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COVID-19 Information for Azerbaijan
May 11, 2023

Starting May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. CDC’s Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic will no longer be in effect when the Presidential Proclamation Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is revoked.

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Country-Specific Information

Community spread of COVID-19 is occurring in Azerbaijan, and COVID-19 infections are present in all regions the country.  The special quarantine regime will remain in effect until July 1, 2023, according to a April 19, 2023 decision by Azerbaijan’s Cabinet of Ministers. Effective May 1, 2022, face masks are no longer required.  Most public transportation, including the Baku Metro, reopened on May 31 for weekday operations, and resumed weekend operation beginning October 1, 2021. As of June 10, 2021, beaches, sport and health centers, places of religious worship, malls, and shopping centers are reopened.

Entry and Exit Requirements

    • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
      • On June 16, 2021, the government announced that, beginning June 21, 2021, U.S. citizens could fly to Azerbaijan on the special flights currently operating.  See also the Azerbaijan Airlines website for a complete list of countries whose citizens may currently enter Azerbaijan. Land border crossings remain closed at this time; entry is only possible by air.
    • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) required for entry? No. 
      • On March 27, 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers announced the elimination of a COVID-19 passport (or a document confirming full vaccination against COVID- 19 or immunity to COVID-19) requirement for foreign citizens to enter Azerbaijan.  No proof of vaccination or immunity is required to enter Azerbaijan.
      • The Cabinet of Ministers announced that, beginning April 15, 2022, the need for a negative PCR test for entry to Azerbaijan is eliminated.
      • Please remember that transit countries have their own entry/exit regulations, and may independently require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or immunity in order to transit en route to Azerbaijan.
    • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
    • Visa extensions for foreigners who extended their Azerbaijan visas due to the COVID-19 pandemic are considered valid until border restrictions are lifted. Please visit the State Migration Service website for the most current information.

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.
    • The quarantine requirement was abolished on June 2, 2021 per announcement by the Cabinet of Ministers.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Azerbaijan? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • COVID-19 testing is available in Baku. Individuals are responsible for the entire cost of COVID-19 tests and the cost is in the range of 100 AZN.  The labs listed on AZAL’s website are accredited by the Management Union of Medical Territorial Units (TABIB) to offer COVID-19 tests.
  • Test results can be available by email or text message, depending on the procedures of each individual lab.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of Azerbaijan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes.
  • Are vaccines available in Azerbaijan for U.S. citizens to receive?  Yes. 
  • Which vaccines are available in Azerbaijan?  According to a Ministry of Health announcement, the Pfizer vaccine is available to citizens 18 years and older at the Baku Health Center and the outpatient clinic of the Central Clinic Hospital.  SinoVac’s CoronaVac and Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine are widely available. Please monitor local media for updates.
  • The Republic of Azerbaijan Cabinet of Ministers publishes updates on the COVID-19 situation in Russian and Azerbaijani languages online.  Government authorities have not officially confirmed whether vaccines are available for foreign citizens, but the Embassy has received reports of resident U.S. citizens successfully receiving a vaccine at their local polyclinic at no cost using their Azerbaijan ID (şəxsi vəsiqəsi) and passport.  A list of polyclinics in Baku can be found on the Ministry of Health website.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Local Resources

  • Republic of Azerbaijan Cabinet of Ministers updates in English and (the most current updates) in Azerbaijani


Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable) 

  • Effective May 1, 2022, masks are no longer required. Before that date, they are obligatory inside and on public transportation. Non-compliance with mask mandates can result in fines up to 600 AZN.