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Foreign Exchange Guide to Uzbekistan

Read this currency guide to Uzbekistan with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/UZS=8400]

Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Uzbekistan Som
Symbol - Code:
лв UZS
Telephone Prefix:

This is a foreign exchange guide to Uzbekistan, the Uzbekistan Som currency plus UZS transfers and travel tips.

In this Uzbekistan currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Uzbekistan Som info - general info about the Uzbekistan Som
  2. Uzbekistan Som in the markets - recent UZS moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Uzbekistan - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Uzbekistan Som cash online - travel money for Uzbekistan
  5. Sending money to Uzbekistan - save on Uzbekistan Som bank transfers to Uzbekistan
  6. Uzbekistan Som exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Uzbekistan Som (UZS) general currency information

What is the Uzbekistan Som currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Uzbekistan Som is UZS and the symbol is лв.

Is the Uzbekistan Som a closed currency?

Yes the Uzbekistan Som is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult to purchase the currency (UZS) before departure and will probably need to buy it upon arrival. If you do manage to buy some of the currency or have some left over from a previous trip, make sure you are aware if you are allowed to bring this closed currency into the country.

For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?

Which countries use the Uzbekistan Som?

It is the domestic currency in Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan Som (UZS) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to UZS exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Uzbekistan


Travel money for Uzbekistan


As mentioned above, the Uzbekistan Som is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult (or be permitted) to purchase the currency (UZS) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Uzbekistan.

For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the UZS you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Uzbekistan.

However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.


Uzbekistan Trip Checklist    

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Sending money to Uzbekistan

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Uzbekistan you need to start with finding out the latest Uzbekistan Som foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Uzbekistan

When sending money to Uzbekistan it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Uzbekistan Som amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted UZS amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Uzbekistan.

Use our Send to UZS calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Uzbekistan Som deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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UZS/USD - Uzbekistan Som to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0001191 Week
18 Jan 20190.0001201 Month
21 Aug 20180.0001286 Months
17 Feb 20180.0001221 Year
17 Feb 20170.0003022 Years
18 Feb 20140.0004535 Years
19 Feb 20090.00071310 Years

UZS/EUR - Uzbekistan Som to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0001051 Week
18 Jan 20190.0001051 Month
21 Aug 20180.0001116 Months
17 Feb 20180.0000981 Year
17 Feb 20170.0002842 Years
18 Feb 20140.0003295 Years
19 Feb 20090.00056210 Years

UZS/GBP - Uzbekistan Som to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0000921 Week
18 Jan 20190.0000931 Month
21 Aug 20180.0000996 Months
17 Feb 20180.0000871 Year
17 Feb 20170.0002432 Years
18 Feb 20140.0002715 Years
19 Feb 20090.00049710 Years

UZS/JPY - Uzbekistan Som to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.01311 Week
18 Jan 20190.01311 Month
21 Aug 20180.01416 Months
17 Feb 20180.01301 Year
17 Feb 20170.03402 Years
18 Feb 20140.04635 Years
19 Feb 20090.067110 Years

UZS/AUD - Uzbekistan Som to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0001681 Week
18 Jan 20190.0001671 Month
21 Aug 20180.0001746 Months
17 Feb 20180.0001541 Year
17 Feb 20170.0003932 Years
18 Feb 20140.0005025 Years
19 Feb 20090.00110310 Years

UZS/CAD - Uzbekistan Som to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.0001581 Week
18 Jan 20190.0001591 Month
21 Aug 20180.0001676 Months
17 Feb 20180.0001531 Year
17 Feb 20170.0003952 Years
18 Feb 20140.0004965 Years
19 Feb 20090.00089410 Years

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