What you can and cannot take away when leaving Uzbekistan

Export of the following goods is prohibited from the territory of Uzbekistan:

  • Grain crops: corn, buckwheat, barley, oats, wheat.
  • Food products: cereals, poultry, tea.
  • Raw materials: fur, leather, astrakhan, silk cocoons.
  • Weapons: various military equipment, ammunition, spare parts, gunpowder and other explosives.
  • Precious and semi-precious stones, as well as rare metal alloys.
  • Goods of cultural and scientific value: paintings, sculptures, ceramic, porcelain and crystal products, leather and wood products, musical instruments, books, manuscripts, etc. (excluding souvenirs and products of modern artisans).
  • Rare species of animals and plants listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  • Cultural valuables more than 50 years old.

Export of the following goods is allowed from the territory of Uzbekistan:

  • Rice – up to 3 kg.
  • Bakery products - up to 5 kg.
  • Meat - up to 2 kg.
  • Sugar - up to 2 kg.
  • Vegetable oil - up to 2 kg.
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits (including grapes, legumes, melons and gourds, dried vegetables and fruits) - up to 40 kg.

Practically all other goods and products can be exported from Uzbekistan freely, but depending on the quantities. For goods subject to duty-free importation, duty-free exportation also applies. The list of things you can carry with you when you enter Uzbekistan can be found in the article “What can and cannot be brought to Uzbekistan?” For big quantities tourists have to pay customs fees.

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