Extension of visa-free period to 10 days for HKSAR passport holders to Uzbekistan


1st March 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has received notification from the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan) that the period of visa-free entry for HKSAR passport holders to Uzbekistan has been extended from up to seven days to 10 days with immediate effect. HKSAR passport holders may visit Uzbekistan visa-free for a stay of up to 10 days upon arrival with an air ticket to third countries or a return air ticket.
  An Immigration Department spokesman said, “Uzbekistan is along the Belt and Road. Under the Belt and Road Initiative, this visa-free arrangement will bring greater travel convenience to Hong Kong travellers after the epidemic and strengthen the tourism, cultural and economic ties between the two places.”
 As of today, 167 countries and territories have granted visa-free access or visa-on-arrival to HKSAR passport holders. 
 As the situation of COVID-19 around the world is evolving rapidly, the Red Outbound Travel Alert issued by the Government of the HKSAR on 17th March, 2020, is currently in force for all overseas countries/territories. Members of the public are strongly urged to avoid any non-essential travel outside Hong Kong. Currently, most countries/territories have also implemented different entry requirements and preventive measures against the pandemic. For details, please refer to the announcements of local governments.