My friend and I are hoping to do a guided tour to Uzbekistan this year. We both take medication prescribed by our doctors. I've read that there are very strict laws about what is allowed into the country but we cannot find any source that can actually tell us what medicines by brand/generic names are forbidden. Please can anyone tell us who we contact to establish in detail exactly what is permissable etc. I've emailed the British Foreign Office but as yet no help. We dare not book our holiday and hope for the best at customs in Taskent lest we end up in jail!!
I've travelled twice now to Uzbekistan on tours with other people, many of whom (including myself) take a variety of prescription medications, and my medication-carrying husband has made a few short business trips to Tashkent in recent times. I can assure you none of us has been questioned about what we are carrying, either on arrival at Tashkent or crossing back into Uzbekistan after a visit to Tajikistan. Have your stuff in its original packaging, carry a copy of your prescription with you and perhaps a letter from your doctor confirming that these are your prescribed medications, and you'll be fine.
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