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Uzbekistan cancels Covid test for arrivals

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 25 Jan 2022, 03:41 am Print

Uzbekistan cancels Covid test for arrivals Uzbekistan

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Tashkent/UNI/Xinhua: Uzbekistan has decided to cancel the mandatory Covid-19 rapid test for all visitors upon arrival from Tuesday, according to the Uzbek Health Ministry.

"If visitors have a negative result of the PCR test for coronavirus infection taken within 48 hours, no express test is needed," said the country's special commission on Covid-19.

Earlier this month, Uzbekistan was tightening pandemic restrictions as the first case of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus was confirmed in the country.

Starting from January 15, all visitors in the country were required to pass a rapid test at airports, train stations and border checkpoints in spite of their PCR test results. Uzbekistan has so far registered 216,186 Covid-19 cases and 1,545 related deaths.