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Azerbaijan boasts a setting influenced by Asia and Europe. Its variety of landscapes give travelers a feel for both urban and rural life.
Quba is located in the northeastern part of the country. It appeals to all travelers but particularly those attempting a more quaint stay. The city is known for carpet making. But, you will also find Russian, Jewish, and more modern day influences around every corner. Sights in Quba include a History Museum, synagogues, and a castle to explore. Consider journeying to nearby Xinaliq for a hike to stunning views.
Azerbaijan offers an experience hard to find in any other country in the world!
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Azerbaijan. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Azerbaijan: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Malaria is present in some parts of Azerbaijan. Check with a Passport Health travel specialist to learn if antimalarials are right for your trip.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
Travelers require a visa to enter Azerbaijan. If you plan to stay longer than ten days, you are required to check in with the State Migration Service (SMS).
Depending on your visa type, there may be health restrictions.
For more information, see our Azerbaijan visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Azerbaijan has a dry, semi-arid steppe climate. This means it is not as susceptible to rain. The three regions of the country are rather variant. You will find the descriptions below:
Azerbaijan is an area of low crime. Remain alert in crowded areas and keep belongings close. The most frequently reported crimes are burglary, pickpocketing, or assault.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has continued in Azerbaijan since the 1980’s. Stay out of any region having to do with this conflict or any demonstration involving it.
Driving is considered highly dangerous in Azerbaijan, especially in Baku. Often times, rules of the road are ignored which makes accidents frequent. Roads are often not lit and unkempt so drivers should remain vigilant. If you do choose to rent a car, routine traffic stops are common. Make sure you have identification with you at all times.
Public transportation is accessible and reasonably priced in Baku. The metro system is easy to navigate, and security is high, resulting in low crime rates within the area. Taxis are also available. Only to use taxis that are properly marked.
Right outside of Baku, is Yanar Dag. Here fire dances from the earth thanks to built-up underground natural gas. As time progressed and natural gas was in greater demand, fires around the country started to diminish. Despite this, Yanar Dag remains.
Yanar Dag is about 32 feet in length; the ambiance with the fire is a beautiful sight to behold. Marco Polo was the first explorer to mention these mysterious fires way back in the 13th century. Curiosity led to figuring out the cause of these underground driven marvels.
Journey to Yanar Dig from Baku in about 35 minutes by bus or sign up for a tour exploring the surrounding area!
Here are recommended items to bring along with you to Azerbaijan:
There is one U.S. Embassy located in Azerbaijan. The U.S. State Department recommends signing up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This free program allows the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan to update you if any emergency or risks were to occur within the country.
U.S. Embassy Baku
111 Azadlig Ave
AZ1007 Baku, Azerbaijan
Phone: 994 12 488-3300
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