Travel Alerts, Travel Warnings & Country Specific Information
There are currently no specific State Department travel alert pertaining to Azerbaijan. Travelers are advised to familiarize themselves with conditions in the broader region.
As a result of conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh area, insurgent forces occupy approximately 15 percent of Azerbaijani territory (in the southwest along the borders with Iran and Armenia). A cease-fire has been in effect in the Nagorno-Karabakh region since 1994, although reports of armed clashes along the cease-fire line and along the border with Armenia continue. It is not possible to enter the self-proclaimed “Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh,” which is not recognized by the United States, from Azerbaijan. Travelers are cautioned to avoid travel to Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding occupied areas.
Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department decides, based on all relevant information, to recommend that Americans avoid travel to a certain country.
Country Specific Information
Country Specific Information are available for every country of the world. They include such information as location of the U.S. embassy or consulate in the subject country, unusual immigration practices, health conditions, minor political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime and security information, and drug penalties.
Travel Alerts contain information on terrorist threats and other relatively short-term and/or trans-national conditions posing significant risks to the security of American travelers. A list of all current Public Announcements is available here:
Azerbaijan Country Specific Information
Information on location of the U.S. embassy, unusual immigration practices, health conditions, minor political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime and security information, and drug penalties.