Foreign travel advice


Warning FCDO advises against all travel to parts of Azerbaijan.

Warnings and insurance

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Areas where FCDO advises against travel

Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to:

  • Nagorno-Karabakh
  • the districts (‘rayons’) of Zengilan, Jabrayil, Qubadli, Lachin and Kelbajar on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border
  • western areas of the rayons of Khojavand, Fuzuli and Aghdam

Azerbaijan-Armenia border

The FCDO advises against all travel to within 5km of the border with Armenia.

Find out more about why FCDO advises against travel.

UK government support

Help for British nationals is extremely limited in Nagorno-Karabakh. The British Embassy is not able to give support in person in these areas.   

Before you travel

No travel can be guaranteed safe. Read all the advice in this guide and any specific travel advice that applies to you:

Travel insurance

If you choose to travel, research your destinations and get appropriate travel insurance. Insurance should cover your itinerary, planned activities and expenses in an emergency.

About FCDO travel advice

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides advice about risks of travel to help British nationals make informed decisions. Find out more about FCDO travel advice.

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