Baku, June 5th
The Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan has adopted a Resolution to gradually abolish the requirement for special permits for citizens of several countries with stable epidemiological conditions to visit the country.
The information shared by the Task Force reads:
"As it is known, one of the measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan is to allow foreign citizens to enter the territory of the Republic only with the special permission of the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers.
Considering large-scale measures taken over the past year, including a successful vaccination program launched in January 2021, the epidemiological situation in Azerbaijan has improved, a number of restrictions imposed under the special quarantine regime have been removed.
Currently, the epidemiological situation is stabilizing in a number of countries around the world, and as a result of consistent vaccination measures, infections in those countries are getting under control.
In this regard, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan has adopted a Resolution to abolish the requirement for special permits step by step for citizens of several countries with stable epidemiological situation to visit the country.
Therefore, starting from June 10th, taking into consideration the positive dynamics in the epidemiological situation, citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey will be able to travel to Azerbaijan by air under the following conditions:
- Passengers over 18 years are required to submit an official document issued by the relevant country on complete vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 (COVID passport), plus an official document confirming the negative result of the PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before the flight;
- Submission of an official document confirming the negative result of the PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before the flight for passengers aged 1 to 18 years.
In the meanwhile, starting from June 10th, the term of the official document confirming the negative result of the PCR test for COVID-19 for all passengers over the age of 1 will be extended from 48 to 72 hours before the flight. COVID passports and PCR test results will not be required for children under the age of 1 year.
All airlines operating direct flights to the Republic of Azerbaijan must only register those passengers who meet the relevant requirements. Passengers who do not meet the requirements while crossing the border to the territory of Azerbaijan will not be allowed to enter the country at the entrance and will be returned by the same aircraft at the expense of the carrier.
In the near future, based on the epidemiological situation and the level of vaccination of the population, the issue of restoring access for citizens of other countries to the Republic of Azerbaijan by air is being considered."