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Azerbaijan travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

15.10.2020

Azerbaijan Airlines in recent schedule update filed preliminary operation for International service, for winter 2020/21 season. As of 12OCT20, planned operation between 25OCT20 and 27MAR21 covers the following. Additional routes may be restored pending on latest travel restrictions.

Baku – Ankara 2 weekly A319
Baku – Antalya 1 weekly A319
Baku – Istanbul 1 daily 767-300ER
Baku – London Heathrow 1 weekly 767-300ER

Published on 13.10.2020
Azerbaijan Airlines NW20 International operations as of 12OCT20

Published on 07.08.2020
Azerbaijan Airlines increases Istanbul flights from 06AUG20

27.07.2020 Azerbaijan Airlines on Saturday (25JUL20) announced its planned International operation for the remainder of Northern summer season. Based on the announcement, the airline up to 24OCT20 plans to operate following service. Additional adjustment pending on travel restrictions may be filed in the next few weeks.

Baku – Berlin Tegel 1 weekly A320
Baku – Istanbul 1 daily A340-500
Baku – London Heathrow 1 weekly 787-8

The airline also scheduled to operate one-time Mainland China service, departing Baku on 03AUG20 as Baku – Xi’An – Beijing Capital – Baku, with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Published on 17.07.2020
Azerbaijan Airlines resumes flights from Baku to Berlin

Published on 07.07.2020
Azerbaijan Airlines plans A340 Bodrum service in Aug 2020

Published on 25.06.2020
Azerbaijan Airlines and Turkish Airlines to operate Baku-Istanbul services from Jul-2020

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Azerbaijan
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Azerbaijan.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers, provided holding a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to travel:
    • Nationals of Azerbaijan,
    • Passengers who have obtained permission to enter Azerbaijan.
Flight Restrictions

published 29.10.2020

Total entry ban
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 1 December 2020.

Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Azerbaijan.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
Anyone arriving from outside the country will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in government facilities.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All passengers intending to travel to Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours before the flight. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate. You should expect to be tested again for COVID-19 and have your temperature checked on arrival into Azerbaijan. The Cabinet of Ministers has decreed that passengers whose test on arrival is negative will not be required to stay in quarantine or self-isolate. However, you will still have to abide by the restrictions on movement which remain in force for everybody in Azerbaijan.
Foreign citizens who do not fulfil the negative COVID-19 test certificate requirement will not be allowed to enter Azerbaijan as registration and boarding of flights will be conducted on the basis of this.
If you are arriving to Azerbaijan via a third country you will still be required to produce a COVID-19 negative test certificate on arrival even if your airline does not request one for boarding part of your journey. In the absence of this certificate you will be denied entry to Azerbaijan and returned to the country of origin on the next available flight at your own expense.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due exclusively to P. vivax exists from June through October in lowland areas, mainly in the area
between the Kura and Arax rivers. There is no malaria transmission in Baku city (the capital city). No locally
acquired cases have been reported since 2013.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: A

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  • Azerbaijan Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until 28 December; arrivals and departures from country will be restricted (Reuters, 19.11.2020). Baku’s metro system to be suspended 19 October until 2 November to curb spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.10.2020). Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport temporarily switches to limited mode of operation after martial law imposed (Middle East North Africa Financial Network, 28.09.2020). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 2 November and keeps borders closed (Reuters, 28.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public places and services: The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 28 December. From 21 November until 28 December, during all weekends starting at 00:01 on Saturdays and ending 06:00 Mondays most businesses and services will be closed. Pharmacies and food stores are exempt. A full list of exempt businesses and services can be found on the APA website. The wearing of masks both outdoors and indoors in public places is mandatory as of 21 November. Failure to wear a mask could incur a 100 AZN fine. The Baku Metro is temporarily suspended. Public transport remains closed in Baku and a number of towns and cities across Azerbaijan during weekends. For a list of areas effected, see the APA news site. Schools and educational facilities have moved classes online until at least 28 December.
    *Local Lockdowns: Local lockdowns prohibiting entrance and exit are in place in Sheki city and the regions of Agstafa, Bilasuvar, Khachmaz, Ismayili, Gakh, Zagatala, Lankaran, Jalilabad, and Masalli until 7 December 2020. Baku is not included. Local lockdowns could be applied at very short notice, you should monitor local news outlets regularly for the latest updates.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open in Azerbaijan.

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    21.11.2020
  • Azerbaijan Latest News: Baku’s metro system to be suspended 19 October until 2 November to curb spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.10.2020). Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport temporarily switches to limited mode of operation after martial law imposed (Middle East North Africa Financial Network, 28.09.2020). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 2 November and keeps borders closed (Reuters, 28.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local Lockdowns: Local lockdowns have been introduced in a number of towns and villages across Azerbaijan. Baku is not included. A list of areas included in the local lockdown can be found on the APA news site. Entry to and exit from these places is prohibited until further notice. Local lockdowns could be applied at very short notice, you should monitor local news outlets regularly for the latest updates.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open in Azerbaijan. You will need to wear a mask when in public places.
    *Public places and services: The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 1 December. The Baku Metro is temporarily suspended. Public transport remains closed in Baku and a number of towns and cities across Azerbaijan during weekends. For a list of areas effected, see the APA news site. Schools and educational facilities have moved classes online until at least 1 December. The wearing of facemasks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations, which are doubled for repeat offences. You can find more information about the regulations and fines in English on Azerbaijani news site ‘Report’.

