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Travel to Azerbaijan in 2021

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Last updated October 26, 2021

Yes, Azerbaijan is open to American tourists

Azerbaijan reopened to tourists from the US, and selected other countries, from June 21, 2021.

Entry Requirements

Travelers from the US must present a negative PCR test issued up to 72 hours before your flight to Azerbaijan departs AND all travelers over 18 must present certificate of full vaccination against Covid-19.

PCR or Antigen Testing for Returning Home

If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test up to 3 days before departure (not counting the day of departure, so for a flight at 1pm on a Friday, you could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after.) Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • masks are no longer required in outdoor spaces, but remain obligatory indoors, subject to fines. Failure to follow mask-wearing rules could incur a 100 AZN fine (we will provide one disposable mask per day of your vacation).

Curfews and Movement Restrictions

There is no curfew in place.

Bars & Restaurants

Cafes, bars, and restaurants are open without restrictions.


Libraries, archives, museums and similar arts and historical sites are open, with limited number of people visiting at once.

Shops and Beauty Services

Shops and shopping malls are open but subject to limits on the number of people, and mask requirements.

Public Transport

Most public transportation, including the Baku Metro, reopened on May 31, but will not operate on weekends.

Estimate for the Next Change in Measures

It is expected that the restrictions will change by July 1st, 2021

Useful Links

US Embassy in Azerbaijan’s Covid-19 Info Page

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