How it works:
- The money changer scene in Uzbekistan is an interesting one. Similar to Argentina, the best place to exchange your currency is actually at the black markets. There may be scams (i.e. using sleight of hand to give you less than you should receive), but definitely much less so as compared to unlicensed money changers in many other countries.
- That said, the government has abolished the money exchange black market in 2017 by raising official exchange rates to above that of the black market and levying big fines against those who engage in the black market. However, the situation is fluid and you never know things may change.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- You can change your currency at banks, exchange offices, the airport and even at souvenir shops.