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    05.11.2020
  • Azerbaijan Latest News: Baku’s metro system to be suspended 19 October until 2 November to curb spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.10.2020). Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport temporarily switches to limited mode of operation after martial law imposed (Middle East North Africa Financial Network, 28.09.2020). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 2 November and keeps borders closed (Reuters, 28.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local Lockdowns: Local lockdowns have been introduced in a number of towns and villages across Azerbaijan. Baku is not included. A list of areas included in the local lockdown can be found on the APA news site. Entry to and exit from these places is prohibited until further notice. Local lockdowns could be applied at very short notice, you should monitor local news outlets regularly for the latest updates.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open in Azerbaijan. You will need to wear a mask when in public places. *Public places and services: The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 1 December.
    The Baku Metro is temporarily suspended. Public transport remains closed in Baku and a number of towns and cities across Azerbaijan during weekends. For a list of areas effected, see the APA news site.
    Schools and educational facilities have closed until 2 November.
    The wearing of facemasks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations, which are doubled for repeat offences. You can find more information about the regulations and fines in English on Azerbaijani newsite ‘Report’.

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    30.10.2020
  • Azerbaijan Latest News: Baku’s metro system to be suspended 19 October until 2 November to curb spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.10.2020). Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport temporarily switches to limited mode of operation after martial law imposed (Middle East North Africa Financial Network, 28.09.2020). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 2 November and keeps borders closed (Reuters, 28.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local Lockdowns: The Cabinet of Ministers adopted new regulations in relation to the “special quarantine regime” on 13 October. Local lockdowns are being introduced in a small number of villages and towns in Azerbaijan. This includes the town of Sheki. Entry to and exit from these places is prohibited until further notice. Local lockdowns could be applied at very short notice, you should monitor local news outlets regularly for the latest updates.
    Hotels are open in Azerbaijan. You will need to wear a mask when in public places. The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 2 November.
    The Baku Metro is temporarily suspended. All public transport remains closed in Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron during weekends. Schools and educational facilities have closed until 2 November. The wearing of facemasks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations, which are doubled for repeat offences. You can find more information about the regulations and fines in English on Azerbaijani newsite ‘Report’.
    Due to the ongoing military action on the Line of Conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh the Azerbaijani authorities have introduced Martial Law. This was introduced on 28 September until further notice and involves a curfew across Azerbaijan from 9pm to 6am.

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    19.10.2020
  • Azerbaijan Latest News: Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport temporarily switches to limited mode of operation after martial law imposed (Middle East North Africa Financial Network, 28.09.2020). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 2 November and keeps borders closed (Reuters, 28.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Due to the ongoing military action on the Line of Conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh the Azerbaijani authorities have introduced Martial Law. This was introduced on 28 September until further notice and involves a curfew across Azerbaijan from 9pm to 6am.
    The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 2 November.
    The Baku Metro is now operating on weekdays. All public transport remains closed in Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron during weekends.
    Schools and educational facilities have begun a phased reopening, beginning with primary schools. Other grades are due to gradually return depending on the epidemiological situation.
    The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations.
    Hotels are open in Azerbaijan.
    You can find more information about the regulations and fines in English on Azerbaijani newsite ‘Report’.

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    29.09.2020
  • Azerbaijan Latest News: Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport temporarily switches to limited mode of operation after martial law imposed (Middle East North Africa Financial Network, 28.09.2020). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 2 November and keeps borders closed (Reuters, 28.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Due to the ongoing military action on the Line of Conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh the Azerbaijani authorities have introduced Martial Law. This was introduced on 28 September until further notice and involves a curfew across Azerbaijan from 9pm to 6am.
    The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 2 November.
    However from 8 September, the restrictions on entry and exit to/from Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron no longer apply (except for inter-city and inter-regional passenger transportation). Movement directly between the three above named places is still restricted. You can read more information about the latest easing of measures at AzerNews.
    The Baku Metro is now operating on weekdays. All public transport remains closed in Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron during weekends.
    Schools and educational facilities will start to reopen from 15 September with a phased return for pupils and students. Primary schools will reopen first with pupils attending 2-3 times a week with the start of the school year. Other grades will gradually return after 1 October depending on the epidemiological situation at the time.
    The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations.
    Hotels are open in Azerbaijan.

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    28.09.2020
  • Azerbaijan Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 30 September (Reuters, 29.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 30 September.
    However from 8 September, the restrictions on entry and exit to/from Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron no longer apply (except for inter-city and inter-regional passenger transportation). Movement directly between the three above named places is still restricted. You can read more information about the latest easing of measures at AzerNews.
    The Baku Metro is now operating on weekdays. All public transport remains closed in Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron during weekends.
    Schools and educational facilities will start to reopen from 15 September with a phased return for pupils and students. Primary schools will reopen first with pupils attending 2-3 times a week with the start of the school year. Other grades will gradually return after 1 October depending on the epidemiological situation at the time.
    The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations.
    Hotels are open in Azerbaijan.

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    14.09.2020
  • Azerbaijan Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 30 September (Reuters, 29.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 30 September.
    However from 8 September, the restrictions on entry and exit to/from Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron no longer apply (except for inter-city and inter-regional passenger transportation). Movement directly between the three above named places is still restricted. You can read more information about the latest easing of measures at AzerNews.
    The Baku Metro remains closed and public transport will not be operational in Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron during weekends. Schools and educational facilities will start to reopen from 15 September with a phased return for pupils and students. Primary schools will reopen first with pupils attending 2-3 times a week with the start of the school year. Other grades will gradually return after 1 October depending on the epidemiological situation at the time.
    The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations.
    Hotels are open in Azerbaijan.

