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COVID-19 related Advisory (20-03-2020)

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DATED MARCH 20, 2020

Embassy of India, Baku (Azerbaijan) has received some queries from India and Indian nationals in Azerbaijan regarding Coronavirus infections in Azerbaijan. In this regard, the Embassy is maintaining contact with local authorities in Azerbaijan and is also in touch with Indian nationals residing in Azerbaijan.

With effect from 22 March 2020, all international commercial passenger traffic into India will be temporarily suspended for one week.  This is purely a temporary measure and is being reviewed regularly at Ministerial level. All Indian nationals, OCI card holders and foreign nationals are advised to refrain from making any plans to travel to India during this period.

Prime Minister of India has addressed the nation on COVID-19 on 19 March 2020. The text of Prime Minister's speech is available at the link below:



All COVID-19 related query in India may be addressed to the following:

     1800118797 (Toll Free)

     +91 11 2301 2113

     +91 11 2301 4104

     +91 11 2301 7905

Fax: +9111 23018158

     Email: covid19@mea.gov.in

     For CIS countries, including Azerbaijan:

Tel. Nos. +91 11 2301 3410; +91 7291078057


     Officers responsible:

     1. Mr. Manish Prabhat, JS(ERS)

     2. Mr. Digvijay Sanjay Patel, IFS (OT) -

     3.  Ms. Ragashree T, IFS(OT)


Indian nationals in Azerbaijan may kindly note the following:

(i)  The Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan has advised all to follow self-isolation measures, to leave home only when there is a serious need, to have minimal contact with other people, and not to go to crowded areas.


(ii) Road travel between Baku and its two neighbouring districts Sumgait and Absheron is restricted. All travel from other regions to Baku are also suspended.


(iii) Citizens of foreign countries visiting Azerbaijan may be placed in quarantine for 14 days, taking into account individual medical conditions, or required to observe a 14-day individual quarantine at home. Citizens of foreign countries may also be tested for COVID-19.

We are available for all fellow Indian Nationals residing in Azerbaijan at the contact given below:


Email- cHYPERLINK "mailto:cons.baku@mea.gov.in"ons.baku@mea.gov.in

Mobile No.- +994 51 2071621 /+994 50 270 26 35


All concerned are also requested to visit Embassy pages at following link for updates :

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