I always take some money home as a souvenir. Uzbekistan seems to have very strict laws regarding cash export. Am I allowed to take some of their local currency out of the country?
There is no prohibition, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Centre, regarding Uzbekistan Currency Export regulations:
Export allowed for non-residents:
- unlimited local currency (Uzbek Som-UZS);
- foreign currencies not exceeding amount declared upon arrival. Proof of lawful exchange into Uzbek Som is required from passengers spending more than USD 2,000.-. Passengers failing to submit this proof have to pay a fine of 30 percent of the amount imported.