Foreign travel advice

Azerbaijan

Summary

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

Large scale ceasefire violations along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact since 1 April 2016 have been reported, 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.

The Formula One Grand Prix of Europe will take place in Baku on 19 June 2016. See this information and advice page for travelling fans.

All British nationals travelling to Azerbaijan must get a visa in advance. However, if you’re travelling to Baku in connection with the Formula One Grand Prix you may be able to get a visa on arrival. 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.