Robbing and pickpocketing are conceivable but uncommon in Baku’s city, particularly in impoverished and poorly inhabited regions, and is more prevalent at night. As in all other nations, common sense is beneficial. In public transportation, keep an eye on your belongings as well.
Corruption is rampant. However, as a foreigner, you have a strong negotiating position when it comes to refusing to pay “hörmet” (bribe). Never accept a bribe. Azeris are often so embarrassed of their crooked economy that they would try to conceal it from you.
Unless you’re using a night train, try to go outside of the city during the day. Nighttime driving may be hazardous owing to invisible potholes and poorly illuminated vehicles.
Emergency contact numbers
- Ambulance: 103
- Fire: 101
- Gas Emergency: 104
- Speaking Clock: 106
- Police: 102
To convey your requirements, you must speak Azeri, Turkish, or Russian. Before traveling to Azerbaijan, it is a good idea to learn essential words.
Check the status of your diphtheria, tetanus, and Hepatitis A and B vaccinations. Malaria is a concern in lowland Azerbaijan, especially near the Iranian border. Anti-malarial medications are not required in Baku, although the danger exists in rural regions not distant from the city.
Water should not be drunk unless it is in a well sealed bottle. Bottled soft drinks or boiling beverages, such as tea or coffee, decrease hazards as well.