Visa and Travel
If you are holding a regular passport from Republic of Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Uzbekistan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Ukraine; Or, you are holding a diplomatic or service passport from the list. Then no Visa needed for Azerbaijan. If your passport is not from any of the countries mentioned, then you need to get a visa to enter to the country.
Citizens of Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Japan, Indonesia, People’s republic of China, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Republic of Turkey, Israel and United Arab Emirates can get a visa upon their arrival in any international Airport in Azerbaijan.
However if your country is not in the lists above and you need Visa, we can help you to get a letter that you can travel and get your visa in Haydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku. Getting such a letter is free of charge for participants, however visa fee will be applied when you are at the airport. To get a letter from Organization Committee and for the smooth Visa process handled by the Organization Committee, please register before the early registration deadline and mention that you need visa in your application form, so we take care of it.
You can also issue a visa in Consulates of Azerbaijan republic in foreign countries or simply apply for an electronic visa online from https://evisa.gov.az/en/
More information about visa requirements please visit: http://www.mfa.gov.az/content/918
Hotels: Please note that Participants should make a reservation of a hotel or other type of accommodation on their own. We have a deal with Sumgayit Plaza Hotel and Boulevard Hotel Baku as well as Boutique Hotel Baku with a discounted price for Participants of TECIS. If you would like us to make reservation for you please mention in the registration fee. Otherwise you can use global booking platforms or our partner travel agency Amplo tourism for your hotel reservations.
Welcoming: Our team will take care of your transfer from Airport or any other arrival point to your hotel free of charge, please note that you need a welcoming in your registration form!
Heydar Aliyev International Airport is situated 25 km (15 mi) from Baku city centre. It is served by major airlines including Aeroflot, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Buta Airways and Qatar Airways, and a whole host of smaller airlines. One of the least expensive ways to get between Baku and Europe is via Aeroflot, with inexpensive flights to/from Moscow daily. Air Baltic also offers flights with good prices from/via Riga; Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has flights from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, however these are code-shared with Azeri flag-carrier Azal, and start from around $130 one-way. WizzAir offers a low-cost option from Budapest to Baku (from 39EUR one-way). From Europe mostly chosen combined flights are through Kiew, Moscow and Istanbul.
Baku is in the middle of Europe and Asia, on the ancient Silkway, easy accessible from both continents with railways from Turkey, Kazakhstan, Iran, and Georgia as well as with few times cheap direct flights daily from Istanbul, Moscow, Kiew and Dubai which could be easily combined. There are also direct flights few times a week from Sofia, Antalya, Kazan, Mineralnye Vody, Budapest, St.Petersburg, Tbilisi, Tahran, London, Paris, Prague, Barcelona, Milan, Beijing, Frankfurt, Minsk, Riga, Sharjah, Almaty, Aktau, Ankara, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Berlin-Tegel, Dubai–International, Jeddah, Kiev-Boryspil, Lviv, Milan–Malpensa, Minsk, Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Vnukovo, New York–JFK, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Prague (resumes 1 June 2018), Qabala, St Petersburg, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Abu-dhabi, Bahrain, Baghdad, Najaf, Kuwait, Ashgabad, Trabzon, Aktau, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Tashkent and Rhodes.
Overnight trains are avalible from Russia and Ukraine on a regular basis. Moscow has departures three times a week, there is also a once-weekly train leaving Saint Petersburg on Sundays. Other cities with less frequent connections include Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. Kiev has a service leaving every Saturday, with carriges added from several other cities. Also, on some occasions there is a direct train from the Belarusian city of Brest which also stops in Minsk . There is an overnight sleeper from Tbilisi in neighboring Georgia leaving daily. Journey times is 14 hours. The train makes stop-overs in Lankaran, Sheki, Xachmaz and Ganja. A journey in second class from Tbilisi will set you back 58 laris.
You can access to Baku from Turkey, Georgia, Caucasian region of Russia, Ukraine and Iran by car in less Hours.