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Reviewed: 30 January 2009, 13:55 NZDT
Still current at: 19 June 2013
There is high risk to your security in the areas bordering Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (including the city of Andijan), due to the uncertain security situation and landmines. We advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel to these areas.
There is some risk to your security elsewhere in Uzbekistan due to a threat of terrorist activity and we advise caution.
The security situation in the areas bordering Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is unstable. In addition to the risk of armed conflict between government forces and local groups, there is a risk from landmines. Landmines are also found in the border region with Afghanistan. We advise against all travel to Afghanistan, including via Uzbekistan.
There was a major demonstration in Andijan in 2005, which was quelled by government forces, resulting in heavy civilian casualties. There is a risk of civil unrest throughout Uzbekistan but particularly in Andijan and the Ferghana Valley. Demonstrations should be avoided.
Although the last reported terrorist attacks occurred in 2004 in Tashkent, there remains a current risk of terrorist activity in Uzbekistan. We advise caution, particularly in areas near government buildings, public areas frequented by foreigners and western government and commercial interests.
New Zealanders travelling or resident in Uzbekistan should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealand citizens travelling or resident in Uzbekistan are encouraged to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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