Wed, 28 Oct 2020

TASHKENT, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan will lift all entry and exit restrictions on air, rail and road transport due to the COVID-19 pandemic from Oct. 1, the country's special commission on coronavirus said Friday.

The Central Asian nation has updated its list of countries which were earlier marked red, yellow and green according to their epidemic situations.

Visitors from green countries, including China, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Georgia, Hungary, Finland, Latvia, Austria and Japan, are allowed to enter Uzbekistan without restrictions, the commission said.

Inbound passengers from yellow countries, such as Azerbaijan, Belarus, the United Arab Emirates and EU countries (except Spain), as well as from red countries, are required to provide negative COVID-19 test results and be put under a 14-day quarantine, it added.

Uzbekistan had eased COVID-19 lockdown measures earlier this month, allowing theaters, cinema halls, restaurants and cafes to reopen with strict sanitary rules.

The country has so far registered 49,627 cases, with 413 deaths and 45,970 recoveries.

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