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COVID-19 Information for Azerbaijan

Last updated:   04/06/2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 ...
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U.S. and Israel Announce Partnership to Support Azerbaijan’s Agricultural Sector

The United States and Israeli Embassies in Baku are excited to announce the launch of an innovative collaboration with Azerbaijan State Agricultural University (ASAU) to develop Azerbaijan’s agricultural potential. The project will establish five orchard demonstration plots to model 21st century apple, cherry, nectarine, plum, and pomegranate production practices at the university’s research station outside ...
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2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Azerbaijan

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Department of State will release an addendum to this report in mid 2021 that expands the subsection on Women in Section 6 to include a broader range of issues related to reproductive rights.​ The constitution provides for a republic with a presidential form of government. Legislative authority is vested in the Milli Mejlis (National ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN

March 26, 2021 Disbarment of 2020 IWOC Recipient Shahla Humbatova   I am disturbed that human rights defense lawyer Shahla Humbatova of Azerbaijan was disbarred from the Azerbaijani bar on the eve of International Women’s Day, a year after receiving the Secretary of State’s International Woman of Courage (IWOC) award. Her work, and the work ...
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The Release of Opposition figures in Azerbaijan for Novruz

The United States welcomes the broad March 18 pardon and release of more than 30 secular and religious opposition figures, all of whom Azerbaijani NGOs consider to have been incarcerated for exercising their fundamental freedoms. They include journalist Elchin Ismayilli and many individuals unjustly incarcerated after the 2015 Nardaran events. In the spirit of the ...
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