Republic of Azerbaijan
DRIVING SIDE: Right
INTERNET CODE: .az
TOME ZONE: UTC +4
COUNTRY TEL CODE: +994
Borders on Caspian Sea (713km)
Yes: He [Ha]
No: Yox [Yok]
Thank you: Sag ol [Sa–ol]
C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E R AT E
Azerbaijan Manat AZN (₼)
1 AZN = 1,70 USD
1 AZN = 11,05 ZAR
Pounds sterling, US dollars and euros are easily exchanged. Major hotels, supermarkets and restaurants in Baku usually accept credit cards. There are ATMs in most major towns and cities.
Subject to change
No compulsory vaccinations
Recommended: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia & Influenza
Malaria is present in some parts of Azerbaijan. Check with a Passport Health travel specialist to learn if antimalarials are right for your trip.
Voltage Requirements: 220 V
Power plugs & sockets are of type C & type F
Winter: min. 2 °C – max. 6 °C
Summer: min. 22 °C – max. 30°C
Azerbaijan is slightly continental, with relatively cold winters and hot summers; it is also arid in most of the low-lying areas, while it is colder and generally rainier in the mountains.
DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S
EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE
There is no South African representation in Azerbaijan, but the South African Ambassador to Ankara, Turkey is accredited to Baku on a non-resident basis
The Consulate of South Africa in Ankara
Filistin Sokak No 27
Gaziosmanpasa, 06700, Ankara, Turkey
Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Shimal, Azerbaijan +994 12 497 27 27
Lankaran International Aiport
Lankaran, Azerbaijan +994 25 255 32 36
Gabala International Airport
Azerbaijan +994 24 205 44 11
Ganja International Airport
Azerbaijan +994 22 256 99 63
You should apply for a visa at least one month ahead of your intended travel date.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months when you enter Azerbaijan.
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS
Azerbaijan’s airline carriers fly both internationally and domestically.
AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines
Buta Airways (fully owned subsidiary of Azerbaijan Airlines)
NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS
NGO certification is often a tedious process and many NGO’s have been closed down by the government, esp. Christian ministries. The government prefers to channel the funds directly. Consequently, one can never be certain where and in whose hands the funds will end up.
- For more information, refer to Azerbaijan: Detailed Profile
Climatestotravel. Azerbaijan. Available from: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/azerbaijan
Culturetrip. 21 Essential Phrases You’ll need in Azerbaijan. Available from: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/azerbaijan/articles/21-essential-phrases-youll-need-in-azerbaijan/
Study.com. Azerbaijan Ethnic Groups. Available from: https://study.com/academy/lesson/azerbaijan-ethnic-groups.html
World Population Review. (2020). Azerbaijan. Available from: https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/azerbaijan-population/