Travel to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: entry and exit regulations

Formalities, visas

German, Swiss and Austrian citizens need a passport that is valid for the duration of their stay and a visa to enter the country. Travelers whose passports contain “Nagorno-Karabakh” visas will be refused entry to Azerbaijan. If you stay longer than 30 days, you have to register with the registration department of the local police authority.

The border between Armenia and Azerbaijan is closed and a border crossing to Russia is also not possible for foreigners who are not citizens of one of the CIS countries.

Issuing of visas in Germany

Visa Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Axel-Springer-Strasse 54

D-10117 Berlin

Tel.: 0049 – (0) 30 – 20 64 80 63

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 21 91 61 52



Issuing of visas in Austria and Switzerland

See under Agencies of Azerbaijan in Austria (LINK) and Switzerland (LINK)

Import and export of foreign currency and goods

National currency

The import and export of the local currency is prohibited.

Foreign currency

The import of foreign currencies is permitted without restrictions and must be declared upon entry. The export is allowed up to a maximum of the stated imported amount.

Import and export of goods

The following items can be imported into Azerbaijan duty-free: 1,000 cigarettes or 1 kg of other tobacco products, 1.5 liters of spirits and 2 liters of wine (for people aged 16 and over) as well as perfume for personal use and gifts up to a value of US $ 10,000.

There is a ban on imports of weapons, ammunition, drugs, live animals (special permit required), anti-subversive propaganda material and fruit and vegetables.

Some goods are subject to export restrictions. A maximum of 125g of caviar, 3 liters of alcoholic beverages and 3 cartons of cigarettes are allowed. A permit from the Ministry of Culture is required for gold, antiques and art objects.

The export of weapons, ammunition and precious metals from Azerbaijan is prohibited.

Aderbaijan: travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Aderbaijan, the following infectious diseases, which are rarely or rarely widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria, especially between May and November, is a nationwide risk of malaria. About 95-98% of infections are due to tertian malaria, the rest to the very dangerous tropical malaria. However, there is no risk of malaria infection in areas above 2,000 m.
  • Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Intestinal infections, through contaminated food or contaminated water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio
  • Leishmaniasis
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • Typhoid, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Tick bite fever

Vaccination recommendations

When traveling to Azarbaijan, the following vaccinations recommended:

  • Cholera, in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or food.
  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country
  • Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for those who may come into contact with blood. Hepatitis B is also transmitted through sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus, should always exist, also in the home country
  • Rabies, only in high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals.
  • Typhoid, only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling in the country it is advisable to undergo malaria prophylaxis. However, if the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a “stand-by preparation” with you.

Compulsory vaccination

There is a compulsory vaccination against yellow fever for all persons who are older than one year and who come from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO.

Who pays for vaccinations in Germany?

Most children in Germany are vaccinated against a number of infectious diseases at an early age. However, the vaccination protection only lasts up to 10 years, in some cases even shorter. Therefore, before traveling abroad, you should carefully consider against which infectious diseases a vaccination is necessary or useful in the country concerned and whether the vaccination protection, if applicable, was not too long ago.

Most statutory health insurances have been reimbursing the costs for the following vaccinations since June 2007.

There is even no 10 € practice fee – but the insured usually have to pay the statutory additional payment, which is 10% of the vaccine price – that is at least 5 € and a maximum of 10 €. Under these conditions, the following vaccinations are free of charge:

  • cholera
  • diphtheria
  • Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Pneumococci
  • Polyo (polio)
  • Tetanus (tetanus)
  • rabies
  • typhus

Some health insurance companies also reimburse the cost of malaria prophylaxis.

As a rule, private health insurance companies (inquire beforehand) also cover the costs mentioned.

Warning notices

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens’ Service

Telephone: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000

Azerbaijan: Transportation

How to get to Azerbaijan


The country’s international airport is located near Baku. Flights from Europe to Baku go via Kiev, Moscow, St. Petersburg or Istanbul.


Passenger ferries across the Caspian Sea operate between Baku and Krasnovodsk in Turkmenistan and the Iranian port cities of Bandar Anzali and Bandar Nowshar.


There are rail connections to Tbilisi in Georgia and Makhachkala in the Russian Federation. Another train route runs from the Nakhichevan exclave in Armenia to Tabriz in Iran. However, traveling by train is not recommended in Azerbaijan.


Long-distance routes lead from Azerbaijan to Iran, Georgia and the Russian Federation. Public long-distance bus connections exist between Baku and Tehran, Tbilisi and Derbent in the Russian Federation.

Travel in the country


The country’s route network covers around 3,000 km. The use of the trains is not recommended, however, and robberies are said to occur.

Rental car

There are branches of international car rental companies in Baku. An international driver’s license is required.


It is advisable to only use licensed taxis with the official “Taxi” sign.


The total road network covers around 57,800 km, 13,700 of which are paved. Much of the roads are in poor condition.

Blood alcohol limit

The official alcohol limit in Azerbaijan for drivers of motor vehicles is 0.0.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, The international license plate of Azerbaijan is:


Azerbaijan: currency, exchange rate and shopping

Currency, bank opening hours

The national currency of Azerbaijan is the manat

1 new manat = 100 Gyapik

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:






100 AM.

Exchange rate

You can find a currency converter here:

Bank opening times

The country’s banks are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Shop opening times

Shops in Azerbaijan are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs

Tourists like to buy carpets, silk goods and ceramics in Azerbaijan.

Goods manufactured before 1960 must be taxed and can only be exported with a permit from the Ministry of Culture.

Azerbaijan: embassies, consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Azerbaijan embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Representations of Azerbaijan in Germany

The embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan is located at Hubertusallee 43 in the Grunewald district in Berlin’s Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district. The building is a two-story “white” villa with a representative exterior.

The building is located between Halensee (A100 motorway) and the Roseneck on Clayallee/Hohenzollerndamm.

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Berlin

Hubertusallee 43

14193 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 219 16 13

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 21 91 61 52


www.botschaft-azerbaidschan. de

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Kriegsbergstrasse 32

10774 Stuttgart

Tel: 0049 – (0) 711 – 12 84 85 19

Fax: 0049 – (0) 711 – 12 84 83 00


Tourist office


Josephspitalstrasse 15

80331 Munich

Tel.: 0049 – (0) 89 – 55 25 33 411


German representations in Azerbaijan

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Baku

ISR Plaza, Nizami Str. 69

1000 Baku

Tel.: 00994 – (0) 12 – 465 41 00

Fax: 00994 – (0) 12 – 498 54 19

E-Mail: info@baku.diplo. de


Austrian representation in Azerbaijan

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Austria in Baku

Landmark III, 7th floor, Nizami Str.90A

1010 Baku

Tel: 00994 – 12 465 99 33

Fax: 00994 – 12 465 99 94


Representation of Azerbaijan in Austria

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Vienna

Hügelgasse 2

1130 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 403 13 22

Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 403 13 23


Swiss representation in Azerbaijan

Swiss Embassy in Baku

Icheri Sheher (Old City), Böyük Qala Street, N ° 9

1004 Baku

Tel: 00994 – 12 437 38 50

00994 – 12 437 38 55

Fax: 00994 – 12 437 38 51

00 994 – 12 437 38 56

E- Mail:


The Swiss embassy in Azerbaijan is still responsible for Turkmenistan

Representation of Azerbaijan in Switzerland

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Bern

Dalmaziquai 27

3005 Bern

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 350 50 40

Fax: 0041 – (0) 31 – 350 50 41



Travel to Azerbaijan