Azerbaijan (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 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 06.07.2021
1. Until 1 August 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, Israel, Qatar, Russian Fed., Turkey, USA and United Arab Emirates;
– British nationals;
– residents of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
Residence permits issued by Bahrain and Qatar must be valid for a minimum of 95 days on arrival and those issued by the United Arab Emirates must be valid for a minimum of 185 days on arrival.
2. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Azerbaijan.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 1 year.
3. British nationals and nationals of Bahrain, Hungary, Israel, Qatar, Russian Fed., Turkey, USA and United Arab Emirates must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.
4. Residents of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Qatar and United Arab Emirates must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Foreigners visiting Azerbaijan for the UEFA EURO 2020 games should submit at least one of the following documents to be able to obtain a visa from May 1 till July 5, 2021, at the checkpoints on Azerbaijan`s state border:

-official invitation letter from the Organizing Committee or from the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA)
-accreditation card or another document from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)
-a ticket or a document confirming the receipt of a ticket to the game for the citizens of the playing team countries

For the attention of football fans visiting the UEFA EURO 2020 games:

-PCR tests are not required to enter the Baku Olympic Stadium and attend the games
-You are required to present a negative PCR test at the airport taken at most 48 hours before your departure. PCR test centers will be available at the Fan Meeting Points in the Port Baku Park and Baku Eye area, as well as at the Baku Olympic Stadium. Moreover, you can get a PCR test at one of the clinics and laboratories listed here – https://www.azal.az/en/information/covid-clinics

Citizens and residents of Russia, Turkey, the United States, Bahrain, the UAE, Great Britain, Israel, Hungary and Qatar are able to travel to Azerbaijan by air under the following conditions:

-submission of an official document issued by the relevant country (COVID passport) on complete vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 for passengers over 18 years of age and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the flight
-submission of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the flight for passengers aged from 1 to 18 years

-Restrictions on travelling to and out of Azerbaijan by air or land are in force until the 1st of August, except for cargo and charter flights.

-For more information on available flight options, please visit the official website of Heydar Aliyev International Airport – https://www.airport.az/

-Border officials are taking necessary steps to disinfect land border crossings.

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

Lockdown Details

The special quarantine regime will remain in effect until August 1, 2021

Effective May 31, 2021 masks are no longer required in outdoor spaces, but remain obligatory indoors, subject to fines.

Most public transportation, including the Baku Metro, reopened on May 31, but will not operate on weekends.

As of June 10, 2021, beaches, sport and health centers, places of religious worship, malls, and shopping centers are reopened, subject to numerical limitations and mask requirements.

Schools are open for a mix of in-person and remote learning.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/azerbaijan/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co