On 18 July 2019 President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a Law “On Tourism”.
According to the law, the State Committee for the Development of Tourism is an authorized state body in the field of tourism.
Tourist information centers will be created that provide individuals and legal entities with information on tourism facilities, as well as promoting them.
Tour operator and travel agent activities, as well as other travel activities are considered tourist activities.
The activities of tour operators and travel agents is carried out on the basis of a license. The license is issued for an indefinite period of time. Individuals who are an individual entrepreneur who provides excursion services, a license to engage in tourist activities is not required.
Guides (translator guides), guides and tour guides can provide services independently without forming a legal entity after receiving the certificate issued by the Committee.
In accordance with the Law, the Committee develops the national tourist sign of Uzbekistan.
This Law enters into force three months from the date of official publication.