Azerbaijan (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Covid19 test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 25.01.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 March 2021.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Azerbaijan.
2. 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.


Detailed Tourist Information

As a preventive measure, entry to Azerbaijan is temporarily suspended for all citizens of China and Iran. Visa issuance for the citizens of these countries has also been suspended.

As a preventive measure, Azerbaijan has suspended processing “ASAN Visa”. Foreign nationals wishing to visit Azerbaijan are requested to apply for a visa through relevant local Azerbaijani embassies and consulates that will operate in a special mode. For further inquiries, please contact [email protected]

To obtain permission to enter Azerbaijan, foreigners must submit a medical certificate after being tested for COVID-19. This requirement also applies to Azerbaijani citizens who have visited countries affected by an outbreak of coronavirus in the last 14 days.

Borders are closed with Iran until the 2nd of November.

Borders are closed with Georgia until the 2nd of November.

Mutual visits of Azerbaijani and Russian citizens have been temporarily suspended effective from 18th of March.

Restrictions on travelling to and out of Azerbaijan by air or land are in force until 2nd of November, except for cargo and charter flights.

The following flight options are currently available, based on specific rules and regulations by the airline operating the flight:

-Baku-Istanbul-Baku direction, operated by AZAL, 11 times a week
-Baku-Istanbul-Baku direction, operated by Turkish Airlines, 4 times a week
-Baku-Minsk direction, operated by Belavia, twice a week
-Baku-London-Baku direction, operated by AZAL, once a week
-Baku-Berlin-Baku direction, operated by AZAL, once a week
-Baku-Dubai-Baku direction, operated by FlyDubai, twice a week
-Baku-Frankfurt-Baku direction, operated by Lufthansa, twice a week
-Baku-Moscow-Baku direction, operated by Aeroflot, twice a week
-Baku-Kyiv-Baku direction, operated by Ukraine International Airlines, twice a week
-Baku-Ankara-Baku direction, operated by AZAL, twice a week
-Baku-Antalya-Baku direction, operated by AZAL, once a week

Border officials are screening all arriving travellers for symptoms. In case of any suspected exposure, the passenger — regardless of nationality or purpose of travel — will be evaluated and sent to a specially designated quarantine facility for 14 days.

Border officials are also taking steps to disinfect land border crossings.

Lockdown Details

The authorities have extended the ‘special quarantine regime’ in Azerbaijan to 01 April 2021.

From 18 January 2021 restrictions requiring you to have an SMS message granting permission to leave residences are lifted in 5 cities and 12 districts including Baku, Sumqait and the Absheron Peninsula. A full list of areas can be found on the APA news website. From 25 January 2021 restrictions on travel between regions of Azerbaijan are lifted.

From 25 January 2021, most businesses and services are open (with the exception of shopping malls). From 1 February 2021 restaurants and cafes are open.

Local lockdowns could be applied at very short notice, you should monitor local news outlets regularly for latest updates.

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 until at least 01 April.

Schools and educational facilities have moved classes online. Extra curricula tutorial classes and training centres activites remain online only.

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