Filter for Azerbaijan Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-08-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
All public transport on weekends shall be suspended (aug 8-31) in Baku, Jalilabad, Ganja, Masalli, Mingachevir, Sumgayit and Yevlakh cities and Absheron, Barda, Goranboy, Goygol, Khachmaz and Salyan districts. With the exception of special purpose vehicles, including ambulances, emergency response, rescue, as well as trucks, suspension of passenger transportation between cities and districts of the country with a special quarantine regime by land and air (except for the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic)
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2020-08-05 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The use of beaches across the country in accordance with the rules established in line with the requirements of the quarantine regime by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Baku City Executive Authority shall be allowed.
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2020-08-05 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
From 06:00 on 5 August 2020, the system of leaving the place of residence and temporary stay on the basis of an SMS permit, service card, icaze.e-gov.az domain in the cities and districts included in the zone of a tightened quarantine zone shall be abolished.
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2020-08-03 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Suspension of entry and exit to and from the country by land and air (except for special and charter flights);Borders are closed with Iran until the 31st of August; Borders are closed with Georgia until the 31st of August.
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2020-08-03 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Suspension of entry and exit to and from the country by land and air (except for special and charter flights);
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2020-08-03 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Large shopping centers except for the grocery stores and pharmacies within them; On-site customer service in public catering facilities; Museums and exhibition halls; Teaching and training process at all educational institutions (except for exams, competitions and interviews, as well as processing of requests for various certificates and documents); All public activities, including outdoor sports competitions and games, as well as cultural and sporting events; Suspension of children’s and other entertainment facilities, cinemas and public catering facilities within large shopping centers and shopping malls; Suspension of entertainment activities, including children’s entertainment venues (including boulevards and parks); Suspension of sports, health and rehabilitation services (except for medical services in this area); Suspension of cultural facilities, as well as cinemas, theaters, gyms
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2020-08-03 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Prohibition of gathering in groups of more than five in public places, including streets, boulevards, parks and other places. Prohibition of services involving the organization of events, including the organization of birthday parties, weddings, engagements and similar ceremonies in a client’s home or other places: Baku, Jalilabad, Ganja, Masalli, Mingachevir, Sumgayit and Yevlakh cities and Absheron, Barda, Goranboy, Goygol, Khachmaz and Salyan districts
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2020-08-03 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
With the exception of funeral wakes, prohibition of religious ritual services, as well as the organization of mourning ceremonies in ceremonial halls, tents and other enclosed spaces
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2020-08-03 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Prohibition of family visits with patients in medical institutions;
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2020-08-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Taking into account the rate of the COVID-19 infection, a special quarantine regime shall be applied in the following cities and districts until 00:00 on 31 August 2020: Baku, Jalilabad, Ganja, Masalli, Mingachevir, Sumgayit and Yevlakh cities and Absheron, Barda, Goranboy, Goygol, Khachmaz and Salyan districts.
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2020-08-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
August 1, the National Air Carrier of Azerbaijan will open offline sales in Azerbaijan through the Global Distribution System (GDS) to its direct agents. At the same time, according to Jahangir Askerov, it is necessary to understand that the main source of income for tour operators should be not only the sale of air tickets but rather the sale of ready-made tour packages as is practiced all over the world. Based on the experience of other countries, in the post-pandemic period it would first be necessary to focus on the development of domestic tourism, and Azerbaijan Airlines will make Azerbaijan even more accessible to foreign tourists.
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2020-07-28 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Jahangir Asgarov noted that following the approval of new provisional rules for air transportation during the pandemic National Air Carrier of Azerbaijan and some foreign airlines began operating special international flights to the most popular destinations, such as Istanbul, London, Berlin, Dubai and Minsk. Moreover, 30% discount on air tickets is applicable on AZAL flights for Azerbaijani students wishing to return to their homeland. Due to the extension of the quarantine and the closure of borders until August 31, 2020, all airports of Azerbaijan are closed for regular passenger flights. At the same time, AZAL is continuing negotiations with a number of countries, including Russia, for the launch of special flights.
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2020-07-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Currently all arrivals to Azerbaijan are being placed in a mandatory 14-day quarantine in government-provided facilities, regardless of travel origin. The quality of basic services in these facilities varies and may not meet all travelers’ individual needs. These quarantine measures are subject to change without prior notice. There are reports of U.S. citizens having to share quarters with strangers and of families being separated in quarantine facilities.
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2020-07-05 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
the special quarantine regime in the cities of Baku, Jalilabad, Ganja, Lankaran, Masalli, Sumgayit, Yevlakh and the Absheron district, as well as the cities of Goranboy, Goygol and Mingachevir and the districts of Barda, Khachmaz, Samukh, Siyazan and Shaki shall be extended from 06:00 on 5 July 2020 to 06:00 on 20 July 2020.
