Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Baku has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Baku, including against hotels such as the J.W. Marriott Absheron, as well as potentially other locations in Baku.  U.S. citizens are advised to exercise heightened caution in locations where Americans or foreigners may …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Baku

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan Event: Security Alert to U.S. Citizens As we noted in our January 4, 2020  Security Alert , heightened tensions in the Middle East continue and may result in security risks to U.S. citizens in Azerbaijan.  The U.S. Embassy in Baku urges U.S. citizens to remain vigilant about their personal security and maintain a heightened …

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COVID-19 Information for Azerbaijan

Country-Specific Information:  Azerbaijan has acknowledged that community spread of the COVID-19 virus is occurring and that COVID-19 infections are present in all regions of Azerbaijan. All land and air traffic in and out of Azerbaijan will remain closed at least through November 2, 2020. Special, private, and charter flights continue to operate, and can be …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Regions Outside the Absheron Peninsula, Azerbaijan Event: The U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan urges U.S. citizens to reconsider non-essential travel outside of the Absheron Peninsula due to heightened tensions and recent violence along portions of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.  The U.S. Embassy in Baku has instructed U.S. Embassy employees and their family members not to travel outside …

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Alerts Update

U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan Resumes Routine Services for American Citizens The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the resumption of routine services for American Citizens beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020. A limited number of passport, consular report of birth abroad (CRBA), and notarial service appointments will be available on Tuesday and …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Current Situation in Azerbaijan The Government of Azerbaijan’s special quarantine regime remains in effect through September 30, 2020.  The tightened quarantine regime will only remain in effect in Baku, Absheron and Sumqayit districts.  Museums and exhibition halls are authorized to reopen on August 31, 2020.  Public transportation in Baku will remain closed on weekends throughout …

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Azerbaijan Level 3 Travel Advisory

  Reconsider travel to Azerbaijan due to COVID-19 and terrorism concerns.  Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Azerbaijan due to COVID-19. Azerbaijan has lifted its stay at home order, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.  Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Limited Flights Available to Istanbul, London, Berlin, Minsk and Dubai Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering multiple weekly flights between Baku and Istanbul. AZAL is offering weekly flights between Baku and London (Thursdays) and Baku and Berlin (Fridays). Belavia is offering flights to Minsk and FlyDubai is offering flights to Dubai.  AZAL recently …

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Limited number of F1 student visa renewal applications

Effective August 5, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan will accept a limited number of F1 student visa renewal applications through the Interview Waiver (IW) program.  This special exemption applies to F1 applicants who meet ALL of the following qualifications: The applicant is an Azerbaijani citizen holding an Azerbaijani passport who regularly resides in Azerbaijan; …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Limited Flights Available to Istanbul, London, Berlin and Minsk Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering limited flights between Baku and Istanbul. AZAL is offering limited flights between Baku and London, Berlin, and Minsk.  AZAL recently announced that their special flight offerings would continue through October, 2020.  Flight reservations can be made directly through …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Limited Flights Available to Istanbul, London, Berlin and Minsk    Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering limited flights between Baku and Istanbul. AZAL is offering limited flights between Baku and London, Berlin, and Minsk.  Flight reservations can be made directly through the airlines. A negative COVID-19 test is required for passengers flying to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location: Tovuz and Qazakh Regions, Azerbaijan Event: The U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan urges U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Tovuz and Qazakh regions due to recent violence and heightened tensions along portions of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.  The U.S. Embassy in Baku has instructed U.S. Embassy employees and their family members to avoid travel to the …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Limited Flights Available to Istanbul on AZAL and Turkish Airlines Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering limited flights between Baku and Istanbul. Flight reservations can be made directly through the airlines. A negative COVID-19 test is required for passengers flying to or from Azerbaijan in order to check-in for their flight. The …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Limited Flights Available to Istanbul on AZAL and Turkish Airlines  Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering limited flights between Baku and Istanbul.  Flight reservations can be made directly through the airlines. A negative COVID-19 test is required for passengers flying to or from Azerbaijan in order to check-in for their …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Limited Flights Available to Istanbul on AZAL and Turkish Airlines Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering limited flights between Baku and Istanbul. Flight reservations can be made directly through the airlines. A negative COVID-19 test is required for passengers flying to or from Azerbaijan in order to check-in for their flight. The …

