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COVID-19 RELATED ADVISORY, DATED 01 May, 2020

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EMBASSY OF INDIA
BAKU (AZERBAIJAN)

COVID-19 RELATED ADVISORY, DATED 01 May, 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 has been extended until 31 May 2020, the authorities have decided to ease restrictions on a number of activities, in addition to the restrictions on some of the activities which have already been removed, from 04 May 2020 in Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran and Absheron districts. These include: barbershops, beauty salons and cosmetic services; 'DOST' centers; individual trade facilities etc.
2. Certain number of employees of state bodies will be allowed to resume work.
3. The system of obtaining permission through SMS to leave residence for urgent medical treatment, to purchase food and other essentials, banking activities and participation of funeral of a close relative will continue in Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran and Absheron districts.
4. Restrictions on the following were removed earlier: 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.
5. In the special quarantine regime, it is prohibited to gather people in groups of more than 10 people in public places, boulevards and parks, as well as in public catering facilities throughout the country.
6. The suspension of the teaching and learning process in all educational institutions of the country is extended until May 31, 2020.
7. 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.
8. 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).
9. In other regions and cities, except Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran and Absheron districts, and in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, more relaxations will be in place from May 4, 2020: These include:
• Abolition of the system of leaving the place of residence on the basis of permission received through SMS.
• On-site services to customers in restaurants, cafes and tea houses (except for the use of hookah equipment in public catering facilities) are allowed.
• Restrictions on access to boulevards, parks and recreation areas are lifted;
• Inter-district and inter-city traffic is restored (except for public transport services);
• Barbershops, beauty salons and cosmetic services are being restored;
• Government Offices will start functioning normally from 04 May.
More information on relaxation of restrictions can be seen at https://nk.gov.az/az/article/832/
10. 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

Lockdown in India has been extended for two more weeks beyond May 4 due to #COVID2019india. Details at:
https://www.indianembassybaku.gov.in/news_detail/?newsid=216

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