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COVID-19 RELATED ADVISORY (30-04-2020)

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EMBASSY OF INDIA
BAKU (AZERBAIJAN)

COVID-19 RELATED ADVISORY, DATED 30 APRIL, 2020

Embassy of India, Baku (Azerbaijan) has been receiving queries from Indian nationals in Azerbaijan and from India regarding Corona-virus 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.

Indian nationals residing in Azerbaijan may kindly note the following:

1. While the present quarantine regime in the country will continue until 04 May 2020, the authorities have decided to ease restrictions on some of the activities, wherein restrictions on the following are removed from 27 April 2020:
newspaper selling, printing and photocopying, photo studios, cleaning services in private apartments, tailoring services, shops selling stationery, cosmetics, clothes, shoes and leather items, gold and jewellery, spare parts, computer, electronics, home appliances, mobile, flowers, plants etc.
However, restrictions on shops dealing with above articles located in shopping centers and malls will remain in force. More information on relaxation of restrictions can be seen at https://nk.gov.az/az/article/822/
2. During the quarantine regime, each individual is required to obtain permission by sending a SMS to 8103. Foreigners residing in Azerbaijan, should send a text message containing the series and number of the certificate of permission for temporary or permanent residence in the territory of Azerbaijan. Example: Send an SMS of the following content MYI1111111. He or she can leave the home only after getting the requisite permission.
3. Starting from 27 April, the duration of permission accorded through SMS for leaving home for urgent medical treatment, to purchase food and other essentials, banking activities and participation of funeral of a close relative is extended from 2 to 3 hours.
4. It was reported that violation of the rules for introducing restrictions on movement will be regarded as a violation of the special quarantine regime and envisages liability established in the Code of Administrative Offenses and the Criminal Code.
5. Road travel between Baku and its two neighbouring districts Sumgait and Absheron is restricted. All travel from other regions to Baku are also suspended.
6. It is reported that regular bus services will be suspended in Baku in case of non-compliance with quarantine regime.
7. Baku Metro, which had suspended its services till 20 April, prolonged suspension of services till 04 May in view of extension of the quarantine regime.
8. 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.
9. State Migration Service has decided that foreigners, including Indian citizens, who have registered upon their place of stay, and could not leave Azerbaijan for obvious reasons, and their visa ended or will end during the period 01-31 May 2020, can stay in the country legally and their cases are considered as accepted by the State Migration Service and their period of stay will be extended for 30-60 days for payment of State Duty. They can stay in the country after they receive payment number through the website of the Service [https://eservice.migration.gov.az/public/payments-search?lang=az] by paying the State Fee in electronic form (via Government Payment Portal, ASAN Payment system, or Expresspay terminals).

10. The operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers has further extended the restrictions on the entry and exit at the state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan until May 31, 2020. The decision has been taken to prevent the spread of corona virus in the country. The movement of cargo and chartered flights have been exempted from this restriction.

11. The Embassy is functioning with normal working hours.

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

Email- cons.baku@mea.gov.in
Mobile No.- +994 51 2071621 / +994 50 270 26 35

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has addressed the nation on COVID-19 on 14 April 2020. The text of Prime Minister's speech is available at the link below:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1614215
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1607995

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)

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

twitter.com/indembassybaku
facebook.com/indiainazerbaijan
www.indianembassybaku.gov.in