Dates: 10 to 12 June, 2022
Venue: Baku city circuit
Time: Race begins 3pm local time, Sunday 12 June
Entry requirements: You need a valid F1 events ticket and photographic ID
For more information, read the travel advice for Azerbaijan
Passports and visas
If you are a UK national traveling to Azerbaijan to work in connection with the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, or a fan traveling to watch Grand Prix, you will be able to obtain a visa on arrival to an international airport in Azerbaijan, from May 10 to June 15, 2022.
To be issued a visa, you will need to show one of the following:
- an accreditation card or other document confirming in accordance with the relevant rules of “Formula One Management Limited” company and International Automobile Federation, the international organizers of Formula 1 races
- an accreditation card for Baku City Circuit Operations Company
- a ticket or a document that confirm obtain a ticket for 2022 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
See the Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for further details.
alternatively, you can get an official e-visa online or apply for a visa through the Azerbaijan Embassy-affiliated Visa Service Center in the UK.
- your passport should be valid for a minimum of 3 months from the date your visa expires
- take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance – your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) won’t be valid in Azerbaijan, so travel and medical insurance is essential even if you’re only staying for 1 night
- if you’re visiting Azerbaijan for longer than 15 days, you must register within 15 working days of arrival. Hotels may provide this service for their guests, but visitors staying in apartments or private residences will have to register by themselves. Guidance on the process can be found on the State Migration Service’s website
- the special quarantine regime remains in effect until July 1, 2022. Proof of vaccination (a document confirming full vaccination against COVID-19 or immunity to COVID-19) is still required for those 18 and over at indoor facilities such as malls and restaurants.
- police sometimes carry out checks of identity documents. You should carry your passport at all times. Keep it secure and leave a copy of the details page separately in a safe place
- for more guidance, see our travel advice for Azerbaijan
Getting to/from the airport
- it takes 25 to 30 minutes to get from the airport to the city centre. For a journey to one of the major hotels in central Baku expect to pay 20-30 AZN
- there are a variety of taxi options available in Baku including private hire, app-based and metered cabs
- some visitors have reported being seriously over-charged by local taxis
- with private hire it’s best to negotiate a price before leaving – make sure any taxi you take has a yellow taxi sign or clear taxi branding on it
- if taking a metered cab ensure the taxi meter is switched on
- check that the taxi has working seatbelts
Baku Bus runs a 24/7 service from the airport to the centrally located 28 May Metro station. You can find details on departure times and route on the Aero Express website. You can also [search for a bus route](http://alo141.az/buses/index?language=en) (http://alo141.az/buses/index?language=en).
The changes in bus routes/timetables will be posted before the event on the website of Baku Transport Agency, as well as relevant information will be distributed via radio, TV and online media.
The track (Baku City Circuit)
The average temperature in June is around 28 to 30ºC during the day. Read more about local weather information
Crime and safety
- crime levels in Baku are generally low
- 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 definitely 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
- Baku city circuit will report have facilities / access for disabled travelers
- the rest of Baku has limited facilities for the disabled traveler. Pavements, even on the main roads can be difficult to use for those with disabilities
- if there’s a genuine emergency during your visit to Baku (eg one involving accident, injury or loss/theft of your passport) call +994 12 4377878 and follow the instructions to be put through to a consular officer
- if your passport is lost or stolen, report the loss to the local police as soon as possible and get a copy of the police report. You can’t travel back to the UK without a valid travel document. You’ll need to apply to the Consular Section of the British Embassy Baku for an Emergency Travel Document (ETD)
- if you lose your wallet or purse, try to cancel your credit/debit cards as soon as possible. British consular officials can’t give you money to help you return home. You can transfer money from the UK using many of the commercial money transfer agencies in Baku, including Western Union. You can also use most major credit and debit cards to obtain money from ATMs
For more information visit the British Embassy Baku web page
Contact the British Embassy, Baku
British Embassy Baku
Khagani Street 45 A
Tel: +99412 4377878 (24 hrs)
You can also reach us via our contact form
The consular section of the British Embassy in Baku is open to the public from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. You can also check our Travel Advice for Azerbaijan
Emergency services numbers
- fire: 101
- police: 102
- ambulance: 103
We hope you enjoy the F1 race and your visit to Baku.