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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Apart from the sometimes-terrifying driving, Azerbaijan is generally a very safe country. You’re more likely to encounter hospitality than crime. However, that hospitality is tempered with a certain intrusive inquisitiveness, which can become tiresome. Lone travellers are especially likely to raise questions in local minds. Police in small, out-of-the way places seem to imagine any outsider to be a potential spy.