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    08.09.2020
  • Azerbaijan Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 30 September (Reuters, 29.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 30 September.
    On August 3, 2020, the Government of Azerbaijan announced the elimination of the SMS permissions regime restricting individual movements, effective 06:00 August 5, 2020. Use of public beaches will also be permitted. Additional restrictions are in place in the cities of Baku and Sumgayit, as well as the district of Absheron. You are no longer required to register on the government’s database or gain SMS approval to leave your home. Movement between the three above named places and the rest of Azerbaijan is still restricted. More information on restrictions here [https://apa.az/en/social-news/Special-quarantine-regime-in-Azerbaijan-extended-for-one-more-month-from-today-329254].
    The Baku Metro remains closed and public transport will not be operational in Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron during weekends. Schools and educational facilities will start to reopen from 15 September with a phased return for pupils and students. Hotels are open in Azerbaijan. The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations.

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    31.08.2020
  • Azerbaijan Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 30 September (Reuters, 29.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On August 3, 2020, the Government of Azerbaijan announced the elimination of the SMS permissions regime restricting individual movements, effective 06:00 August 5, 2020. Use of public beaches will also be permitted.
    The Government of Azerbaijan’s quarantine regime restricting movement between the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic remains in effect through August 31, 2020. However, beginning August 5, 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan announced that those with special permission from [icaze.e-gov.az[ will be permitted to travel to and from the regions. A number of rules and restrictions remain in place for the remainder of Azerbaijan’s quarantine regime through August 31, 2020. In periods outside announced stay-at-home orders, individuals must maintain social distancing and wear masks on public transportation, in commercial facilities, and in a number of other instances or face a fine. Individuals are not allowed to gather in groups of five or more people in public places. Please refer to our website or the full text of the announcement for more information.The government has acknowledged that community spread of the virus is occurring and that COVID-19 infections are present in all regions of Azerbaijan. All passenger traffic to and from Azerbaijan Is currently suspended. The Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic has announced all land and air traffic in and out of Azerbaijan will remain closed at least through August 31, 2020.

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    29.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Special, private, and charter flights will continue to operate. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On August 3, 2020, the Government of Azerbaijan announced the elimination of the SMS permissions regime restricting individual movements, effective 06:00 August 5, 2020. Use of public beaches will also be permitted.
    The Government of Azerbaijan’s quarantine regime restricting movement between the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic remains in effect through August 31, 2020. However, beginning August 5, 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan announced that those with special permission from [icaze.e-gov.az[ will be permitted to travel to and from the regions. A number of rules and restrictions remain in place for the remainder of Azerbaijan’s quarantine regime through August 31, 2020. In periods outside announced stay-at-home orders, individuals must maintain social distancing and wear masks on public transportation, in commercial facilities, and in a number of other instances or face a fine. Individuals are not allowed to gather in groups of five or more people in public places. Please refer to our website or the full text of the announcement for more information.The government has acknowledged that community spread of the virus is occurring and that COVID-19 infections are present in all regions of Azerbaijan. All passenger traffic to and from Azerbaijan Is currently suspended. The Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic has announced all land and air traffic in and out of Azerbaijan will remain closed at least through August 31, 2020.

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    05.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating. Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 31 August with significant restrictions in place until 6am on 5 August 2020. Unless specifically exempted, people are not permitted to leave their places of residence in Baku, Sumgayit, the Abersheron Peninsula, Ganja, Yevlakh, Masalli, Jalilabad, Goranboy, Goygol, Mingachevir, Barda, Khachmaz, Samukh, Siyazan and Shaki unless for a permitted purpose and have SMS message authorisation or are registered in the government database. The Baku Metro will be closed from 4 July until the end of the quarantine regime. Public transport will not be operational in any of the places mentioned above during weekends. The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations. You can find more information about the regulations and fines in English on Azerbaijani newsite ‘Report’.Any individual and their vehicle(s) working in permitted fields must be registered on to the Government database by their employer using an electronic signature. You can read more information about the stricter quarantine regime and prohibited actions in English on Turan newsagency’s website and details about the most recent extension of quarantine.There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Different airlines have different policies on whether Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) holders can travel on flights to Baku. Flights from Baku are not affected. You should check with your airline before boarding for the latest information There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations [https://report.az/en/incident/milli-majlis-approves-new-fines-for-breaching-quarantine-rules/].

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    04.08.2020
  • Azerbaijan Limited Flights Available to Istanbul, London, Berlin and Minsk. A negative COVID-19 test is required for passengers flying to or from Azerbaijan in order to check-in for their flight. The certificate showing a negative COVID-19 test result must be issued within 48 hours before the flight. However, the test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before the flight to allow for time for test results to be processed. Please be sure to have a paper copy of your test results available for inspection at the airport. (OSAC, 27.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The limitations temporarily applied to the entry – exit operations via the State border as well as the postponement of international flights are extended further in the framework of the measures undertaken to sustain the wide spread of the new type coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
    The global situation of COVID 19 pandemic is analyzed, and except cargo transportation, charter flights and special flights, the limitations applied to the entry – exit operations via land and air routes in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan are extended until 1 August 2020.You should check with your airline before boarding for the latest information regarding this policy. The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating.Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. Check with your airline for the latest hand-luggage allowances and rules introduced to combat COVID-19 onboard your flight. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 31 August with significant restrictions in place until 6am on 5 August 2020. Unless specifically exempted, people are not permitted to leave their places of residence in Baku, Sumgayit, the Abersheron Peninsula, Ganja, Yevlakh, Masalli, Jalilabad, Goranboy, Goygol, Mingachevir, Barda, Khachmaz, Samukh, Siyazan and Shaki unless for a permitted purpose and have SMS message authorisation or are registered in the government database. The Baku Metro will be closed from 4 July until the end of the quarantine regime. Public transport will not be operational in any of the places mentioned above during weekends. The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations. You can find more information about the regulations and fines in English on Azerbaijani newsite ‘Report’.Any individual and their vehicle(s) working in permitted fields must be registered on to the Government database by their employer using an electronic signature. You can read more information about the stricter quarantine regime and prohibited actions in English on Turan newsagency’s website and details about the most recent extension of quarantine.There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Different airlines have different policies on whether Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) holders can travel on flights to Baku. Flights from Baku are not affected. You should check with your airline before boarding for the latest information There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations [https://report.az/en/incident/milli-majlis-approves-new-fines-for-breaching-quarantine-rules/].

