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5 Things You Should Know Before
Planning a Trip to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is a country located in eastern Transcaucasia, surrounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains. The industry sector boomed at the start of the 20th century because Azerbaijan was the world’s leading oil producer at the time. Caviar and fine horses are popular traditional exports from the country.


If you are heading to Azerbaijan for a holiday or a business venture, here are 5 things you should know before you plan your visit.

1. Apply for an Azerbaijan Visitor Visa

You must apply for the Azerbaijan e-Visa in order to travel to the country as a tourist. Thankfully, the application process is painless as you are simply required to complete an online application and pay a processing fee with your credit or debit card.

Approval usually takes approximately 24-72 hours after submitting your application. Once approved, you will receive your e-Visa in your email. Print it out and keep it with you to show the border officials once you arrive in Azerbaijan.

You have 90 days to enter the country using your visa or you will have to apply for another one. Your visa is valid from 30 days after you first enter Azerbaijan. If you intend to stay for longer or come back at a different time, you must apply for a separate visa.

Find out more information about signing up for your Azerbaijan visitor visa today!

2. The Azerbaijani Language is Identical to Turkish

It’s said that 90% of the people who live in the country are Turkic individuals that speak the Azerbaijani language -- a language which is identical to the Turkish language.

If you do not know the Turkish language enough to speak it fluently, consider hiring an interpreter to help you along the way. The interpreter can assist you with interpreting the Azerbaijani language to the language you speak when you are conducting business or recreationally enjoying the country.

3. Monetary Restrictions For Entry and Exit

According to the US Department of State, you can enter Azerbaijan with as much of the national currency as you would like as long as you have it declared in writing.

When you are departing from Azerbaijan, you can only leave with $10,000 in USD, unless you have declared a higher amount of up to $50,000 or the equivalent upon arrival into the country.

4. Steer Clear of Terrorist Regions

Before you visit Azerbaijan, be sure you will not be frequenting a region where there may be issues regarding terrorism.

Recently, there have been hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding areas of Azerbaijan because of conflict that began back in fall of 2020. If you travel near these affected areas, please note that U.S. citizens cannot be assisted if they get in trouble due to the fact that access to this region has been highly restricted.

Be careful not to travel too close to the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia as you could unknowingly cross the border into another international territory. If you decide to visit the border area, be sure to do your due diligence before passing through road checkpoints. Always research which roads are closed to travelers.

5. Don’t Mention Armenia or Have Armenia Products On Your Person

There is a conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan at the moment. Culture Trip cautions that you should not have an Armenian stamp in your passport because you may not be allowed into Azerbaijan when a boarding official checks you into the country.

Do not discuss anything about the Armenian territory or conflict with Azerbaijan natives. Be especially sure that you do not have any Armenian products on your person when traveling to Azerbaijan either.

Author Bio

Daniel Moore is an experienced content writer. He is associated with many renowned travel blogs as a guest author where he shares his valuable travel tips with the audience.

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