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The official language is Azerbaijani (89%). Russian (3%) and Armenian (2%) are also spoken. Some residents in Baku and other larger cities have knowledge of English.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/20/2022 Martyrs Day

03/08/2022 International Women’s Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

05/09/2022 day of the victory

05/28/2022 day of the Republic

06/15/2022 day of liberation

06/26/2022 Memorial Day honoring the military and navy

07/09/2022 Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

10/18/2022 Independence Day

11/12/2022 Constitution Day

11/17/2022 National Reawakening Memorial Day

12/31/2022 Day of Azerbaijani Solidarity


The dates given for Islamic holidays are calculated according to the lunar calendar and therefore shift from year to year.

During the fasting month of Ramadan, which precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims are forbidden to eat, drink or smoke from sunrise to sunset, which causes disruptions or deviations in the normal course of business (including reduced opening hours of shops and authorities) and therefore there may be restrictions for travelers.

Many restaurants outside the hotels are closed during the day, and the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is restricted or e.g. T. even strictly forbidden, even for non-Muslim vacationers. In hotel complexes it must be taken into account that meals and drinks during Ramadan may only be taken in the hotel restaurant or in the room.

Travelers should expect increased sensitivity in religious matters as well as in respect of Islamic traditions.

Some interruptions may also occur during Eid al-Fitr. This festival, like Eid al-Adha, is indefinite and can last from 2-10 days depending on the region.
Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Azerbaijan (persons aged 16 and over): Up to 3 cartons of cigarettes; 3 liters of alcoholic beverages; perfume for personal use; gold up to a maximum value of US$1000; up to 125 g of caviar. When entering the country, tourists must declare items for personal use (including furs), valuables and foreign currencies on a customs form. The form must be kept until departure. The imported goods may weigh a maximum of 50 kg and have a maximum value of US$ 1000, otherwise they must be declared.

Prohibited Imports

Weapons, ammunition, drugs, live animals (requires special permission), propaganda material (photos, documents, etc.) directed against Azerbaijan, fruit and vegetables. More information is available from

Prohibited Exports

Weapons, ammunition, precious metals and furs. Works of art and antiques can only be exported with prior permission from the Ministry of Culture. Further information is available from Azerbaijan Customs (Internet:

Contact addresses

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan

(with visa issue)

Heilbronner Strasse 154
+49 (0)711 26 37 71 20.

Mon, Tue, Thu 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Kramburgstrasse 10
+41 (0)31 350 50 40. Consular Dept. +41 (0)31 350 50 45

Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00. Consular Dept.: Mon, Wed, Fri 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Honorary consulates in Klagenfurt and St. Pölten.

Hügelgasse 2
+43 (0)1 403 13 22.

Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00. Consular Dept.: Mon, Wed, Fri 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Honorary Consulate in Stuttgart.

Hubertusallee 43
+49 (0)30 219 16 13. Consular Dept.: +49 (0)30 20 64 80 63.

Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00. Consular Dept.: Mon, Wed, Fri 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Telephone inquiries: Mon, Wed, Fri 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tue, Thu 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Business contacts

German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce (AHK Azerbaijan) Winter Park Plaza, 7th floor, Rasul Rza Str. 75, 1014 Baku, Azerbaijan +994 (0)12 497 63 06/07. Website: Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, Breite Straße 29, 10178 Berlin, Germany Tel. +49 (0)30 206 16 71 16. Website: Austrian Chamber of Commerce (foreign trade in Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe /Central Asia) Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63, 1045 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43 (0)1 59 09 00 43 22. Website: United Economic Chambers c/o DPS Communications GmbH, Kasernenstrasse 11, 8004 Zurich Tel. +41 (0 )44 221 00 85. Website: www.jointchambers.



According to, the country code for Azerbaijan is 00994. The area code for Baku is 012. Telephone communication is mainly via mobile phones. Telephone booths are available in large cities, these work with telephone cards (bought in the train station, at kiosks or in the post office) or with coins.

Mobile phone

GSM 900 covers the capital and major cities. No transmission and reception area in the mountains. Local mobile operators are Azercell (web:, also offers 4G service) and Bakcell (web:, 3G service) (both GSM network 900). There are roaming contracts with most international providers.


Internet access is available in all cities. Network providers include Azerin (Internet:, AzEuroTel (Internet: and Bakinternet (Internet:

Post office

International postal service is sometimes disrupted and delays occur. Letters to Western Europe usually take 10-14 days. Parcels should be sent by registered mail to expedite delivery


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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