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2020-07-05 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
July 5, restrictions will remain partially eased for all regions of Azerbaijan except for Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
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2020-07-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
REACT-C19 project, which aimed to support Azerbaijan in rapidly scaling up essential capacities for COVID-19 readiness and response finished its work in designated hospitals of Baku and regions after a 3-month marathon. The project covered 12 hospitals in 5 regions - Baku, Ganja, Shamkir, Agdash, and Goranboy in 4 sprints of approximately two weeks. Within the project, 1185 attendances of health workers in trainings were achieved in total in a variety of subjects including management of severe COVID patients, interpretation of COVID laboratory results, etc. The project facilitated the establishment of Infection Control Committees in 5 hospitals, setting an example for others to follow.
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2020-06-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PAYMENT OF ONE-TIME PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF 190 MANATS IN BAKU, SUMGAYIT, GANJA, LANKARAN CITIES AND ABSHERON, YEVLAKH, JALILABAD, MASALLI DISTRICTS
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2020-06-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
SIMPLIFICATION OF THE PROCEDURE FOR PROVIDING TARGETED STATE SOCIAL ASSISTANCE TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST A NEW TYPE OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC
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2020-06-22 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
cities: shopping malls, cinemas, restaurants and cafes, beauty salons and museums will be closed again after having reopened on May 31.
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2020-06-22 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
People in major cities, including the capital Baku, will be allowed to leave their homes only with special permission from authorities between Sunday, June 22, and July 5. Government of Azerbaijan will reintroduce an SMS regime requiring individuals in Baku, Ganja, Sumgayit, Lankaran, Yevlakh, Masalli, Lankaran, Jalilabad, and Absheron to obtain permission by SMS to leave home for essential trips.
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2020-06-18 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Azerbaijani government announced on Thursday, June 18, that coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown measures will be reintroduced and extended through August 1.
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2020-06-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The Government of Azerbaijan will instate a mandatory stay-at-home order for individuals in Baku, Sumgayit, the Absheron Peninsula, Ganja, Yevlakh, Kurdamir, Ismaili, Salyan District, and Lankaran from 12 a.m. on June 14, 2020, to 6 a.m. on June 16, 2020. During this time, individuals in the municipalities listed above are not permitted to leave their places of residence unless faced with an imminent threat to their health and safety. Individuals will be able to take their pets outside subject to certain limitations during the tightened movement restrictions. The Government of Azerbaijan has warned harsh penalties will be imposed against anyone violating the stay-at-home order.
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2020-06-11 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting international passenger traffic and movement between the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through July 1, 2020.
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2020-06-11 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Azerbaijani authorities have extended the suspension of all commercial passenger flights in to and out of Azerbaijan until July 1 at the earliest.
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2020-06-08 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The State Migration Service recently announced that foreigners "who cannot leave Azerbaijan for obvious reasons" can make a one-time online payment to extend their migration status in Azerbaijan. 30- and 60-day extensions cost 15 AZN and 30 AZN, respectively. The guideline applies to foreigners whose legal stay in Azerbaijan expired on April 30.
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2020-06-08 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
A ban on individuals aged 65 and above has also been lifted, although the Government of Azerbaijan recommends elderly individuals only leave their homes if necessary.
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2020-06-06 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The Government of Azerbaijan instated a mandatory stay-at-home order for all individuals in Azerbaijan from 00:00 June 6 to 06:00 June 8, 2020. During this period, individuals were restricted from leaving their homes except for the event of a medical emergency. As of 06:00 June 8, 2020, this order has expired.
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2020-06-03 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
mandatory for Azerbaijanis to wear face masks while in public places as of June 3; Violators of the regulation will be fined 50 manats ($30), while officials violating the law will be obliged to pay 100 manats ($60). Companies and organizations who break the law will be fined 200 manats ($120).The fines will double for repeated violations.
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2020-05-09 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
decided to resume Baku Metro from 06.00 on May 9, 2020. metro stations should be allowed to enter only passengers who leave their place of residence with an SMS permit, by registering on the portal "permission.e-gov.az", with a service card or a certificate of employment.Passengers must wear protective masks and wait for social distance in the area of ??the metro station, as well as on trains.
2020-05-09 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Passengers must wear protective masks and wait for social distance in the area of ??the metro station, as well as on trains.
2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Together against COVID-19" campaign
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
The suspension of the teaching and learning process in all educational institutions of the country is extended until May 31, 2020.