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    27.07.2020
  • Azerbaijan COVID-19 restrictions extended until 31 August. (Reuters, 18.07.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Check with your travel agent about routes and availability of tickets, Different airlines have different policies on whether Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) holders can travel on flights to Baku. Flights from Baku are not affected. You should check with your airline before boarding for the latest information regarding this policy. The use of a medical mask will be required at all times whilst at the airport and on the flight. It is mandatory to keep the mask on at all times except for specific requirements for example at border control, at the request of an airport official or whilst eating.Hand luggage will not be allowed on flights incoming to Azerbaijan apart from smaller personal items such as a handbag or brief case. Check with your airline for the latest hand-luggage allowances and rules introduced to combat COVID-19 onboard your flight. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.
    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 31 August with significant restrictions in place until 6am on 5 August 2020. Unless specifically exempted, people are not permitted to leave their places of residence in Baku, Sumgayit, the Abersheron Peninsula, Ganja, Yevlakh, Masalli, Jalilabad, Goranboy, Goygol, Mingachevir, Barda, Khachmaz, Samukh, Siyazan and Shaki unless for a permitted purpose and have SMS message authorisation or are registered in the government database. The Baku Metro will be closed from 4 July until the end of the quarantine regime. Public transport will not be operational in any of the places mentioned above during weekends. The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations. You can find more information about the regulations and fines in English on Azerbaijani newsite ‘Report’.Any individual and their vehicle(s) working in permitted fields must be registered on to the Government database by their employer using an electronic signature. You can read more information about the stricter quarantine regime and prohibited actions in English on Turan newsagency’s website and details about the most recent extension of quarantine.There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Different airlines have different policies on whether Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) holders can travel on flights to Baku. Flights from Baku are not affected. You should check with your airline before boarding for the latest information There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations [https://report.az/en/incident/milli-majlis-approves-new-fines-for-breaching-quarantine-rules/].

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    19.07.2020
  • Azerbaijan The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting international passenger traffic and movement between the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through 1 August. (OSAC, 20.06.2020); Internal flights could resume from June 15. (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate. You should expect to be tested again for COVID-19 and have your temperature checked on arrival into Azerbaijan. The Cabinet of Ministers has decreed that passengers whose test on arrival is negative will not be required to stay in quarantine or self-isolate. Foreign citizens who do not fulfil the negative COVID-19 test certificate requirement will not be allowed to enter Azerbaijan as registration and boarding of flights will be conducted on the basis of this. In the absence of this certificate you will be denied entry to Azerbaijan and returned to the country of origin on the next available flight at your own expense. Anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19 will be directed to the medical station at the airport. All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The authorities have extended the ‘quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 1 August with significant restrictions in place until 6am on 20 July 2020. Unless specifically exempted, people are not permitted to leave their places of residence in Baku, Sumgayit, the Abersheron Peninsula, Ganja, Yevlakh, Masalli, Jalilabad and Lankaran with the new additions of Goranboy, Goygol, Mingachevir, Barda, Khachmaz, Samukh, Siyazan and Shaki districts unless for a permitted purpose and have SMS message authorisation [https://apa.az/en/social-news/People-in-8-cities-and-districts-of-Azerbaijan-should-get-8103-SMS-permission-leaving-home-323903] or are registered in the government database. The Baku Metro will be closed from 4 July until the end of the quarantine regime. Public transport will not be operational in any of the places mentioned above during weekends. The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in public places. There are fines for violations which are doubled for repeated violations [https://report.az/en/incident/milli-majlis-approves-new-fines-for-breaching-quarantine-rules/].

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    15.07.2020
  • Azerbaijan The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting international passenger traffic and movement between the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through 1 August. (OSAC, 20.06.2020); Internal flights could resume from June 15. (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Azerbaijani authorities have extended the suspension of all commercial passenger flights in to and out of Azerbaijan until 1 August at the earliest.
    All passengers travelling to or from Azerbaijan will require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate. You should expect to be tested again for COVID-19 and have your temperature checked on arrival into Azerbaijan.
    Passengers whose test on arrival is negative will not be required to stay in quarantine or self-isolate, according to the state health agency (TABIB) and Foreign Ministry. However, you will still have to abide by the restrictions on movement which remain in force for everybody in Azerbaijan. Foreign citizens who do not fulfil the negative COVID-19 test certificate requirement will not be allowed to enter Azerbaijan as registration and boarding of flights will be conducted on the basis of this. If you are arriving to Azerbaijan via a third country you will still be required to produce a COVID-19 negative test certificate on arrival even if your airline does not request one for boarding part of your journey. In the absence of this certificate you will be denied entry to Azerbaijan and returned to the country of origin on the next available flight at your own expense.
    Anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19 will be directed to the medical station at the airport. From there the case will be reported to the Emergency Medical Services.
    All passengers travelling from Azerbaijan will also require a negative COVID-19 test. The test itself can be taken more than 48 hours before your flight but the certificate showing the negative test result will only be accepted if issued within 48 hours before the flight.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The authorities have extended the quarantine regime in Azerbaijan to 1 August with significant restrictions in place from 00:00 on 21 June 2020 until 06:00 on 5 July. Unless specifically exempted, people are not permitted to leave their places of residence in Baku, Sumgayit, the Absheron Peninsula, Ganja, Yevlakh, Masalli, Jalilabad and Lankaran unless for a permitted purpose and have SMS message authorisation or are registered in the Government database. You can read more information about the stricter quarantine regime here. Any individual and their vehicle(s) working in permitted fields must be registered on to the Government database icaze.e-gov.az by their employer using an electronic signature. Restrictive measures are in place until 1 August to combat the spread of COVID-19. The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in a number of circumstances and failure to do so could lead to being fined. Some restrictions on internal travel around Azerbaijan remain in place.

