Formula 1 Updates – June 7, 2016

With the start of the Formula 1 Race in Baku right around the corner, the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan is helping U.S. citizens prepare for a safe and successful stay in Baku and throughout Azerbaijan.  We invite you to explore and share the following resources containing essential travel information for visitors and residents:

For the latest information about Azerbaijan, including details about health and safety precautions and more, see


U.S. passport holders who have purchased a ticket for the Formula 1 event can get a visa on arrival in Azerbaijan but specific conditions apply.   For more details visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.  For additional information about visas to Azerbaijan please visit or .  The U.S. Embassy cannot assist with visas or immigration processes.


For up-to-date road closures and other Formula 1 event information, please visit


SMS Notifications: If you would like to receive important messages from U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan on your phone during your stay, send your local phone number to with “SMS Notification” words and dates of your stay in Azerbaijan in a subject line.  Please note that the SMS notifications are available for the holders of local phone numbers only.


To receive the most up-to-date security information from the U.S. Embassy, we encourage all travelers to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).


For the latest U.S. Embassy Baku updates please follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

These resources are designed to keep U.S. citizens informed and safe during the Formula1 event.  We encourage you to use and share them with friends and family visiting or residing in Azerbaijan.