Travel guide

Crossroads of civilizations.

Its blue mosaics escape no one’s notice. A sublime artistic heritage to be found in Samarkand and Boukahra. This country, which has seen the Silk Roads cross its path, retains a rich culture with diverse influences, at the crossroads of Christian, Buddhist and Muslim peoples.

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How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

You’ll hear Uzbek, part of the Turkic language family, as well as Russian, used between members of different communities.

Here are some essential words in Uzbek (see the Russia page for some Russian words):

  • Good morning / Good evening = Salom
  • How are you? = Qalaysiz?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Juda yaxshi, raxmat, sizchi?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Siz inglizcha/frantsuz gapirasizmi?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Men tushunaman / men tushunmayapman
  • Sorry = Prastitis
  • Goodbye = Xayr
  • Welcome = Xush kelibsiz
  • Thank you (very much) = (katta) rahmat
  • Excuse me/Please = Kechirasiz / iltimos
  • I am French = Men Fransiyalik
  • My name is… = Mening ismim…
  • No thanks = Yo’q rahmat
  • Yes/No = Ha / yo’q
  • You’re welcome / Please = Iltimos

Key figures

Area: 447 400 km²

32.39 million inhabitants (2017)

Good to know


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • DTPolio
  • MMR
  • anti-tuberculosis treatment

Depending on local travel conditions, vaccinations against typhoid fever and viral hepatitis A and B may be recommended.

Vaccination against rabies may also be advisable in certain cases, depending on the conditions and location of your stay.


For French nationals, no visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days, provided the passport is still valid for three months after the planned return date.

For stays of more than 30 days, a visa is required. For more information on the different types of visa available, please contact the Uzbek Embassy in Paris.