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    03.07.2020
  • Azerbaijan The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting international passenger traffic and movement between the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through 1 August. (OSAC, 20.06.2020); Internal flights could resume from June 15. (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Azerbaijani authorities have extended the suspension of all commercial passenger flights in to and out of Azerbaijan until 1 August at the earliest.
    Azerbaijani border officials are screening all arriving travelers for symptoms. In case of any suspected exposure, the passenger — regardless of national origin or purpose of travel — will be evaluated and sent to specially designated facilities for quarantine, as appropriate.
    Currently all arrivals to Azerbaijan, are being placed in a mandatory 14-day quarantine in government-provided facilities, regardless of travel origin. We have received reports of families being separated in these facilities, and persons being required to share rooms with others. Quarantine measures are subject to change without prior notice.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The authorities have extended the quarantine regime in Azerbaijan to 1 August with significant restrictions in place from 00:00 on 21 June 2020 until 06:00 on 5 July. Unless specifically exempted, people are not permitted to leave their places of residence in Baku, Sumgayit, the Absheron Peninsula, Ganja, Yevlakh, Masalli, Jalilabad and Lankaran unless for a permitted purpose and have SMS message authorisation or are registered in the Government database. You can read more information about the stricter quarantine regime here. Any individual and their vehicle(s) working in permitted fields must be registered on to the Government database icaze.e-gov.az by their employer using an electronic signature. Restrictive measures are in place until 1 August to combat the spread of COVID-19. The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in a number of circumstances and failure to do so could lead to being fined. Some restrictions on internal travel around Azerbaijan remain in place.

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    26.06.2020
  • Azerbaijan The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting international passenger traffic and movement between the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through 1 August. (OSAC, 20.06.2020)

    Internal flights could resume from June 15. (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan until 1 August 2020.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Azerbaijan.
    2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Azerbaijan.
    3. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
    5. Suspension of e-visa issuance and visa on arrival facilities.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All entry into and exit from the country via air and land borders is suspended until at least 1 August inrestricted areas. Online visa application has been suspended; all applications are required to apply with corresponding embassies. All arriving passengers, including Azerbaijan citizens, are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, those who show symptoms will be immediately evaluated and sent to quarantine facilities for up to 21 days. Specially-authorised flights may be possible with government permission.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Azerbaijan announced the reintroduction of an SMS permissions regime restricting individual movements of persons in affected areas from 06:00 a.m. June 21 through July 5, 2020. These rules apply for individuals located in Baku, Ganja, Sumgayit, Lankaran, Yevlakh, Masalli, Lankaran, Jalilabad, and Absheron. According to these restrictions, citizens will need to obtain permission by sending a text message in order to leave home for essential trips, including visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities, and banks. Individuals must send “1” to leave home for medical care, “2” for trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, bank, or post office, and “3” to attend funerals. Foreigners temporarily staying in Azerbaijan can obtain an identification number from the State Migration Service (SMS) online. Foreigners must then text the number indicating the reason for their departure from home plus either their temporary or permanent residence number (e.g. MYI/DYI 11111111) or the identification number provided online by the SMS to the number 8103. For example, if a person with a temporary residence permit would like to leave the house to buy groceries, s/he would text “2 MYI 11111111” to 8103. A text message granting permission will come within one hour. Individuals are allowed to be away from home for two hours when using code “1” or “2.”
    Police will then verify this information when conducting checks on the street. Fines or jail terms can be imposed for violators of these rules. For assistance to resolve technical difficulties, or if you do not receive permission within one hour, call the ASAN service center at 9108. Please refer to our website or this announcement for more information.
    A number of rules and restrictions remain in place for the remainder of Azerbaijan’s announced quarantine regime through August 1, 2020. In periods outside announced stay-at-home orders, individuals must maintain social distancing and wear masks on public transportation, in commercial facilities, and in a number of other instances face a fine. Individuals are not allowed to gather in groups of 10 or more people in public places. Individuals aged 65 and above are now allowed to leave their homes but are encouraged to do so only if necessary. Traffic to/from the areas of Baku, Absheron, Ganja, and Lankaran remains suspended.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Many previously introduced restrictions have been relaxed or lifted, however the wearing of face masks is now mandatory in a number of circumstances and failure to do so could lead to being fined. Some restrictions on internal travel around Azerbaijan remain in place.
    From 18 May, access to parks and recreation areas are allowed. Shopping centers, cinemas, restaurants and cafes reopened on May 31 but the wearing of protective face masks and social distancing is mandatory in public spaces.
    Museums and exhibition halls reopened, while people aged over 65 will be allowed to leave their homes for essential purposes, subject to the observance of social distancing and the use of protective equipment.
    While most public transport services, including railway operations, remain suspended until at least 31 May, some regions are allowing permit-free interregional movement in private vehicles. The SMS permits system, wherein residents are required to obtain official permission to travel via a text message (SMS), will also be abolished from 18 May in the capital Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, Sumgayit cities and Absheron district. However, travel from other locations to Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, and Sumgayit cities and Absheron district remains restricted. A ban on public gatherings of more than ten people remains in place countrywide.

