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COVID-19 Restrictions & Advisory

Last updated on  25/09/2023

The health and safety of our residents and visitors is of utmost priority and the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan is working closely with the World Health Organization to monitor and limit the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO AZERBAIJAN

  • From 28 March 2023 at 06:00, entry into and exit out of the Republic of Azerbaijan of all foreign citizens, citizens of other countries permanently residing in those countries and stateless persons was permitted by air transport.
  • For more information on available flight options, please visit the official website of Heydar Aliyev International Airport - https://www.airport.az/
  • Border officials are taking necessary steps to disinfect land border crossings.
  • According to a measure by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, dated 18 April 2020, in accordance with Article 25 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan, ‘On Sanitary and Epidemiological Safety’, the special quarantine regime applied in the country has been extended until 2 January 2024 at 06:00.
  • Based on an analysis of the global situation in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic and, in order to prevent the spread of the virus in the country, measures on exiting and entering the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan by overland means of transport across land borders, excluding cargo transportation, as well as restrictions on international and charter flights, have been extended until 2 January 2024.

Travellers are advised to carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.

 

GENERAL ADVISORY FOR VISITORS

This advisory serves as a guide to help visitors during your visit to Azerbaijan.

  • Monitor your health closely for two weeks.
  • If you have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose), wear a mask.
  • Seek medical attention promptly if symptoms do not subside. Call the clinic in advance and inform the doctor of your travel history.

 

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

From Azerbaijan

103, 113, 1542

 

Travellers should always adopt the following precautions:

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Seek medical attention promptly if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

Azerbaijan Tourism Board and the State Tourism Agency are committed to providing a safe environment for all residents and visitors. We thank you for your support and understanding.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Is it safe to visit Azerbaijan in light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which began in December 2019, presents a significant challenge for the entire world. All travellers are recommended to follow the guidelines instructed by the World Health Organisation in preparation for your trip, and to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19.

2. Will I be at risk of contracting coronavirus if I visit Azerbaijan?

The Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan is working closely with the World Health Organisation to monitor the situation and limit the transmission of the virus. Rest assured, the health and safety of our residents and visitors is of utmost priority and precautionary measures are being taken to minimise risks.

3. Is Azerbaijan restricting travel from any destinations in particular?

When entering the Republic of Azerbaijan, citizens of foreign countries, citizens of other countries permanently residing in those countries and stateless persons no longer require a COVID-19 passport (a document confirming that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have immunity).

Based on an analysis of the global situation in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to prevent the spread of the virus in the country, measures on exiting and entering the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan by overland means of transport across land borders, excluding cargo transportation, as well as restrictions on international and charter flights, have been extended until 2 January 2024.

4. What precautions should I take when travelling to Azerbaijan?

All travellers are recommended to follow the guidelines instructed by the World Health Organisation in preparation for your trip, and to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19. As such, all travellers should monitor their health closely at this time and seek medical attention promptly if they feel unwell. If they have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose), they should wear a mask and call any medical establishment before visiting. Other precautions to adopt:

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Seek medical attention promptly if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

The use of personal equipment protecting respiratory passages is obligatory in transport facilities used for inter-city (inter-regional) and intra-city (intra-regional) passenger transportations, public catering, trade, work and service facilities.

5. Is it safe to visit Azerbaijan’s sights (e.g. malls, landmarks)?

All travellers arriving in Azerbaijan should monitor the local news for closures and restrictions of tourist sights.

6. If I suspect that I have come into contact with the virus, what steps should I take? Will I get access to Azerbaijan medical facilities?

You should seek medical assistance by calling 103 (within Baku), 113 (outside Baku) or 1542.

7. Are tourist facilities in Azerbaijan operating and is a COVID-19 passport required to visit them?

Quarantine regime is being applied in the country until 2 January 2024 at 06:00. To enter specified places (where celebrations are being held, sports and health-rehabilitation facilities, large shopping centres, public catering facilities, hotels, inter-city and inter-district transport routes and other places where such a requirement is established), there is no longer a need for a COVID -19 passport (document confirming full vaccination against COVID-19 or immunity after recovery from COVID-19), regardless of country of citizenship.

8. Can foreign citizens get vaccinated in Azerbaijan? If yes, which vaccines are available?

To get vaccinated in Azerbaijan, foreign citizens need to have a residence or work permit in the country. Those eligible for vaccination need to get registered at the local polyclinic according to the place of residence. Currently, people over age 18 can get vaccinated with Sinovac, Pfizer and Sputnik V, while Vaxzevria is administered to those over 60.

9. Has the outbreak of coronavirus caused serious damage to Azerbaijan’s tourism industry?

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak presents a significant challenge for the entire world. At present, the health and safety of our residents and visitors is of utmost priority and precautionary measures are being taken to minimise risks.

COVID-19 Restrictions & Advisory