Azerbaijan Coronavirus - Travel Advice
Last updated: October 15, 2021
Azerbaijan and Coronavirus
Quarantine in Azerbaijan has been extended until November 1, 2021. As of October 2021, only adults with a COVID passport are allowed to enter enclosed public facilities in Azerbaijan. This electronic document is issued to people who have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine or who have been infected in the past six months. Citizens and owners of establishments who violate these rules will be subject to heavy fines.
Masks are no longer required outdoors but must still be worn indoors and in enclosed markets. Large retail facilities and malls are permitted to function if at least 30% of employees are vaccinated against coronavirus. At least 80 percent of employees of all government, medical, pharmaceutical and educational institutions are required to be fully vaccinated by the end of October.
SinoVac, Pfizer, Sputnik V and AstraZeneca are all available in Azerbaijan, although only persons over 60 years of age can be vaccinated with AstraZeneca. According to official information, almost 49% of the country’s total population has been vaccinated with one dose of the vaccine, while 41% of the population is fully vaccinated.
Covid-19: Azerbaijan Entry Requirements
Currently there are regular charter flights operating between Baku and Istanbul, Minsk, London, Berlin, Dubai, Frankfurt, Moscow, Kiev, Ankara, Antalya and other cities.
Azerbaijan’s e-visa system is now working but is only open to citizens, permanent residents and stateless persons residing in the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- Great Britain
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
These individuals can only enter Azerbaijan by air. In order to do so, they must submit the following:
- A COVID passport as proof of complete vaccination against, or recovery from, COVID-19 (required only from passengers 18 years of age and older);
- A negative PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before the flight (required from all passengers aged 1 and older).
No COVID-related documents are required for infants under 1 year of age.
Passengers who do not meet the stated requirements will not be allowed to enter the country and, if not denied boarding before the flight takes off, will be returned by the same flight upon arrival.
From all countries not listed above, only the following individuals are allowed to enter Azerbaijan:
- Residents of Azerbaijan;
- Foreign citizens who hold a work permit in Azerbaijan;
- Employees and family members of foreign embassies and consulates accredited in Azerbaijan;
- Foreign citizens with a parent, spouse or child who is a citizen of Azerbaijan;
- Foreign citizens with a temporary or permanent residence permit in Azerbaijan.
In order to board a flight to Azerbaijan, it is necessary to present a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours before the time of departure. The test results must be printed out. If a traveler has Covid-19 symptoms, he/she will be directed immediately to the medical station at the airport. All passengers arriving to Baku are required to self-isolate for two weeks.
In accordance with Azerbaijan’s Covid-19 travel restrictions, wearing a face mask is mandatory at both the airport and for the entire duration of the flight.
Azerbaijan Quarantine Rules
There is no longer a requirement for arrivals to Azerbaijan to self-isolate.
Please bear in mind that restrictions may be enforced on very short notice, so anyone with travel plans to the region is encouraged to remain up to date on the latest Azerbaijan travel advice and to monitor the situation closely.