Uzbekistan (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa and Uzbekistan established full diplomatic relations in 1992. The South African Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, is accredited on a non-residential basis to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Uzbekistan

There is no South African representation in Uzbekistan, but the South African Ambassador to Ankara, Turkey is accredited to Tashkent on a non-resident basis.

Chargé d’Affaires
Mr T Ranamane

South African Embassy

Honorary Consul


Uzbekistan Representation in South Africa

Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with residence in Ankara, Turkey.

H E Mr R Y Isaev
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan

For details see the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Ankara under visa requirements.

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

South Africans need to apply for visas when visiting Uzbekistan. Visa requirements can be obtained from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The website of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Ankara, Turkey is:

Health Requirements


For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Majorly sharp- continental. The temperature difference between the seasons is quite significant. Average winter temperature is 6 C below and in July the average temperature rises above 32 C. The amount of precipitation is insignificant, which makes agriculture dependent on irrigation.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The currency is the Uzbekistan Som (UZS).

1 Som = 100 tiyins (small coin). Notes are in denominations of 5000 , 1000, 500, 200, 100 Som.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Information

Bilateral trade is minimal. In 2015, South Africa mostly exported live animals to and imported leather products from Uzbekistan.

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Uzbekistan, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information


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