The crime rate is low in Baku, but there are still something you can do to keep yourself and your companions safe if you are visiting for the F1 Grand Prix.

From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • crime levels in Baku are generally low, but muggings do occur from time to time after dark in the centre of town around the western bars and clubs and near dimly lit entrances of private apartments
  • take sensible precautions: be vigilant, avoid carrying large sums of money and try to avoid walking alone at night
  • look after your personal belongings, in particular your passport and your money
  • pedestrians should be vigilant at all times when crossing roads; red traffic lights and zebra crossings don’t necessarily mean a car will stop use the underpasses where available
  • when using a taxi make sure it has working seatbelts; many cars are poorly maintained and the standard of driving is erratic
  • respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure they do not offend other cultures or religious beliefs

The rest of the Travel Advice Summary for Azerbaijan can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/azerbaijan


From the Canadian Government’s Travel Advice website

There have been incidents of drink spiking, resulting in victims being robbed. Never leave food or drinks unattended or in the care of strangers. Be wary of accepting snacks, beverages, gum or cigarettes from new acquaintances. These items may contain drugs that could put you at risk of sexual assault and robbery.

Please click through to read the rest of the advisory for Azerbaijan.

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