Special quarantine extended but some Covid measures lifted in Azerbaijan  

The Azerbaijan’s Cabinet of Ministers has extended the special quarantine mode and eased a number of restrictions.

According to the decision, the emergency quarantine regime in Azerbaijan has been extended until 06:00 (GMT+4) September 1, 2022, in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus infection and its probable consequences.

As of June 21, the provision prohibiting meetings of more than ten people in public places will be repealed.

The decision also impacts the necessity to post information about the organization and holding of festive events on the relevant portal, as well as the signing of a joint responsibility agreement between the event’s owner and the event’s venue’s owner.

On February 28, 2020, the country acknowledged its first COVID-19 case. On March 25, Azerbaijan implemented a one-of-a-kind quarantine mode as well as a slew of other measures to combat COVID-19.

The vaccination is free and voluntary throughout the country, and it is based on the ‘Vaccination Strategy Against COVID-19 in Azerbaijan for 2021-2022.’

China’s Sinovac vaccine was released on January 18, followed by AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria vaccine on May 3, Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine on May 18, and Pfizer’s vaccine on June 7. Since May 10, residents above the age of 18 have been allowed to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

At the same time citizens who have contraindications to vaccines, which have been licensed for use in the country receive exemption certificates.