Tips for travel to Azerbaijan

With 9 out of 11 of the world's climatic zones, Azerbaijan's untouched nature, mineral springs and a unique ancient architecture attracts visitors from all over the world, in both the summer and winter months. Azerbaijan's rich historical, cultural and natural heritage make it a truly outstanding and unique destination. Here are a few health tips to ensure you have a safe and pleasant trip.

Before travel

Before travel if you have an existing medical condition make sure to get medical advice from your doctor and make the necessary preparations.

Vaccination

According to www.who.int/ith there are no specific recommendations for vaccinations.

General Tips

Make sure that your medical insurance provides coverage for the cost of treatment in Azerbaijan. Clarify whether your insurance policy includes medical transportation to your home country if necessary.

If during the trip you will need to take any kind of medication, don’t forget make copy of necessary prescriptions or collect medicines in your first aid kit and check that you able to bring it into the Azerbaijan.

During your stay

Be vigilant. After arriving at the location, check with the locations of nearby pharmacies and health centers. When you will be at the venue note the location of emergency exits and first aid station.

At the time of the  Islamic Solidarity Games, volunteers and police will be on hand to help you. If necessary, refer to them.

Emergency numbers

For medical emergency, please call: 103
To get extra information related to health, medical facilities and pharmacies call the hotline of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan: 9103

All numbers are available for calls from mobile phones as well as from land lines.

All pharmacies of Baku and other cities marked by the following identification symbol.

Safe nutrition and water

Recommended by the WHO 5 key techniques to safer nutrition:

  • Keep the area clean
  • Separate raw foods from cooked
  • Cook food thoroughly
  • Keep food at safe temperatures
  • Use safe water and food

Remember that the national cuisine of Azerbaijan may be unfamiliar to you. Don’t drink from taps, use only bottled water. 

What to do if you have diarrhea

Diarrhea (diarrhea) - the most common problem of travelers. At the first signs of diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids, in particular boiled or bottled water. Rehydration salts can also be purchased in pharmacies. Avoid drinking coffee, sugary drinks, and alcohol. If you suffer frequent and watery stools, immediately seek for medical help.

Swim in specially designated waters, where the lifeguard are available and the quality of water is monitored.

Useful links

Ministry of Health, Azerbaijan

www.sehiyye.gov.az

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