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Uzbekistan postponed abolishment of visas for tourists from 27 countries, initially planned for 1 April 2017, until 1 January 2021. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a corresponding decree on 22 December.

The document says the decision had been made in order to create the required conditions and guarantee safety of lives and health of foreign tourists and the country’s citizens.

Previous decree, dated 2 December, announced abolishment of visas for tourists arriving in the country for less than 30 days from 15 states: Australia Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland and Japan.

Additionally, visas should have been abolished for citizens aged 55 and up coming from 12 states: Belgium, Indonesia, China (within tourist groups),Malaysia, USA, France, Vietnam, Israel, Poland, Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic.

The decree notes that the proposal to postpone abolishment of visas had been prepared by the State Tourism Development Committee (former Uzbektourism national company), Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry, State Customs Committee and other structures.

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Uzbekistan has introduced visa-free travel for citizens from 27 countries.

Uzbekistan's President-elect Shavkat Mirziyaev signed a decree on December 6, according to which citizens of Australia, Austria, Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland, and Japan can enter the country without a visa for tourism purposes for up to 30 days.

The decree also states that citizens aged 55 or over from the United States, Belgium, France, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Israel can enter Uzbekistan without a visa for up to 30 days for tourism purposes.

Tourists from all 27 countries will have to pay a $50 entrance fee. The decree comes into force on April 1, 2017.

Mirziyaev was elected president of post-Soviet Central Asia's most populous country on December 4.

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For transportation of passengers since September, 5th, 2016 a fast train №60/59 "O'ZBEKISTON" link Tashkent-Andijan-Tashkent is appointed in daily basis.
      Running transit time constitutes 6 hours.
      Train departure from Tashkent at 08-05, arrival in Andijan at 14-05;
      Train departure from Andijan at 15-25, arrival in Tashkent at 21-25; 
      Along the road the train stops at stations PAP, Kokand and Margilan.

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News Agency Euronews spoke about the new series of "Postcards of Uzbekistan", where a journalist Seamus Kearney invites viewers to travel to the most beautiful places of Uzbekistan, to see the rich cultural heritage of the country and re-discover the ancient cities of the region.

Uzbekistan, located in the heart of Central Asia, on the border with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, is a country well known for its bright colors and architectural treasures.

The broadcast also includes stories about the traditions of Uzbekistan and some entertaining stories, the press service of NC "Uzbektourism" said.

Viewers will be able to see Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Tashkent.

The first six episodes are devoted to the historical and cultural monuments of Samarkand.

1. Madrasah Tilla-Kari. This 17th-century building is located in the Northern part of the Registan square. The audience will take a walk around the monument and see the decorative art on the walls and gilded dome.

2. Samarkand paper. The art of making Samarkand paper, considered the best in the world was revived recently. At a small workshop, you can hear the story of making this paper.

3. Shakhi Zinda. The journalist will show the most interesting places of this unique complex, which includes mausoleums and other sacred buildings dating back to the 9th and 14th centuries.

4. Siab Bazaar. This market is one of the oldest in Uzbekistan and is a typical part of everyday life of the local population. Production here includes local spices, vegetables, sweets and bread.

5. Tomb of the prophet Daniel. Many places declare as the burial place of the biblical prophet Daniel. Among them are the tomb outside of Samarkand. According to a legend, when Timur rode with his caravan, carrying the relics of St. Daniel in Samarkand, his famous horse stopped dead and refused to move on. And in the place where he stood, a stream started to run.

6. Bibi-Khanym Mosque. This is one of the largest mosques in the Islamic world, built in the 15th century. Viewers will learn about the architectural features of the monument and the legends around him.

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