Do not travel to Azerbaijan due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel due to terrorism concerns.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Azerbaijan due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Azerbaijan. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan has a longstanding risk presented by terrorist groups, who continue plotting possible attacks in Azerbaijan. For this reason, avoid unnecessary travel to the Azerbaijan-Iran border. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.
Do not travel to:
The Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding territories due to recent hostilities.
Casualties continue to occur following the fall 2020 intensive fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Avoid roads near the former ‘line of contact’ and exercise caution on roads near the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in and around Nagorno-Karabakh as access is restricted. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
Read the Azerbaijan country information page.
If you decide to travel to Azerbaijan:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.