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    23.06.2020
  • Azerbaijan The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting international passenger traffic and movement between the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through 1 August. (OSAC, 20.06.2020)

    Internal flights could resume from June 15. (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Azerbaijan.
    2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Azerbaijan.
    3. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
    5. Suspension of e-visa issuance and visa on arrival facilities.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All entry into and exit from the country via air and land borders is suspended until at least 1 August inrestricted areas. Online visa application has been suspended; all applications are required to apply with corresponding embassies. All arriving passengers, including Azerbaijan citizens, are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, those who show symptoms will be immediately evaluated and sent to quarantine facilities for up to 21 days. Specially-authorised flights may be possible with government permission.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Azerbaijan announced the reintroduction of an SMS permissions regime restricting individual movements of persons in affected areas from 06:00 a.m. June 21 through July 5, 2020. These rules apply for individuals located in Baku, Ganja, Sumgayit, Lankaran, Yevlakh, Masalli, Lankaran, Jalilabad, and Absheron. According to these restrictions, citizens will need to obtain permission by sending a text message in order to leave home for essential trips, including visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities, and banks. Individuals must send “1” to leave home for medical care, “2” for trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, bank, or post office, and “3” to attend funerals. Foreigners temporarily staying in Azerbaijan can obtain an identification number from the State Migration Service (SMS) online. Foreigners must then text the number indicating the reason for their departure from home plus either their temporary or permanent residence number (e.g. MYI/DYI 11111111) or the identification number provided online by the SMS to the number 8103. For example, if a person with a temporary residence permit would like to leave the house to buy groceries, s/he would text “2 MYI 11111111” to 8103. A text message granting permission will come within one hour. Individuals are allowed to be away from home for two hours when using code “1” or “2.”
    Police will then verify this information when conducting checks on the street. Fines or jail terms can be imposed for violators of these rules. For assistance to resolve technical difficulties, or if you do not receive permission within one hour, call the ASAN service center at 9108. Please refer to our website or this announcement for more information.
    A number of rules and restrictions remain in place for the remainder of Azerbaijan’s announced quarantine regime through August 1, 2020. In periods outside announced stay-at-home orders, individuals must maintain social distancing and wear masks on public transportation, in commercial facilities, and in a number of other instances face a fine. Individuals are not allowed to gather in groups of 10 or more people in public places. Individuals aged 65 and above are now allowed to leave their homes but are encouraged to do so only if necessary. Traffic to/from the areas of Baku, Absheron, Ganja, and Lankaran remains suspended.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Many previously introduced restrictions have been relaxed or lifted, however the wearing of face masks is now mandatory in a number of circumstances and failure to do so could lead to being fined. Some restrictions on internal travel around Azerbaijan remain in place.
    From 18 May, access to parks and recreation areas are allowed. Shopping centers, cinemas, restaurants and cafes reopened on May 31 but the wearing of protective face masks and social distancing is mandatory in public spaces.
    Museums and exhibition halls reopened, while people aged over 65 will be allowed to leave their homes for essential purposes, subject to the observance of social distancing and the use of protective equipment.
    While most public transport services, including railway operations, remain suspended until at least 31 May, some regions are allowing permit-free interregional movement in private vehicles. The SMS permits system, wherein residents are required to obtain official permission to travel via a text message (SMS), will also be abolished from 18 May in the capital Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, Sumgayit cities and Absheron district. However, travel from other locations to Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, and Sumgayit cities and Absheron district remains restricted. A ban on public gatherings of more than ten people remains in place countrywide.

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    20.06.2020
  • Azerbaijan Azerbaijan has extended coronavirus lockdown restrictions including the closure of borders until July 1. Internal flights could resume from June 15. (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    Azerbaijan is expected to resume domestic flights on June 8. (Media reports, 01.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Azerbaijan.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a work permit issued by Azerbaijan.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission issued by the government of Azerbaijan.
    2. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    3. Passengers will be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and placed in quarantine for 14 days.
    4. The issuance of e-visas and visa on arrival has been suspended.

    International restrictions:

    All entry into and exit from the country via air and land borders is suspended until at least 1 July. Online visa application has been suspended; all applications are required to apply with corresponding embassies. All arriving passengers, including Azerbaijan citizens, are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, those who show symptoms will be immediately evaluated and sent to quarantine facilities for up to 21 days. Specially-authorised flights may be possible with government permission.

    Internal restrictions:

    From 00:00 on 6 June to 06:00 on 8 June 2020, unless specifically exempted, people are not permitted to leave their places of residence, and activity in all spheres of work, services and trade will stop in Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran and the Absheron Peninsula. This includes all private vehicles and public transport with the exception of emergency services and authorised organisations and institutions. Failure to follow these regulations could lead to a fine of up to 200 manats or being detained. You can read more information about these measures and any exemptions that apply here. Any individual and their vehicle(s) working in permitted fields must be registered on to the Government database icaze.e-gov.az by their employer using an electronic signature. Restrictive measures are in place until 15 June.

    The authorities in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh declared a state of emergency until at least 22.00 on 22 June. Most categories of traveller will be prohibited entry into the region during the period. Exempted categories include partially recognised Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) passport holders and their relatives, Nagorno-Karabakh permanent residents, as well as foreign diplomatic staff and their families.

