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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of July 18, 2019 No. ZRU-549

About tourism

Accepted by Legislative house on April 16, 2019

Approved by the Senate on June 21, 2019

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of tourism.

Article 2. Legislation on tourism

The legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan on tourism consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about tourism then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

the guide (guide-interpreter) - the physical person - the resident of the Republic of Uzbekistan, professionally prepared for rendering information and organizational services, acquaintance of tourists and tourists with tourist resources in the country (place) of temporary stay;

the instructor-conductor - the physical person - the resident of the Republic of Uzbekistan, professionally prepared for maintenance and safety of tourists and tourists on tourist routes;

independent tourism - the travel organized by tourists independently without participation of tour operators and travel agents;

subjects of the sphere of tourism - the legal entities and physical persons performing business activity on rendering complex or part of tourist services, accomplishment of the accompanying tourist services (works) and sales of goods to tourists and tourists;

tour - the travel along certain route to specific terms provided with the complex of tourist services including at least two types of tourist services;

tourism - departures (travel) of physical person from the permanent residence without occupation the activities connected with income acquisition from sources in the country (place) of temporary stay;

the tourist - the physical person visiting the country (place) of temporary stay without occupation the activities connected with income acquisition from sources in the country (place) of temporary stay, from twenty four hours to twelve months in a row or performing at least one spending the night in the country (place) of temporary stay;

the tourist voucher - the document establishing the tourist's right to the services which are part of tour, and the confirming fact of their payment;

tourist route - the planned transit of the tourist, tourist according to the list of the main places visited by the tourist, the tourist during the travel;

tourist services - services in placement, food, transport, excursion and consulting servicing, and also the services directed to requirements satisfaction of the tourist and tourist;

the tourist - the physical person performing travel for no more than twenty four hours without spending the night in the country (place) of temporary stay;

the guide - the physical person - the resident of the Republic of Uzbekistan, professionally prepared for acquaintance of tourists and tourists with specific tourist resource.

Article 4. Basic principles of this Law

The basic principles of this Law are:

priority of protection of the rights, freedoms, legitimate interests and safety of tourists, tourists and subjects of the sphere of tourism;

stability of tourism development and creation for this purpose favorable conditions;

the state support of entrepreneurship and development of the competition in the field of tourism;

publicity and openness in the field of tourism.

Article 5. Forms and types of tourism

Forms of tourism are the international and internal tourism.

The international tourism includes:

entrance tourism - travel within the Republic of Uzbekistan persons who are not living constantly in the Republic of Uzbekistan;

outbound tourism - travel of persons who are constantly living in the Republic of Uzbekistan to other country.

Internal tourism includes travel within the Republic of Uzbekistan of persons who are constantly living in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Tourism proceeding from specifics of the organized tour, subject, duration, methods of movement and other characteristics of tour can be subdivided on cultural and historical, pilgrim, ecological, cognitive, ethnographic, gastronomic, business, social, sports, medical, youth, agrotourism and other types of tourism.

Chapter 2. Regulation of the sphere of tourism

Article 6. The main directions of state policy in the field of tourism

The main directions of state policy in the field of tourism are:

development of this sphere as strategic industry of national economy;

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