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About Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is a Caucasian country and it is the original East meets West destination. It is a mix of ancient historical empires, and the modern world. It is widely known as the ‘Land of Fire’ and one of the main reasons is the endless flame of Yanar Dag, which has been burning for 4,000 years. 

Azerbaijan has become an emerging medical tourism destination, with the government creating a new action plan to further develop the industry in the country. Medical tourists can benefit from high-quality medical treatments, excellent medical professionals, modern medical technology, and affordable treatments. Along with conventional healthcare, Azerbaijan is also popular for its alternative treatment methods that use natural materials, such as salt mines, thermal waters, crude oil, and salubrious mud.

Popular Cities and Regions in Azerbaijan

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, lies along the beautiful Caspian Sea. It is an interesting destination where visitors can see incredible 21st-century architecture sit side by side with 12th-century walls. Visitors can explore the UNESCO-listed historic center that dates back almost a thousand years, admire the Caspian Sea by strolling along the elegant seafront promenade, visit its many museums (including the Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Azerbaijan History), or go to the Absheron Peninsula. The perfect destination for those who want to immerse themselves in Azerbaijan’s nature in Zaqatala. It is surrounded by mountains and houses beautiful parks, including the Heydar Aliyev Park.

Transport in Azerbaijan

The main gateway for international visitors to Azerbaijan is Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport. It serves both domestic flights and international flights to numerous countries across Europe and Asia. To travel around the country, the train offers reasonable fares. Taxis are available to get around cities and rural areas.

Visas in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan allows citizens of 11 countries, including Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, to visit without a visa for up to 90 days. Nationals of other countries not listed in the visa-free agreement need to obtain a visa to visit Azerbaijan. e-Visa is available for citizens of 95 countries (including all EU citizens, the UK, and the US). The country offers visa on arrival as well, which can be obtained by nationals of 16 countries, including China, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Weather in Azerbaijan

The climate in Azerbaijan is diverse as the country has nine climatic zones, from alpine to subtropical. In general, the country experiences four seasons: spring (March to May), summer (June to August), autumn (September to November), and winter (December to February). Summer in the country is hot and dry, with an average temperature of about 27°C. Winter is cold and the temperature drops lower than 0°C. Spring and autumn are generally nice.

Additional Info
  1. Local Currency: Azerbaijani manat (AZN) is the currency of Azerbaijan. The exchange rate from 1 USD around 1.7 AZN.
  2. Money & Payments: ATMs can be found in many cities around the country. Although most transactions still require cash, credit cards are now accepted in many places, tipping is optional.
  3. Local Language: The official language is Azerbaijani, which is spoken by over 90% of the population. English and Russian are commonly spoken as well.
  4. Local Culture and Religion: Islam is the main religion in Azerbaijan, though it is the most secular country in the Muslim world. The rest of the population identify as Christian, Jews, or non-religious. 
  5. Public holidays: Some of the most special holidays in Azerbaijan are Novruz Bayram, Ramazan Bayram, and Kurban Bayram.