducted at special clinics or laboratories operating at the checkpoint.
Foreign citizens with a positive test are prohibited from entering the territory of Uzbekistan