*Travelling to Azerbaijan: There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku. Check with your travel agent about routes and availability of tickets, and check FCDO Travel Advice for information on transiting other countries. 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. Azerbaijan’s land borders with all neighbouring countries remain closed.
*Screening: 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 of the flight’s arrival time in Baku. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate. You may be tested again for COVID-19 and have your temperature checked on arrival into Azerbaijan. You should arrange to take a private test.
Anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival in Azerbaijan will be directed to the medical station at the airport. From there the case will be reported to the Emergency Medical Services.
All other passengers will still need to self-isolate for 14 days. It is possible to end self-isolation if you are tested again 6 days after arrival and the result is negative. You must arrange and pay for the test yourself with a private provider. You should keep hold of any negative certificate should you be asked to provide evidence of a negative test by the authorities. Many providers offer the option to be tested at home, as you are required to self-isolate until you are re-confirmed as being COVID-19 negative you should choose this service.
Foreign citizens who do not provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival may be refused entry to Azerbaijan and returned to their country of origin at their own expense – alternatively they may be required to enter state quarantine facilities. If you are required to enter a state quarantine facility you should contact the embassy using the instructions above
If you are arriving to Azerbaijan via a third country (i.e. not directly from the UK) 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.
*Testing on departure: 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 of the flight’s arrival time in Baku. You should seek to have your test results via email and printed off, or a paper certificate.
A list of laboratories testing for Coronavirus accredited by the State Health Agency (TABIB) can be found on Azerbaijan Airlines’ (AZAL) website. Internal Restrictions:
*Public places and services: The authorities have extended the ‘special quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 1 June 2021.
There are currently no restrictions on travel around Azerbaijan. Most businesses and services are open including restaurants and cafes. Shopping malls remain closed. The wearing of masks both outdoors and indoors in public places is mandatory. Failure to wear a mask could incur a 100 AZN fine.
The Baku Metro remains closed. Public transport remains closed in Baku and a number of towns and cities across Azerbaijan during weekends.
*Local lockdowns: 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.