    Relaxation Measures:
    Many previously introduced restrictions have been relaxed or lifted, however the wearing of face masks is now mandatory in a number of circumstances and failure to do so could lead to being fined. Some restrictions on internal travel around Azerbaijan remain in place.
    From 18 May, access to parks and recreation areas are allowed. Shopping centers, cinemas, restaurants and cafes reopened on May 31 but the wearing of protective face masks and social distancing is mandatory in public spaces.
    Museums and exhibition halls reopened, while people aged over 65 will be allowed to leave their homes for essential purposes, subject to the observance of social distancing and the use of protective equipment.
    While most public transport services, including railway operations, remain suspended until at least 31 May, some regions are allowing permit-free interregional movement in private vehicles. The SMS permits system, wherein residents are required to obtain official permission to travel via a text message (SMS), will also be abolished from 18 May in the capital Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, Sumgayit cities and Absheron district. However, travel from other locations to Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, and Sumgayit cities and Absheron district remains restricted. A ban on public gatherings of more than ten people remains in place countrywide.

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    09.06.2020
  • Azerbaijan Public transport will be suspended as government orders big city residents to stay home this weekend due to COVID-19 (Reuters, 04.06.2020).

    Azerbaijan is expected to resume domestic flights on June 8. (Media reports, 01.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Azerbaijan.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a work permit issued by Azerbaijan.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission issued by the government of Azerbaijan.
    2. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    3. Passengers will be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and placed in quarantine for 14 days.
    4. The issuance of e-visas and visa on arrival has been suspended.

    International restrictions:

    All entry into and exit from the country via air and land borders is suspended until at least 15 June. Online visa application has been suspended; all applications are required to apply with corresponding embassies. All arriving passengers, including Azerbaijan citizens, are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, those who show symptoms will be immediately evaluated and sent to quarantine facilities for up to 21 days. Specially-authorised flights may be possible with government permission.

    Internal restrictions:

    From 00:00 on 6 June to 06:00 on 8 June 2020, unless specifically exempted, people are not permitted to leave their places of residence, and activity in all spheres of work, services and trade will stop in Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran and the Absheron Peninsula. This includes all private vehicles and public transport with the exception of emergency services and authorised organisations and institutions. Failure to follow these regulations could lead to a fine of up to 200 manats or being detained. You can read more information about these measures and any exemptions that apply here. Any individual and their vehicle(s) working in permitted fields must be registered on to the Government database icaze.e-gov.az by their employer using an electronic signature. Restrictive measures are in place until 15 June.

    The authorities in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh declared a state of emergency until at least 22.00 on 22 June. Most categories of traveller will be prohibited entry into the region during the period. Exempted categories include partially recognised Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) passport holders and their relatives, Nagorno-Karabakh permanent residents, as well as foreign diplomatic staff and their families.

    Relaxation Measures:
    Many previously introduced restrictions have been relaxed or lifted, however the wearing of face masks is now mandatory in a number of circumstances and failure to do so could lead to being fined. Some restrictions on internal travel around Azerbaijan remain in place.
    Government offices, retail services, restaurants and recreational facilities in some areas will resume operations from 4 May. A gradual easing of COVID-19-related internal restrictions will started on 18 May. From 18 May, access to parks and recreation areas are allowed. Restaurants, cafes and catering establishments are permitted to receive dine-in customers from 08.00 to 18.00. Museums and exhibition halls reopened, while people aged over 65 will be allowed to leave their homes for essential purposes, subject to the observance of social distancing and the use of protective equipment.
    While most public transport services, including railway operations, remain suspended until at least 31 May, some regions are allowing permit-free interregional movement in private vehicles. The SMS permits system, wherein residents are required to obtain official permission to travel via a text message (SMS), will also be abolished from 18 May in the capital Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, Sumgayit cities and Absheron district. However, travel from other locations to Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, and Sumgayit cities and Absheron district remains restricted. A ban on public gatherings of more than ten people remains in place countrywide.

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    05.06.2020
  • Azerbaijan Azerbaijan is expected to resume domestic flights on June 8. (Media reports, 01.06.2020)

    Baku GYD Airport closed until 31 May 2020 (Qatar Airways)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Azerbaijan.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a work permit issued by Azerbaijan.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission issued by the government of Azerbaijan.
    2. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.
    3. Passengers will be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and placed in quarantine for 14 days.
    4. The issuance of e-visas and visa on arrival has been suspended.

    International restrictions:

    All entry into and exit from the country via air and land borders is suspended until at least 15 June. Online visa application has been suspended; all applications are required to apply with corresponding embassies. All arriving passengers, including Azerbaijan citizens, are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, those who show symptoms will be immediately evaluated and sent to quarantine facilities for up to 21 days. Specially-authorised flights may be possible with government permission.

    Internal restrictions:

    Government offices, retail services, restaurants and recreational facilities in some areas will resume operations from 4 May. A gradual easing of COVID-19-related internal restrictions will started on 18 May. From 18 May, access to parks and recreation areas are allowed. Restaurants, cafes and catering establishments are permitted to receive dine-in customers from 08.00 to 18.00. Museums and exhibition halls reopened, while people aged over 65 will be allowed to leave their homes for essential purposes, subject to the observance of social distancing and the use of protective equipment.
    While most public transport services, including railway operations, remain suspended until at least 31 May, some regions are allowing permit-free interregional movement in private vehicles. The SMS permits system, wherein residents are required to obtain official permission to travel via a text message (SMS), will also be abolished from 18 May in the capital Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, Sumgayit cities and Absheron district. However, travel from other locations to Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, and Sumgayit cities and Absheron district remains restricted. A ban on public gatherings of more than ten people remains in place countrywide. In addition, all persons undertaking movement should wear facemasks and carry identity papers at all times.
    The authorities in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh declared a state of emergency until at least 22.00 on 22 June. Most categories of traveller will be prohibited entry into the region during the period. Exempted categories include partially recognised Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) passport holders and their relatives, Nagorno-Karabakh permanent residents, as well as foreign diplomatic staff and their families.