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2020-05-01 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
easing of restrictions, • the system of leaving the place of residence on the basis of a service card or a certificate of employment with the permission of SMS, registration on the portal "permit.e-gov.az" is abolished; social assitance offices reopen;the full range of activities of government employees is restored; on-site services are restored to customers in restaurants, cafes and tea houses (except for the use of hookah equipment in public catering facilities); Restrictions on access to boulevards, parks and recreation areas are lifted; inter-district and inter-city traffic is restored in the mentioned areas (except for public transport services);the activities of legal entities and individuals providing work and services to other business entities in various areas where their activities are restricted during the special quarantine regime are restored;the activity of individual trade facilities in all areas is restored;barbershops, beauty salons and cosmetic services are being restored;
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
restaraunts, cafes, barbershops, beauty salons opened with restrictions; public parks reopened; public offices reopened
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2020-04-29 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Restrictions on entry and exit at the state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan are extended until May 31, 2020.
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2020-04-27 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
starting from 00:00 on April 27, 2020, the duration of permits will be extended from 2 to 3 hours when sending an SMS to 8103 to leave the place of residence. Since the restrictions on some areas of activity have been removed from this date, permission will be applied to 8103 in the following cases:
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2020-04-18 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
the special quarantine regime applied in the country was extended until 00.00 on May 4, 2020
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2020-04-18 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
schools remain closed until May 20
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2020-04-11 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
In order to control the expenditure of the Coronavirus Support Fund’s resources, the Public Control Council was formed
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PPE and laboratory testing equipment from WHO
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN ON PARDONING A NUMBER OF CONVICTS
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2020-04-05 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
ground and air transport to the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, except for cargo transportation from 00:00 on April 5, 2020 to 00:00 on April 20, 2020 Local flights, including entry and exit, are completely suspended.
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2020-03-29 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Restaurants and cafes throughout the country have been closed
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2020-03-24 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
only allowed to leave place of residences under certain specific circumstances: employed as essentail workers; to seek medical assistance; go to grocery store, pharmacy, bank, postal service, attend funeral of close relative (BASED ON PERMISSION VIA SMS: send text to dedicated number with code for activity you want permission to go out for; different codes for citizens vs. foreigners currently in country. no need for permission in case of urgent life threatening matters; first from 24/03 then extended measures from 05/04. to last until 20/04
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2020-03-23 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Malls and large shopping centres have stopped functioning for a month effective from 23rd March.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Mass events and celebrations of the Novruz Festival have been cancelled; recommend refraining from mass events an dpublic gathering areas unless necessary
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
border officials are screening all arriving travelers for symptoms. In case of any suspected exposure, the passenger - regardless of national origin or purpose of travel - will be evaluated and sent to specially designated facilities for quarantine, as appropriate.
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
In the event of suspected coronavirus symptoms, a person will be quarantined in one of three quarantine facilities for 14 days or more, or until the person is determined to be free of the coronavirus; passengers arriving from countries which have high numbers of COVID-19 cases may be placed in quarantine immediately upon arrival, or may be asked to undergo self-quarantine, for 14 days in either case
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Entry to Azerbaijan is temporarily suspended for all citizens of China and Iran. Visa issuance for the citizens of these countries has also been suspended
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Flights to and from China, Iran, France, Germany, Kazakhstan and Ukraine are cancelled
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a Decree calling for the establishment of a Fund to Support Fight Against Coronavirus
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Coronavirus Support Fund
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Azerbaijan government has launched an information portal aimed to raise public awareness on prevention of the spread of Coronavirus infection and prophylaxis of the disease in the Country (https://koronavirusinfo.az/).
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
closed border between Russia and Azerbaijan to all traffic; allowances are made for citizens of Azerbaijan to cross the border to return home, and vice-versa
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
closed border between Georgia and Azerbaijan to all traffic for 10 days; allowances are made for citizens of Azerbaijan to cross the border to return home, and vice-versa
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
closed border between Turkey and Azerbaijan to all traffic for 10 days; allowances are made for citizens of Azerbaijan to cross the border to return home, and vice-versa
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2020-03-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2020 is postponed; mass events and celebrations of the Novruz Festival have been cancelled; still just a suggestion to refrain from mass gathering not official rule
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2020-03-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Cinemas, museums, theatres, entertainment centres and gyms in the country have stopped functioning ; The organisation of mass celebrations and meetings in restaurants and cafes has been prohibited.; Entrance to all boulevards and parks has been prohibited.
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Cancelling routine nonimmigrant visa checks
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Assistance from WHO mission on COVID 19 preparedness measures. Azerbaijan is 1 of the 17 countries in the WHO European Region that is receiving laboratory testing kits. The first round of kits was distributed in February, and a second round is currently being shipped. The country will also be receiving personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health-care workers caring for patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and laboratory staff who are testing swabs of suspected cases.
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2020-03-01 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
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2020-03-01 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
temporarily suspended the issuance of e-visas.
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2020-03-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
international travelers with symptoms
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2020-03-01 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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2020-02-29 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
closed border between Iran and Azerbaijan to all traffic for 10 days; allowances are made for citizens of Azerbaijan to cross the border to return home, and vice-versa
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2020-02-29 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Iran and Georgia
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