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Health Alert and Update on Weekend Movement Restrictions

Current Situation in 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 August 1, 2020. On June 17, 2020, 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 …

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Health Alert and Update on Weekend Movement Restrictions

Current Situation in 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 July 1, 2020.  The Government of Azerbaijan will instate a mandatory stay-at-home order for individuals in Baku, Sumgayit, the Absheron Peninsula, Ganja, Yevlakh, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Current Situation in Azerbaijan: The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting international passenger traffic and movement in the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through May 31, 2020. The Government of Azerbaijan has implemented strict rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, or permanent …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Current Situation in Azerbaijan: The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting international passenger traffic and movement in the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through May 31, 2020. The Government of Azerbaijan has implemented strict rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Current Situation in Azerbaijan: The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting movement and international passenger traffic through May 4, 2020. The Government of Azerbaijan has implemented strict rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, or permanent or temporary residences and to monitor citizen movements. Beginning April 27, 2020 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Current Situation in Azerbaijan: On April 18, 2020, the Government of Azerbaijan announced an extension of existing rules restricting movement and international passenger traffic through May 4, 2020. The Government of Azerbaijan has implemented strict rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, or permanent or temporary residences and to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Current Situation in Azerbaijan: On April 5, 2020, the Government of Azerbaijan implemented stricter rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, or permanent or temporary residences and to monitor citizen movements. According to the new restrictions, citizens will need to obtain permission by sending a text message in order …

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Current Status of Passport Applications for Overseas Posts

Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 20, 2020, the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective April 2, we have further limited our ability to offer routine passport and citizenship services overseas.  For U.S. citizens in the United States, we are only able to offer in-person …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Virtual Town Hall Meeting for American Citizens If you missed the virtual town hall for American Citizens last week, you can view the recording on the Embassy’s  Facebook  page. Current Situation in Azerbaijan: On April 5, 2020, the Government of Azerbaijan implemented stricter rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:   Baku, Azerbaijan Virtual Town Hall Meeting for American Citizens If you missed the virtual town hall for American Citizens last week, you can view the recording on the Embassy’s  Facebook  page. Current Situation in Azerbaijan: On April 5,  2020, the Government of Azerbaijan implemented stricter rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, or permanent or temporary …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan (April 3, 2020)

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Virtual Town Hall Meeting for American Citizens If you missed the virtual town hall for American Citizens yesterday, you can view the recording on the Embassy’s  Facebook  page. Current Situation in Azerbaijan: On April 5, 2020, the Government of Azerbaijan will implement stricter rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Virtual Town Hall Meeting for American Citizens If you missed the virtual town hall for American Citizens yesterday, you can view the recording on the Embassy’s  Facebook  page. Current Situation in Azerbaijan: On March 31, 2020, the Government of Azerbaijan implemented stricter rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, or …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel …

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Attention All Travelers!

On March 11, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation regarding the suspension of entry as immigrants and non-immigrants of certain additional persons who pose a risk of transmitting the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security has announced it will issue a supplemental “Notice of Arrivals Restriction” for U.S. passengers who …

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Azerbaijan – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Azerbaijan due to an outbreak of COVID-19 and responsive measures implemented by the Government of Azerbaijan. Reconsider travel to Azerbaijan due to the risk of a significant increase of COVID-19 cases emanating from the Iranian border and the Government of Azerbaijan’s response to COVID-19.  The Government of Azerbaijan is screening international travelers for symptoms …

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New restrictions on travel to the United States for non-U.S. citizens

Entry of foreign nationals who were present in the People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, or the Islamic Republic of Iran, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in, …

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Attention U.S. citizens

The Department of Homeland Security has issued supplemental guidance on travel to the United States for individuals who have been in China.  U.S. citizens who have been in China’s Hubei province within 14 days of their return to the United States will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine upon arrival to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku (January 4, 2020)

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to minimize nonessential travel. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. …

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Fraud Alert on the 2020 “Green Card” Diversity Visa Lottery

The US Embassy in Azerbaijan warns Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery participants about the significant increase in fraudulent e-mails and letters sent to applicants for the DV Lottery Program this time of year. Authors of these fraudulent e-mails and letters present themselves as representatives of the US government in order to convince DV Lottery applicants to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan (7 December 2018)

Location:  Azerbaijan, countrywide   Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Azerbaijan. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented …

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