The Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers of
Azerbaijan has made a decision to phase out the requirement on
obtaining special permits for visiting Azerbaijan by citizens of a
number of states with a stable pandemic situation, Trend reports citing the press service of the
Cabinet of Ministers.
From June 10, citizens of Russia and Turkey will be able to
arrive in Azerbaijan by air.
At the same time, the epidemiological situation is stabilizing
in a number of countries around the world. In this regard, the
Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers of
Azerbaijan made a decision to phase out the requirement to obtain
special permits for visiting Azerbaijan by citizens of a number of
states with a stable epidemiological situation, as in
Thus, at the initial stage, taking into account the positive
dynamics of the epidemiological situation, citizens of Russia and
Turkey from June 10 will be able to travel to Azerbaijan by air,
subject to the following conditions:
- for passengers over 18 years of age, an official document
issued by the relevant country (COVID passport) on full vaccination
or recovery from COVID-19, and an official document confirming a
negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19 completed in no more
than 72 hours is required before departure;
- for passengers aged 1 to 18 years - the presence of an
official document confirming a negative result of a PCR test for
COVID-19, passed no more than 72 hours before departure.
Furthermore, from June 10, the validity of an official document
confirming a negative PCR test for COVID-19 for all passengers over
1 year old to enter Azerbaijan will be extended from 48 to 72
hours. For children under one year old, a COVID passport or
document confirming a negative PCR test for COVID-19 is not
All airlines operating direct flights to Azerbaijan must
register only passengers whose documents for a flight to the
country meet the relevant requirements. Otherwise, these passengers
won’t be allowed to enter the country and will be sent back by the
return flight at the expense of the air carrier.
The issue of granting permission to enter Azerbaijan without
special permission by air for citizens of other countries in the
near future is also being considered, based on the epidemiological
situation in the countries and the level of vaccination of the
population, added the Operational Headquarters.
The first COVID-19 case in Azerbaijan was reported on Feb. 28,
2020. The coronavirus outbreak reportedly started in the Chinese
city of Wuhan - which is an international transport hub - at a fish
market in late December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO)
on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Some sources claim the
coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.
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