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Azerbaijan Travel Information

According to ejiaxing, Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan) is a country on the border of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, thus forming a transcontinental state (a country on two continents). Azerbaijan borders Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Russia. The Azerbaijani province of Nakhchivan is not in Azerbaijan itself, but is enclosed between Iran, Turkey and Armenia. Azerbaijan also contains several dozen islands in the Caspian Sea. The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku (Baku). A number of major cities in Azerbaijan are: Ganja, Sumqayıt, Mingäçevir, Lankaran, Nakhichevan and Saki.

Azerbaijan is known for the production of world famous carpets. Azerbaijan was part of the Silk Road in the past. The country is also known for its huge oil and gas fields. Most of the country’s economy also runs on this. The country has several mountain areas and volcanoes. Scattered throughout the country are many old fortresses and wall drawings. See vaoltedwatches for Asia flora and wildlife.

Where is Azerbaijan?

Travel information of Azerbaijan

Official name: Republic of Azerbaijan
Continent: Asia and Europe
Area: 86,600 km²
Capital: Baku (Baku)
Country code: AZ, AZE
Population: 10,130,100 inhabitants (2021)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 4,485 m (Bazardüzü)
Distance (Amsterdam – Baku): 3,636 km
Flight time: approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: All travel to certain border areas is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow and red.
Due to this status, a partially negative travel advice is in effect for Azerbaijan.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Azerbaijan that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Azerbaijan, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Azerbaijan. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Azerbaijan?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Azerbaijan at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
The low-lying areas of Azerbaijan have a subtropical climate and the mountainous areas have a tundra climate. The temperatures are between 25 and 30 degrees in the summer months and between 0 and 5 degrees in the winter months. In the mountain areas, temperatures can drop to -5 degrees in the winter months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Azerbaijan can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Azerbaijan can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to Azerbaijan. You avoid the hottest summer months and the cold winter period.

Azerbaijani is the official language in Azerbaijan. In addition, Russian, English, Armenian, Persian, Georgian, Lezgian, Kurdish and Talysh are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Azerbaijani for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months upon departure from Azerbaijan.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the embassy of Azerbaijan in The Hague.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Azerbaijan:
Azerbaijani Embassy in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Azerbaijan it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria occurs in Azerbaijan (with the exception of Baku). Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Azerbaijan, payment is made with the Azerbaijani manat (AZN).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Azerbaijan can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Azerbaijan are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -61% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (64% cheaper), food (58% cheaper), imported beer in catering (54% more expensive), cigarettes (66% cheaper) and public transport (96% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Azerbaijan it is customary to give a tip of approximately 5-10%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 2 hours later in Azerbaijan.
During our winter time it is 3 hours later in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan has no difference in winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Azerbaijan on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Azerbaijan you have to drive on the right.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Azerbaijan, you must have an international driving license or a certified Azeri translation of the Dutch driving licence. An international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Azerbaijan.

In Azerbaijan the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Azerbaijan can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 102
– Fire: 101
– Ambulance: 103

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Azerbaijan can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Azerbaijan can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Azerbaijan end
Official websites of Azerbaijan: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Azerbaijan is 00994 or +994.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Azerbaijan? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Azerbaijan Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Azerbaijan.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Azerbaijan.

An overview of all public holidays in Azerbaijan can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Azerbaijan, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Azerbaijan?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Azerbaijan. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Azerbaijan can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Azerbaijan can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Places of interest
A number of well-known and frequently visited places of interest in Azerbaijan are as follows:
– Caucasus Mountains
– Old city center of Baku
– Lahic picturesque village
– Gobustan National Park
– Lake Göygöl
– Flame Towers, Baku
– Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Baku
– Maiden Tower, Baku
– Palace of the Shirvanshah, Baku
– Carpet Museum, Baku

Customs rules
For all laws and regulations in Azerbaijan regarding import and export (including cigarettes, alcohol, (live) animals, antiques, medicines, electronics, food and perfume), you can contact the Azerbaijan customs. Here you will also find more information about the laws and regulations for emigration to Azerbaijan.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Azerbaijan? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported into and/or exported from Azerbaijan.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in or with Azerbaijan, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Azerbaijan, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Azerbaijan.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 16.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…The water supply in Azerbaijan is the lowest of all countries in the world?
…9 of the 11 existing climate zones can be found in Azerbaijan?
…67% of the plant species found in the Caucasus can be found in Azerbaijan?
…Football is the most popular sport in Azerbaijan?
…40% of Azerbaijan’s land area consists of mountains?
…The first traces of making fire were found in Azerbaijan?

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