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    01.06.2020
  • Azerbaijan Baku GYD Airport closed until 31 May 2020 (Qatar Airways) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan. – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Azerbaijan. – This does not apply to passengers with a work permit issued by Azerbaijan. – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission issued by the government of Azerbaijan. 2. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival. 3. Passengers will be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and placed in quarantine for 14 days. 4. The issuance of e-visas and visa on arrival has been suspended.

    International restrictions:

    All entry into and exit from the country via air and land borders is suspended until at least 15 June. Online visa application has been suspended; all applications are required to apply with corresponding embassies. All arriving passengers, including Azerbaijan citizens, are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, those who show symptoms will be immediately evaluated and sent to quarantine facilities for up to 21 days. Specially-authorised flights may be possible with government permission.

    Internal restrictions:

    Government offices, retail services, restaurants and recreational facilities in some areas will resume operations from 4 May. A gradual easing of COVID-19-related internal restrictions will started on 18 May. From 18 May, access to parks and recreation areas are allowed. Restaurants, cafes and catering establishments are permitted to receive dine-in customers from 08.00 to 18.00. Museums and exhibition halls reopened, while people aged over 65 will be allowed to leave their homes for essential purposes, subject to the observance of social distancing and the use of protective equipment. While most public transport services, including railway operations, remain suspended until at least 31 May, some regions are allowing permit-free interregional movement in private vehicles. The SMS permits system, wherein residents are required to obtain official permission to travel via a text message (SMS), will also be abolished from 18 May in the capital Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, Sumgayit cities and Absheron district. However, travel from other locations to Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, and Sumgayit cities and Absheron district remains restricted. A ban on public gatherings of more than ten people remains in place countrywide. In addition, all persons undertaking movement should wear facemasks and carry identity papers at all times. The authorities in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh declared a state of emergency until at least 22.00 on 22 June. Most categories of traveller will be prohibited entry into the region during the period. Exempted categories include partially recognised Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) passport holders and their relatives, Nagorno-Karabakh permanent residents, as well as foreign diplomatic staff and their families.

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    30.05.2020
  • Azerbaijan

    International restrictions:

    All entry into and exit from the country via air and land borders is suspended until at least 31 May. Online visa application has been suspended; all applications are required to apply with corresponding embassies. All arriving passengers, including Azerbaijan citizens, are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days, those who show symptoms will be immediately evaluated and sent to quarantine facilities for up to 21 days. Specially-authorised flights may be possible with government permission.

    Internal restrictions:

    Government offices, retail services, restaurants and recreational facilities in some areas will resume operations from 4 May. A gradual easing of COVID-19-related internal restrictions will start on 18 May. From 18 May, access to parks and recreation areas will be allowed. Restaurants, cafes and catering establishments will also be permitted to receive dine-in customers from 08.00 to 18.00 (local time). Museums and exhibition halls will reopen, while people aged over 65 will be allowed to leave their homes for essential purposes, subject to the observance of social distancing and the use of protective equipment. While most public transport services, including railway operations, will remain suspended until at least 31 May, some regions are allowing permit-free inter-regional movement in private vehicles. The SMS permits system, wherein residents are required to obtain official permission to travel via a text message (SMS), will also be abolished from 18 May in the capital Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, Sumgayit cities and Absheron district. However, travel from other locations to Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, and Sumgayit cities and Absheron district remains restricted. A ban on public gatherings of more than ten people remains in place countrywide. In addition, all persons undertaking movement should wear face masks and carry identity papers at all times. The authorities in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh declared a state of emergency until at least 22.00 (local time) on 22 June. Most categories of traveller will be prohibited entry into the region during the period. Exempted categories include partially recognised Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) passport holders and their relatives, Nagorno-Karabakh permanent residents, as well as foreign diplomatic staff and their families..

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    18.05.2020
  • Azerbaijan Azerbaijan will keep its borders closed until May 31. (Reuters, 29.04.2020) Partial lockdown extended until 31 May (Reuters, 01.05.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan.

    – This does not apply to nationals of Azerbaijan.

    – This does not apply to passengers who reside in Azerbaijan.

    – This does not apply to passengers with a work permit issued by Azerbaijan.

    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permission issued by the government of Azerbaijan.

    2. A completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be presented upon arrival.

    3. Passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and placed in quarantine for 14 days.

    4. The issuance of e-visas and visa on arrival has been suspended.

    Land and air connections with Turkey are suspended from 15 March.

    Internal restrictions:

    Government offices, retail services, restaurants and recreational facilities in some areas will resume operations from 4 May.
    While most public transport services, including railway operations, will remain suspended until at least 31 May, some regions will allow permit-free inter-regional movement in private vehicles from 00.01 on 4 May.
    However, existing measures will not be relaxed in the capital Baku, and Absheron, Ganja-Gazakh and Lankaran regions.
    The SMS permits system, wherein residents are required to obtain official permission to travel via a free SMS message, will remain in place in the capital Baku, Ganja, Lankaran and Absheron regions. People in these regions will only be allowed to leave their residence for a period of three hours, while those returning to work will need to obtain permits from their employers.
    A ban on public gatherings of more than ten people remains in place countrywide.
    In addition, all persons undertaking movement should wear face masks and carry identity papers at all times.
    The authorities in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh declared a state of emergency until at least 22.00 (local time) on 12 May. Most categories of traveller will be prohibited entry into the region during the period. Exempted categories include partially recognised Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) passport holders and their relatives, Nagorno-Karabakh permanent residents, as well as foreign diplomatic staff and their families.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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