The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on international travel, in particular with respect to the closure of borders to foreign travellers. Yet it is important to remember that the trend has otherwise been one of liberalising and expanding visa waivers. One example is the visa-free travel right awarded to holders of Dominican passports by Uzbekistan.
On 13 August 2019, with Decree No. 5781, the President of Uzbekistan adopted new measures to develop Uzbekistan’s tourism, including the granting of visa-free travel rights to holders of Dominican passports. The decision was officially communicated by the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States to its Dominican counterpart on 9 September 2019.
Specifically, the visa-free travel regime:
- Came into force on 1 January 2020
- Applies to all Dominican passport holders, including ordinary, diplomatic, and service passports
- Applies to all visits of up to 30 days
- Applies to visits undertaken for any purpose, including tourism and business
- Applies to any person carrying a valid Dominican passport
What does this update mean for me?
Covid-19 restrictions currently remain in place, resulting in people generally not being able to make use of their visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel rights. However, the situation is expected to be temporary, and, as things normalise again, as a citizen of Dominica you will be able to visit Uzbekistan (as well as around 140 other destinations) without needing to apply for a visa beforehand.
How can I find out more?
If you wish to find out more about the countries and territories you can ordinarily travel to upon becoming a citizen of Dominica, please contact CS Global Partners.