FCO Travel Advice for - Azerbaijan

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  • 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 5,000 British nationals visit Azerbaijan every year, mainly on business. Most visits are trouble free. See Consular assistance statistics

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