Foreign travel advice



The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Nagorno-Karabakh and the military occupied area surrounding it.

There are reports that there may be a number of political rallies in Baku and other parts of Azerbaijan in September 2016. You should avoid political demonstrations and remain vigilant.

Ceasefire violations along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact have been reported throughout 2016, resulting in a number of deaths and casualties. See Local travel

Anyone who has visited Nagorno-Karabakh without the permission of the Azerbaijani authorities will be refused entry to Azerbaijan.

All British nationals travelling to Azerbaijan must get a visa in advance. See Visas

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Around 7,000 British nationals visit Azerbaijan every year, mainly on business. Most visits are trouble free. 

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance, including cover for medical evacuation, before you travel.