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Azerbaijan Travel Updates

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Last updated May 25, 2022

Yes, Azerbaijan is open to American tourists

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

Entry Requirements

Can American tourists enter Azerbaijan? Yes

Can Canadian tourists enter Azerbaijan? Yes

Unvaccinated travelers from the USA and Canada are not permitted to enter Azerbaijan

Fully vaccinated (2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra-Zeneca, 1 dose of J&J) travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Azerbaijan. A negative PCR test certificate* is required.

Travelers from the USA and Canada who have received a Covid-19 booster may enter Azerbaijan. A negative PCR test certificate* is required.

* Testing rules

Negative PCR test results are valid for 72 Hours from the time the test was taken.

Passenger Locator Form

None required

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 taken no more than one day before your arrival. 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)
  • for as long as masks are required we will provide one disposable mask per day of your vacation.

Masks

Indoor Public Spaces & Public Transport

Note: Fine of 600 AZN (c. $350 US) for non-compliance with mask rules

Restaurants & Dining

Proof of covid status required to enter restaurants: Vaccinated Only

Sightseeing

Proof of covid status required to enter sights: Vaccinated Only

Note: Venues operating at up to 50% capacity. If you are interested in any specific sites, please let your local JayWay contact know and they will confirm the current situation a few days in advance, and help with making reservations if advised.

Useful links

U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan Covid-19 Page (note, not always up-to-date)

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