- 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 September 30, 2020. Special, private, and charter flights continue to operate, and can be booked by individual travelers through the airline.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
- U.S. citizens with legal residency in Azerbaijan are permitted to enter the country by air. Land border crossings remain closed at this time.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) required for entry? Yes.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
- Are visa extensions available for residents and/or tourists? Yes.
- Please see this announcement for more information.
- Is a curfew in place? No.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes.
- Effective September 8, 2020, travel restrictions between the regions and Baku, Sumqayit, and the Absheron district are eliminated. Please refer to the website of the Republic of Azerbaijan Cabinet of Ministers for the most up to date information
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes.
- All arrivals to Azerbaijan, including U.S. citizens, are required to complete a 14-day self-quarantine in their own accommodation, regardless of travel origin.
- If passengers display symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival, they may be required to stay in a state quarantine facility for the 14-day quarantine period.
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.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
- “Special commercial flights” and charter flights routinely fly in and out of Baku. This “special flight regime” is expected to last through October, 2020.
- A negative COVID-19 test result is required for passengers flying to or from Azerbaijan in order to check-in for their flight. The negative COVID-19 test must be administered and negative results issued within 48 hours of departure. For flight paths consisting of several different flights, the term “departure” refers to the departure time of the flight going directly to Azerbaijan. Please review the official rules in detail before flying.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes.
- Limited public transportation is available in Baku. Until September 30, 2020, buses will only function during the week (not on Saturday and Sunday). The Baku Metro is closed until September 15.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- Non-compliance with the rules regarding social distancing, movement restrictions, mask mandates, and gathering in large groups can result in fines up to 200 AZN.
- Emergency passport and CRBA (Consular Reports of Birth Abroad) services are available on a limited basis.
- Visa services are only available for emergency medical travel, mission critical travel, and F1 students via the interview waiver program (subject to restriction).
- Republic of Azerbaijan Cabinet of Ministers updates in English
- Other links:
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- CDC page on COVID-19 in Azerbaijan
- Azerbaijan page on travel.state.gov
- Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington D.C. COVID-19 page
- UK page on Azerbaijani entry/exit requirements