Local police are quite strict to any violations of public order. Despite the often recorded cases of bribery in law enforcement agencies, in general, the local police are quite correct, and its employees treat tourists, albeit wary, but very attentive and polite. It is recommended that you always carry your passport with you – this greatly facilitates relations with the police. Photography near airports, military bases and law enforcement agencies is not prohibited, but strongly discouraged. Entrance fees to museums, palaces, necropolises and the territory of architectural monuments are usually paid separately to a travel agency or to the ticket office of the facility. Usually the entrance fee is about $10-17 in total in Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva, in Tashkent – $5-7. According to Healthvv.com, the fee for video or photography of historical monuments from the inside is also paid separately. Many local resorts, for all their glory, are in a rather dilapidated state. Therefore, when traveling to Uzbekistan, you should have a certain set of things and essentials with you. The mains voltage is 220 V, 50 Hz. Standard sockets are Eastern European type with two round pins without grounding. The system of measures and weights is metric.Tips are, in cases where they are not included in the bill, about 5-10% (large restaurants include them in the bill automatically). But in general, here, in accordance with the Islamic canons of hospitality, tips are not accepted. It should also be taken into account that foreigners usually pay a slightly higher amount than local residents. This also applies to hotel and restaurant bills, and museum tickets or transport fares. To avoid this, it is recommended to introduce yourself as residents of Tashkent or guests from Tajikistan or other countries of the region.
Uzbekistan: Money and currency of Uzbekistan
Money, CURRENCY EXCHANGE
Sum (S, UZS), equal to 100 tiins. In circulation there are banknotes in denominations of 1, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 soums, as well as coins in denominations of 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50 tiin, but coins and banknotes of small virtues are rarely used.Banks are open Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 17:30. You can exchange currency at the branches of the National Bank, at specialized exchange offices and at some hotels. Currency exchange with individuals is punishable by law (when exchanging currency outside of officially authorized establishments, the risk of becoming a victim of fraud is really very high). Many hotels and transport agencies accept payment for their services in foreign currency, US dollars and euros are preferred. The use of credit cards and traveler’s checks is limited to the capital and tourist centers.