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Here's some first hand experience (I visited the region a few weeks ago). Visiting Armenia is not a problem for Azerbaijan, nor is it the other way around. What is a problem, is having a visa for Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR) in your passport when you want to visit Azerbaijan. Indeed, at best, you will not be let in to Azerbaijan. It is said that NKR has no ...


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There are special rules for it, the official site has a special page for this. Basically as long as you have an invitation or ticket for the event, you get a visa on arrival.


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According to this blog, you should try to avoid visit both countries with the same passport. If you get two passports (Israel and USA, for example), try to get into one country by one of them, and to other with other passport (as author of the blog did). The main problem is possible visiting of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. It is a crime in Azerbaijan (illegal ...


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Yes this is possible 100%. I just came back from a visit to Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh. The visa agent at Nagorno Karabagh will ask you if you want to have the visa on a separate paper. This is very common since most foreign visitors will prefer it this way. That was my experience. If one agent forgets to ask just ask it yourself, they are willing to do it....


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I don't think its possible. When we went there last year they insisted on placing a full-page sticker visa into our passports. You might be lucky, but I don't think there is an official way to get it done.


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It turns out the information is indeed on the Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, just the link does not stand out well and the page contains at least one other broken link. The countries applying the visa-free regime page has a section II group. For the holders of any kind of passports (Diplomatic, service, (official/special) and ...


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AzAL would probably not classify itself as a low cost airline, but offers very good rates to destinations in the region. http://www.azal.az/ There are several low cost airlines that serve the region. But keep in mind the Caucasus is quite a distance away from Europe, if that's where you're coming from. Meaning that the cost of flying there will be a bit ...


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Am also struggling to find any info on it. Some hotel costs from the area are observed on a blog of the region. I also love the fact that one of the hotels of the region has the song 'Hotel California' playing on their website...


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Well, I did the trip today. Here goes: There are indeed minibusses scheduled from Sheki to Balakan at 1010 and 1400. I took the 1010 minibus. This minibus that was supposed to go to Balakan (as told by the clerk at the bus station and agreed to by the driver) actually only went as far sa Zaqatala. Here, I was bundled into another minibus, that did go to ...


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The Caravanistan guide that you cite describes getting from Baku to Alat but it is not too hard to backtrack: from Alat port take a minibus / taxi to the bus stop from there take bus 195 to Baku Looking at google maps, this seems to be the Alat port to me. You are looking for transportation from the port to the bus stop where the 195 will take you to ...


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You might be able to get a second passport from your Government. Some, like the UK, do this due to this problem.


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No you don't need a transit visa, provided you have proof of onward travel and remain in Azerbaijan for less than 72h. However, make sure you don't need to transfer terminals at Baku airport, because then you'll need a visa. TWOV (Transit Without Visa): - Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit time of 72 hours. - Stateless persons and refugees ...


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Given the designation of the train it is unlikely that Georgian Railway system will give you anything different than the Azerbaijan's Railway booking system so there are no other stops between Rustavi and Tbilisi. As far as Tbilisi-Uzl is concerned it actually is short for "Тбилиси Узловая" (Tbilisi Hub for lack of better translation) which is a name for a ...


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A great resource for this can be found at Visa requirements for Chinese citizens (Wikipedia has a page like this for every country). On this page, you can see that although Chinese citizens do not need a visa for Azerbaijan to visit up to 30 days, a visa is required for all the other countries on your proposed itinerary. Similarly, you can find additional ...


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Actually visiting NKR is a crime in Azerbaijan, but you won't get in any kind of problem in Armenia because of visiting Azerbaijan. I visited Armenia with a friend who had an Azerbaijani visa in his passport and in Armenia they asked a couple of questions regarding his visit from Azerbaijan in front of us, then they let him go (I'm an Armenian from Iran and ...


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Buses are leaving from the Ortachala bus station 4 buses a week 20 Lari from Tbilisi to Baku Source: OnTheStreet For times and confirmation of the service, I would still go over to the bus station. The Lonely Planet page for Tbilisi also mentions buses from Marneuli (30km south of Tbilisi) to Baku.


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Dörtyol Ticaret Merkezi Misafirhanesi, which apparently means "trade centre guesthouse" had a room with shared bathroom available for 12 Azeri manat as of August last year. That's about 11 euro or $15 USD currently. This comes from somebody calling themself "MoonStarFarAway" on a site called travbuddy.com Apparently the cheapest option according to the ...


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Wikitravel's article on Sheki (aka Shaki) seems to make it at least somewhat clear: (Balakan is the border town, about 12km from the crossing with Georgia.) By taxi: A taxi is also a fine, if more expensive, way to get to Georgia, and you should have no trouble finding a taxi, bus, or marshrutka onward from the border at Lagodekhi to Tbilisi. By Minibus (...


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Check the relevant page on most Azeri embassy websites. Here's the one for the embassy in Holland: http://www.azembassy.nl/index.php?options=news&id=13&news_id=178 In short: With an invite (press, say) or ticket (the public), you can get a visa for Azerbaijan upon entering the country through one of the international airports. You can not get a ...


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According to the Ministry of Foreign Afairs of Azerbaijan I think it should only cost $40 USD if you get it in advance.


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The David Gareja monastery area is very close to the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan, a few hundred meters away. If you went wandering in the hills, it's quite possible that you might enter Azerbaijan. The border is disputed. While the two countries agree on where the official border lays, Georgia contends that this location was artificially imposed ...


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I would suggest going back to the source Azerbaijan Railways LTD timetable for local trains: There is a daily train from Baku to Tbilisi daily leaving Baku @20:30 local time. There is also an express train from Ganja to Baku leaving every other day (English version is incorrect) @9:00. I can't find information about the stops of the fast train to Tbilisi. ...


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Not really. For example, Uzbekistan has a 2x72hr transit visa, but that really doesn't give you time to do much at all. You need to get a tourist visa, and a Letter of Invitation. It's probably the hardest one to get (although Kazakhstan took me a long time when I was in St Petersburg). The 'best' resource online for this at present is probably ...


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The airport had a huge renovation in 2013, so things are a bit hectic there. I believe you're flying with AZAL (Azerbaijan Airlines), so you should be in the new fancy terminal. I was there this summer, and there was a shop after passport control (and hence in the transit area, in front of the gates) where you could buy souvenirs.


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You have to go to the main station and ask around, the prices are very different as there are no actual companies driving. The drivers are individuals who drive families and tourist to the borders. I will ask my friends in tbilisi to find out the estimate price but meanwhile I did my research and found this gem website. http://www.costtotravel.com/how-to-...


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If you were on a single booking and didn't need to pass through immigration, you could transit without a visa. Timatic tells us that transit without visa is possible if you remain airside. Since you are on separate tickets and will need to pass through passport control to collect your luggage and change flights, you will need a transit visa. In theory you ...


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Each country has 3 mobile operators and all of them offer mobile internet (though not all offer 4G). They also all operate on the same frequency meaning you can use the same phone everywhere (make sure your phone is operator unlocked though !) According to their respective Wikipedia pages, coverage seems to be quite good: 98% of populated territory (2010) ...


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It's apparently not the case, except if you have a letter of invitation from the State Migration Service. Wikipedia also points to this list of diplomatic missions of Azerbaijan.


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By the latest update, Azal began providing AzalJet as lowcost provider. Even in Azal's website you can see the flight. There are flights both from Baku ( capital ) and Gabala (region in the middle of Azerbaijan).



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