Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

EMERGENCY GUIDELINES FOR EU CITIZENS IN UZBEKISTAN - 2019

12/03/2019 - 12:35
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This document contains advice on personal action in the event of a crisis and recommendations concerning individual preparations for possible assisted relocation (hereinafter just called "evacuation").

1. GENERAL

A crisis could be a natural disaster (earthquake, flood, hurricane etc.) of significant proportion and effect, civil disorder or armed conflict. With the exception of earthquakes, most of these events are unlikely to occur in Uzbekistan. In case of natural disasters, these will be localized to specific parts of the country.

This document contains advice on personal action in the event of a crisis and recommendations concerning individual preparations for possible assisted relocation (hereinafter just called "evacuation").

In case of a crisis, you should try to obtain as much information as possible about the development of the crisis through news broadcasts. We advise you to keep a portable radio (with spare batteries) at hand.

You should make yourself aware of any particular emergency instructions or advices issued by your National Embassy.  For certain EU Member States' Embassies, this may be found on their Embassy's website or handed over at time of registration with your Embassy.

In a crisis, EU Member States will try to coordinate their actions through a joint EU crisis unit and in coordination with the Uzbekistan authorities.

2. PERSONAL/INDIVIDUAL PREPARATIONS

  1. Drinking water and food supply

Keep an emergency supply of drinking water and dry food supply in your home.  

  1. Local/foreign exchange

Keep a reasonable supply of local and foreign exchange (Uzbek Sum, US dollars, Euro).

Ensure your credit card(s) are valid, which will be of help if you are evacuated to another country.

  1. Record of Property and Valuables

           Keep a list of private property/valuables and deposit a copy with friends or to your           insurance company in your home country.

  1. Private Vehicles

            Keep your vehicle fully operational (e.g. well maintened and tank filled up).

  1. Passports and personal documents

            Prepare a small handbag (kept to hand) with essential personal documents such as:

  • Passports and residence card(s) for you and your dependents and foreign staff
  • Vaccination documents
  • Insurance policies
  • Personal documents
  1. Personal equipment and supplies

In case you need to move to a safer place within Uzbekistan or to another country, prepare an emergency pack of essential items (keep it light, you must be able to carry it yourself - In case of a military evacuation you may not be able to carry all these items along on an airplane/ bus or boat due to restrictions on baggage) 

            A small handbag with your personal belongings as mentioned in (c) is essential

  • Clothing according to season and strong shoes
  • Woolen blanket or sleeping bag and perhaps an air mattress
  • Washing kit (hygienic articles, baby articles, insect repellant, etc.)
  • Portable transistor radio and spare batteries
  • Flash light and spare batteries
  • First aid box and personal medicines
  • Water and canned or vacuum packed food for one or two days
  • Dishes and cutlery (e.g. camping set ), camping cooker, matches
  • Also take your spare spectacles

            In the event of a critical development, instructions will, if circumstances permit, be           given by your Embassy.

  1. Registration

Many Embassies, in order to properly plan and prepare protective measures, request their citizens in Uzbekistan to register their presence at the Embassy. The travel advice published by your Ministry of Foreign Affairs will guide you in this; read it and remind fellow citizens also to do so if they are visiting Uzbekistan.

3. PREPARATION FOR AN ASSISTED RELOCATION

  1. General

In the very unlikely event of military conflict (with little or no warning), it may not be advisable to risk evacuating on an individual basis. Initially, it is probably better to maintain a stay-put policy and/or remain at home. You can then seek the advice of your Embassy.

In the event of major civil disorder or natural disaster, it may be advisable to move to a safer part of Uzbekistan or to leave the country, especially if you have sufficient warning. Always try to inform your Embassy of your departure or other movements.

If your Embassy recommends evacuation or relocation either to a safer part of Uzbekistan or to another country, you should be aware of the following:

  • Participation in such an assisted relocation is entirely of your own volition and at your own risk
  • Participation in such relocation will likely be at your own expense. Any costs borne by your Embassy may have to be refunded at a later date
  • Your Embassy will not be responsible for any personal damages or losses you may suffer
  • Children, sick or wounded persons and women should be assisted first
  1. Individual action

Notice of intention to relocate and instructions on individual action will, if circumstances permit, be announced by your Embassy. Radio and television will also broadcast messages on an assisted relocation.

  1. Communications / liaison

EU Member State Embassies cannot guarantee that vital information will reach everyone in time. You should therefore make every effort possible, even if the local telephone network fails; to keep in touch with your Embassy.

Keep contact with your community wardens if available, friends, work place or other circles where trusted information may be disseminated.

Make good efforts to check that the information you receive is trustworthy and correct. If necessary check with others. 

 

4. UZBEKISTAN EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

 

  • Fire: 101
  • Police: 102
  • State Ambulance : 103
  • Gas Leaks : 104

 

5.  EU MEMBER STATE CONTACT POINTS FOR CITIZENS DURING CRISIS SITUATIONS

Bulgaria, 52, Rakatboshi Street 100031 Tashkent

embassy.tashkent@mfa.bg

 

Czech Republic, 100041, Tashkent, 3-Navnikhol 6

T: +998 71 120 60 71, 120 55 21

F: +998 71 120 60 75

tashkent@mzv.cz

www.mzv.cz/tashkent

 

France, 25, Istiqbol Str 100047

T: +998 71 232 81 00

F: +998 71 2336210 /233 51 97

www.ambafrance-uz.org

 

Germany, 15, Sharaf Rashidov Str, Tashkent

T: +998 78 120 8440

duty officer (after office hours): +998 93 181 5406

www.taschkent.diplo.de

info@taschkent.diplo.de

 

Hungary, Bogiravon street 63-65, Yunusabad district, Tashkent 100057

T: (+998)71 230 7182

F: (+998)71 226 6502   

mission.tas@mfa.gov.hu

mission.mow@mfa.gov.hu

 

Italy ,40, Yusuf Khos Khojib Str.

T: +998 71 2521119/20/21/23, +998 71 2521127

F: +998 71 1206606

segreteria.tashkent@esteri.it

commerciale.tashkent@esteri.it

 

Latvia, 16 A Lashkarbegi Str., Tashkent, 100000

T: +998 71 237 22 15

F: +998 71 120 70 36

embassy.uzbekistan@mfa.gov.lv

Office hrs: 09:00-17:00

Consular Section: +998 71 2370851

consulate.uzbekistan@mfa.gov.lv 

consulate.uzbekistan@mfa.gov.lu

Mon-Fri 16.00-17.00

www.latvia.uz

 

Poland, 66, Firdavsi Str, Tashkent, 100084

T: +998 71 1208650/ 52- consular dprt

F: +998 71 1208651

Trade and Economic dprt: 2373650

tashkent@trade.gov.pl

weh-amb@bcc.com.uz

www.taszkent.msz.gov.pl

 

Romania, Zanjirbog street, no. 44A, Yakkasaray district, Tashkent

T: +998.71.252.63.55

F: +998.71.120.75.67

tashkent@mae.ro

http://taskent.mae.ro

www.mae.ro

 

Slovakia, 38, Kichik Beshyogoch  Str, Tashkent, 100070

T: +998 71 1206852, 2555565 

F: +998 71 1206851

www.mzv.sk/tashkent

 

UK, 67, Gulyamov Str, Tashkent, 100000

T: + 998 71 120 15 00

F: + 998 71 120 15 20

ukin.uzbekistan@fco.gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-tashkent

www.gov.uk

www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk

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