Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019
In last year, Azerbaijan advanced in the updated Passport Index rating of Henley & Partners, moving up three spaces and taking 74th place out of 104. The year prior to that was 63 such countries.
The holders of Azerbaijani passport are permitted to visit Georgia, Turkey, Iran, almost all CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries excluding Armenia as well as Albania, Montenegro, Malaysia, and several other countries without a visa.
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The citizens of Azerbaijan can get a visa on arrival at ports of entry in Benin, Syria and Sri Lanka.
Nevertheless, visa-free travel agreements with some countries – for example, Palestine – was concluded.
As per the State Statistics Committee, the number one destination for Azerbaijani citizens is Iran, with Georgia close behind.
To more than 114 countries, citizens of Georgia enjoy visa-free travel as Armenia ranks 68th in the index. The leader in the region is Russia, whose citizens can visit 119 countries without a visa.