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Azerbaijan - Getting Around and Local Laws

Travellers tell tales of chaos and mayhem in regards to getting around Azerbaijan. With a little harnessing of your chi, you might fare just fine in your travels. A few things to watch out for involve roadway conditions

Health in Azerbaijan

You won’t have as much of a chance of falling ill in Azerbaijan as you would in other Asian countries, but a risk is till present. Medical facilities aren’t up to snuff throughout the country -- you’ll have most lu

Crime And Scams In Azerbaijan

Crime exists on a few levels in Azerbaijan. Part of it stems from political instability and violence related to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. In this area, sniper shootings, insurgent attacks and landmines are poss

Recommended vaccinations for Azerbaijan

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Malaria

    Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.

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