Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Nagorno-Karabakh and the military occupied area surrounding it. There have been ceasefire violations along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and Line of Contact which resulted 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 obtain 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. 

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

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

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