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Uzbekistan canceled tests for tourists from Ukraine

From January 25, tourists arriving in Uzbekistan will no longer have to take rapid tests for coronavirus. The Republican Special Commission of Uzbekistan to Combat Coronavirus has canceled the rules introduced just ten days ago, Uzbekistan News reports.

From January 15, all arrivals were required to present a certificate of a negative PCR test passed no more than 48 hours in advance, as well as pay five dollars for express testing. At the country’s airports, the decision of the special commission led to queues and crowding. Passengers were outraged by the conditions of testing and its price.

Thus, from January 25, tourists will need only one PCR test to travel to Uzbekistan: the analysis must be done 48 hours before arrival.

According to the Service for Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare and Public Health, already on the first day of the introduction of re-testing at the airport, coronavirus was detected in 67 out of 3,801 passengers who arrived in the capital. At the same time, all those being tested had a certificate of a negative PCR test result with them. In total, 15,041 people entered the country through all checkpoints on January 15. COVID-19 was found in 151 of them, which is 1 percent of all arrivals in Uzbekistan.

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