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Baku (Baki)

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

The crime rate is very low. Over inquisitive police are more likely to bother you than criminals. Keep at least a photocopy of your passport and visa with you in case of police checks. Avoid photography on the metro, near the Presidential Administration Tower and halfway up the funicular.

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While you're there

Medical services

Aptek (pharmacies) are generally well stocked and relatively inexpensive. A regularly updated list of emergency medical services appears on the US Embassy’s website at azerbaijan.usembassy.gov/medical_services.html.

Aptek Həyat (4936161; Bülbül pr 30; 24hr)

HIV tests (4949924) You can organise anonymous tests via this number. No English spoken.

International SOS (German Medical Centre; 937354, 934089; www.sosinternational.com; Rəşid Behbudov küç 30; 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat) Some expat doctors work here, but 15-minute consultations start at US$103.

MediClub (4970911; www.mediclub.az; Üzeyir Hacibəyov küç 45) Doctors’ consultations from AZN24.

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