Special Notice

April 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to:

  • Nagorno-Karabakh and the military occupied area surrounding it

  • within 5km of the Line of Contact

  • within 5km of the border with Armenia.

Consular support is not available in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh continue. Several ceasefire violations took place in 2018 resulting in a number of deaths and casualties.

Introduction

Summary

Independent republic on the Caspian Sea, bordered by the Russian Federation to the north, Georgia to the north-west, Armenia and Turkey to the west and Iran to the south.

Cities

Capital: Baku

Principal Ports

Baku

Population

9.8 million

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