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.

There are regular violations of the ceasefire along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact, which have 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.

The Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place in Baku on 25 June 2017. See this information and advice page for travelling spectators.

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

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Azerbaijan. See Terrorism

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

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

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