Azerbaijan Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import by persons of 16 years and older:
- 600 cigarettes;
- 3 liters of alcoholic beverages;
- a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use;
- goods up to an amount of USD 1,500.- for personal use only (if being younger than 16 years: up to an amount of USD 500.-);
- personal effects (must be declared on arrival): 20 grams of gold or 0,5 carat diamond fixed in jewellery goods, other precious metals and jewellery: up to USD 1,500.-;
- up to 10 kilograms food and 125 grams caviar.

Passengers having a connection flight within the European Union member states or USA, are not permitted to carry any previously purchased duty-free products (over 100ml) as hand luggage even in sealed bags. Duty-free liquids bought on the plane or purchased after the security checkpoint at last point of departure are allowed.

Additional Information on regulations:

Prohibited: Photographs and printed matter directed against Azerbaijan, live animals (subject to special permit), military arms and ammunition, narcotics (opium, hashish, etc.), fruit and vegetables.

Customs declaration must be handed over on departure.

Export regulations:

Prohibited: Arms, ammunition, precious metals (gold, silver, etc.) and articles made thereof (also if containing precious stones and/or real pearls), antiquities and art objects (subject to duty and special permit from the ministry of culture), furs.

Except if such articles belong to the imported personal effects of the passenger (e.g. personal jewelry) and have been declared upon arrival.

Crew members customs regulations:

Same regulations as for passengers apply.


Cats, dogs and birds (except pigeons) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate with seal of local board of health and not be issued over ten days prior to arrival. Pigeons are prohibited entry. Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo. Generally pets are not permitted in hotels.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Azerbaijan.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of the CIS .


Currency Import regulations:

1. Residents:
a. Local currency (New Azeri Manat-AZN): allowed, if the amount has been declared on the customs declaration when leaving the country.
b. Foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must be declared.
2. Non-residents:
Foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

1. Residents:
a. Local currency (New Azeri Manat-AZN): no restrictions if the amount is declared on departure.
b. Foreign currencies: max. USD 10,000.- (or equivalent). All amounts higher than USD 1,000.- are subject to tax (1%). Amounts higher than USD 10,000.- have to be approved by the Central Bank of Azerbaijan.
2. Non-residents: up to the amount imported and declared (proof of import must be presented otherwise a max. of USD 1,000.- may be exported).

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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