Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19: Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, some New Zealanders overseas may need to stay safely where they are....Read more

  • Reviewed: 19 March 2020, 14:00 NZDT
  • Still current at: 25 November 2020

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
There have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Azerbaijan.

Local authorities in countries and territories with confirmed cases of COVID-19 may impose containment measures including travel restrictions and quarantine requirements to prevent the spread of the virus.

Such measures may be imposed at short notice and specific details may change rapidly, including where and to whom they apply to and for how long. All travellers should stay informed of measures being taken by authorities in the areas they are travelling to. We recommend that all travellers consult the official website or the nearest embassy or consulate of your country or territory of destination to find out about any border controls and other measures that may apply to you.

For information on countries and territories which have COVID-19 related border restrictions affecting foreign nationals, including travellers in transit, please check the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website before you travel.  IATA provides a comprehensive list of all countries and territories that have imposed COVID-19 related border restrictions and is being continually updated.

As part of its response to managing the COVID-19 outbreak, the New Zealand Government has some temporary travel restrictions in place in New Zealand. Please refer to the New Zealand Ministry of Health website for up to date information.

For further travel advice and information about COVID-19, please see our webpage here. We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling overseas to register with us.

Nagorno-Karabakh region
This area is subject to an ongoing dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia. A ceasefire is in place, however there are regular violations which in the past have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. In April 2016, clashes between Azeri and Armenian military forces resulted in 100 deaths including a number of civilians. Landmines are also a hazard in the vicinity and along the border with Armenia.

It is a criminal offence if you visit this region without obtaining the proper permission, and you will be denied future re-entry into Azerbaijan.

Civil Unrest
Demonstrations occur from time to time in Azerbaijan, mainly in Baku. We recommend you avoid all demonstrations and large political gatherings as even those intended to be peaceful have the potential to turn violent.

Crime
Although violent crime against foreigners is rare, muggings have occurred after dark in the centre of Baku, near popular nightlife spots and in dimly lit areas. New Zealanders are advised to pay attention to their personal security and exercise caution, particularly at night. This includes guarding personal belongings carefully and avoiding walking alone at night.

Terrorism
There is an underlying threat of terrorism in Azerbaijan. Although any attack is unlikely to be directed against foreigners, New Zealanders could be caught up in an indiscriminate attack. 

We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising vigilance in public spaces. 

General Travel Advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Azerbaijan should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders in Azerbaijan are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


The New Zealand Embassy Ankara, Turkey is accredited to Azerbaijan

Street Address Kizkulesi Sokak No.11, Gaziosmanpasa, Ankara , Turkey Telephone + 90 312 446 3333 Fax +90 312 446 3317 Email newzealandembassyankara@gmail.com Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/turkey Hours Mon - Fri 0830 - 1700

See our regional advice for Central Asia

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Accredited New Zealand Embassy Turkey

Street Address
Kizkulesi Sokak No.11, Gaziosmanpasa, Ankara , Turkey

Telephone: + 90 312 446 3333

Fax: +90 312 446 3317

Email: newzealandembassyankara@gmail.com

Website: http://www.mfat.govt.nz/turkey

Hours: Mon - Fri 0830 - 1700

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