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Last verified: Thursday, 12. December 2019 at 07:22 AM

Azerbaijan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Azerbaijan is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.2 / 5

Travelling Azerbaijan is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.2 / 5

Azerbaijan shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Azerbaijan), the Advisory Index is 2.2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Iran (2.9), Turkey (2.8), Russia (2.3), Armenia with 1.5 and Georgia with 1.3 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Azerbaijan

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Azerbaijan.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Azerbaijan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Azerbaijan due to the risk of terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Azerbaijan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/azerbajian-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/azerbaijan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Azerbaijan due to the potential for civil unrest. 

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/azerbaijan

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Azerbaijan.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Do not travel to the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the surrounding military-occupied area due to political tension and the potential for armed conflict.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det är tryggt att resa i landet bara man är normalt försiktig. Undvik att resa till Nagorno-Karabach och den omgivande regionen och i närheten av gränsen mot Armenien.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/AZ

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Azerbaijan

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Azerbaijan. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Azerbaijan changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Azerbaijan with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Azerbaijan with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Azerbaijan with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Azerbaijan with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Azerbaijan with a rating of 2.0.

About Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan with its capital Baku is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly smaller than Maine (86,600 km²). The country is located Southwestern Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Russia, with a small European portion north of the Caucasus range. The climate can be described as dry, semiarid steppe. The landscape is large, flat Kur-Araz Ovaligi (Kura-Araks Lowland) (much of it below sea level) with Great Caucasus Mountains to the north, Qarabag Yaylasi (Karabakh Upland) in west; Baku lies on Abseron Yasaqligi (Apsheron Peninsula) that juts into Caspian Sea. With a population of about 8.18 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Baku
Population about 8.18 million
Size 86.600 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Maine
Common languages Azerbaijani, Armenian, Russian
Currency Manat (short: AZM)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +994
Internet Top Level Domain .az
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 AZ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 AZE
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 31

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Azerbaijan is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and from toxic defoliants used in the production of cotton
  • and water pollution
  • from the use of DDT pesticide
  • local scientists consider the Abseron Yasaqligi (Apsheron Peninsula) (including Baku and Sumqayit) and the Caspian Sea to be the ecologically most devastated area in the world because of severe air
  • soil
  • soil pollution results from oil spills

Natural hazzards

  • droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Azerbaijan. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. chemicals
  3. iron ore
  4. natural gas
  5. oilfield equipment
  6. petrochemicals
  7. petroleum
  8. petroleum products
  9. steel
  10. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. cotton
  3. fruit
  4. goats
  5. grain
  6. grapes
  7. pigs
  8. rice
  9. sheep
  10. tea

Azerbaijani Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Azerbaijan.

Export products

  1. cotton
  2. foodstuffs
  3. gas roughly
  4. machinery
  5. oil

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. metals

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan is currently rated at 2,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Azerbaijan is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Azerbaijan in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Azerbaijan.

How many travel advisories do you know for Azerbaijan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Azerbaijan.

What is the size of Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan has a size of 86,600 km² or 33,436 mi² which is slightly smaller than Maine.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.