Uzbek law mandates that visitors carry a medical certificate attesting that they are not infected with HIV.
Requirement is sporadically enforced.
HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Uzbekistan
Our information is contradictory
According to the existing legal regulations, foreign nationals entering Uzbekistan are required to present an HIV test certificate if they intend to stay for more than 3 months. The testing is performed at the airport on entry. At the overland entry points, controls are performed in isolated cases only. However, it can not be excluded that persons staying in the country must present these documents.
All foreigners will be expelled immediately if an HIV infection or an AIDS-related illness is diagnosed. The reason given by the Foreign Office of Uzbekistan is the fact that there is only one clinic specialised in HIV/AIDS in Uzbekistan and moreover this facility lacks the experience, medication and equipment to treat foreign nationals.
From our daily work, we have no information about cases of people being rejected at the border or having their stay terminated due to a diagnosed HIV infection.
Law on prophylaxis of disease, evoked by Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Excerpt:
People infected with HIV have to be monitored.
According to the legal situation, foreigners or stateless people with a diagnosed HIV infection with residence in Uzbekistan can be expelled.
Art. 12 (Entry regulations):
Embassies and consulates of the Republic Uzbekistan will grant visas only on presentation of a certificate stating the absence of HIV infection as stipulated by the law.
Some HIV and AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of Uzbekistan. Uzbek law mandates that visitors carry a medical certificate attesting that they are seronegatives and that visitors staying more than 15 days need to be tested. However, this requirement is rarely enforced except in cases of long-term visitors on work permits. Please verify this information with the Embassy of Uzbekistan before you travel.
Canadians planning to travel or reside in Uzbekistan for longer than three months must provide a medical certificate indicating a negative test for infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). However, this requirement is not always strictly enforced.
HIV treatment information for Uzbekistan
The quality of health services in Uzbekistan does not meet European standards.
Foreigners in emergency situations can contact the following clinic:
- Tashkent International Medical Clinic
6, Minglar Street,
Phone: +99 871 254 5595, +99 871 120 6092
Fax: +99 871 120 6093
However, this clinic is not specialised in treating HIV/AIDS. People with health problems are advised not to travel to Uzbekistan. (Source: 1)
HIV information / HIV NGOs in Uzbekistan
No information available
Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan
The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.
Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at http://criminalisation.gnpplus.net/
Key HIV resources for Uzbekistan
- German Embassy, Tashkent, July 21, 2000
- German Embassy, Tashkent, February 15, 2008
- Embassy of Uzbekistan, Berlin, May 8, 2000
- U.S. Department of State, http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1057.html, consulted April 7, 2012
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada web site, www.voyage.gc.ca/dest/report-en.asp?country=311000 consulted July 27, 2008
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