Uzbekistan caution

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The US government continues to receive information that indicates terrorist groups may be planning attacks, possibly against US interests, in Uzbekistan. In the past, these groups have conducted kidnappings, assassinations and suicide bombings. 

In September 2009 there was a deadly shootout in Tashkent between government authorities and suspected operatives of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

Travel within Uzbekistan by rail or land sometimes requires brief exit into neighboring countries. Travelers should have multiple-entry Uzbek visas and a proper visa for the neighboring country in order to avoid delays in travel.

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The US government continues to receive information that indicates terrorist groups may be planning attacks, possibly against US interests, in Uzbekistan. In the past, these groups have conducted kidnappings, assassinations and suicide bombings. 

In September 2009 there was a deadly shootout in Tashkent between government authorities and suspected operatives of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

Travel within Uzbekistan by rail or land sometimes requires brief exit into neighboring countries. Travelers should have multiple-entry Uzbek visas and a proper visa for the neighboring country in order to avoid delays in travel.