Get ready for your trip to Uzbekistan. Order your Uzbekistani So'm at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more UZS cash to spend. Have your Uzbekistani So'm banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
Manor FX offers fast delivery times and a fuss-free online ordering process for your Uzbek som travel money.
Travel advise: payments in Uzbekistan
Jet off well-informed to Uzbekistan. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Uzbekistan.
Card payments are rarely accepted in Uzbekistan. The only vendors in Uzbekistan that accept payment by credit or debit card are the international hotels and large supermarkets in Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara. Most local vendors only accept cash payments.
If you are going to pay by card in Uzbekistan: Be aware of significant card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments in Uzbekistani So'm: Your bank's UZS to GBP exchange rate may be dramatically bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in Uzbekistan, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is an essential method of payment in Uzbekistan. Most vendors in Uzbekistan only accept the local currency in cash: Uzbekistani So'm banknotes and coins.
Uzbekistan offers travelers cheap prices, on average 59% cheaper than prices in the UK.
For a coffee in a cafe in Tashkent the price is around 12,000 so'm. For a three-course meal in a restaurant the bill will be about 140,000 so'm.
Tipping is not a common practice in Uzbekistan. But in international hotels and restaurants tourists will often tip as they do at home, adding 10% to 15% to the bill if they like the service.
Banknotes in Uzbekistan
High inflation has caused the So'm loose much of its value over time. Along with price rises in Uzbekistan came new banknotes with higher denominations.
Banknotes currently in circulation in Uzbekistan are 1 so'm, 3 so'm, 5 so'm, 10 so'm, 25 so'm, 100 so'm, 200 so'm, 500 so'm, 1000 so'm, 5000 so'm, 10000 so'm, 50000 so'm and 100000 so'm.
Uzbek banknotes of 500 and lower So'm have largely been replaced by coins.
Coins in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistani coins range from 1 so'm to 500 so'm. These coins circulate alongside banknotes of the same denominations.
Uzbekistan's currency import and export regulations
Travelers can take the equivalent of up to 50 monthly minimum wages into Uzbekistan. At the current minimum wage level this means each traveler can import up to 5,300,000 UZS into Uzbekistan.
There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency travelers can take into Uzbekistan. A declaration form T-6 has to be filled out upon arrival. Travelers who carry over $1000 USD worth in cash may be checked physically.
Ordering Uzbekistani So'm online
Order Uzbekistani So'm online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Uzbekistani So'm online.
Selling back Uzbekistani So'm
If you have Uzbekistani So'm to sell, follow this link to exchange Uzbekistani So'm to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'UZS Uzbekistani So'm'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Uzbekistani So'm.