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Public transport in Baku includes the metro, buses and taxis and relatively cheap in comparison with neighboring as well as developed countries.

Metro. Only the capital, Baku, has a metro system, which operates between 06:00 and 24:00. Stations, trains and facilities are clean and safe, with trains running every two to three minutes.

Buses. Buses are an inexpensive way to travel in Baku. Bus schedules are generally available at bus stops. Passengers pay the driver for their journey when they board. City buses cost 20q. per ride. For most services you pay cash as you get off.

In most modern city buses, as well as in the metro there are card payment system – “BakıKART”. The purchase and use procedure of the “BakıKART” is very convenient. 2 types of cards will be used in the integrated system – “BakıKART” (Plastic card) and “BakıKART For limited use” (Paper card). During the application of the new cards the current tariffs will be used. Both types of cards can be obtained at “BakıKART” terminals, press kiosks and other points with “BakıKART” logo.

Taxi. Taxi services in Baku are the best way to travel around the city if your destination or departure point is not near a metro station or bus station. Taxi in Baku are relatively cheap compared to most other major cities. Drivers are usually pretty courteous and most have reasonable English and Russian.

Baku is a safe, modern city with good quality health provision. There are no major health risks in the city and no vaccinations are required for entry into Azerbaijan. Tap water is drinkable.

Public hospitals are open 24 hours a day and attend patients free of charge, and pharmacies are easily found all over the city. In pharmacies, many of which are open around the clock, there is a large selection of over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies. Emergency medical care is usually provided free of charge. An ambulance can be called twenty-fours a day on 103.

There are also private clinics and paid medical services where doctors speak foreign languages.

Numbers for police, ambulance, fire and rescue services: who to call in an emergency in Azerbaijan…

Fire – Tel: 101
Police – Tel: 102
Ambulance – Tel: 103
Gas – Tel: 104
Electricity – Tel: 199
State Migration Service – Tel: 919
Ministry of Emergency Situations – Tel: 112

Smoking in the Baku, Azerbaijan is prohibited in closed public spaces.

In accordance with the draft law “On restrictions on the use of tobacco products”, smoking is forbidden throughout the territory of various educational institutions, in hotels, health care facilities, rehabilitation centers, health resorts, social facilities, theaters and cinemas, at exhibitions, reading rooms, libraries, museums and other cultural institutions, in underground and overground crossings, buses (including intercity and international), taxis, metro, air, railway, sea and river transport, bus stops, railway stations, river and sea ports, airports, elevators, common areas of multi-apartment buildings, in buildings and enterprises where flammable substances are stored, on playgrounds, beaches, workplaces of organizations, enterprises, offices, regardless of organizational and legal form and ownership.

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Public transport in Baku includes the metro, buses and taxis and relatively cheap in comparison with neighboring as well as developed countries.

Metro. Only the capital, Baku, has a metro system, which operates between 06:00 and 24:00. Stations, trains and facilities are clean and safe, with trains running every two to three minutes.

Buses. Buses are an inexpensive way to travel in Baku. Bus schedules are generally available at bus stops. Passengers pay the driver for their journey when they board. City buses cost 20q. per ride. For most services you pay cash as you get off.

In most modern city buses, as well as in the metro there are card payment system – “BakıKART”. The purchase and use procedure of the “BakıKART” is very convenient. 2 types of cards will be used in the integrated system – “BakıKART” (Plastic card) and “BakıKART For limited use” (Paper card). During the application of the new cards the current tariffs will be used. Both types of cards can be obtained at “BakıKART” terminals, press kiosks and other points with “BakıKART” logo.

Taxi. Taxi services in Baku are the best way to travel around the city if your destination or departure point is not near a metro station or bus station. Taxi in Baku are relatively cheap compared to most other major cities. Drivers are usually pretty courteous and most have reasonable English and Russian.

Baku is a safe, modern city with good quality health provision. There are no major health risks in the city and no vaccinations are required for entry into Azerbaijan. Tap water is drinkable.

Public hospitals are open 24 hours a day and attend patients free of charge, and pharmacies are easily found all over the city. In pharmacies, many of which are open around the clock, there is a large selection of over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies. Emergency medical care is usually provided free of charge. An ambulance can be called twenty-fours a day on 103.

There are also private clinics and paid medical services where doctors speak foreign languages.

Numbers for police, ambulance, fire and rescue services: who to call in an emergency in Azerbaijan…

Fire – Tel: 101
Police – Tel: 102
Ambulance – Tel: 103
Gas – Tel: 104
Electricity – Tel: 199
State Migration Service – Tel: 919
Ministry of Emergency Situations – Tel: 112

Smoking in the Baku, Azerbaijan is prohibited in closed public spaces.

In accordance with the draft law “On restrictions on the use of tobacco products”, smoking is forbidden throughout the territory of various educational institutions, in hotels, health care facilities, rehabilitation centers, health resorts, social facilities, theaters and cinemas, at exhibitions, reading rooms, libraries, museums and other cultural institutions, in underground and overground crossings, buses (including intercity and international), taxis, metro, air, railway, sea and river transport, bus stops, railway stations, river and sea ports, airports, elevators, common areas of multi-apartment buildings, in buildings and enterprises where flammable substances are stored, on playgrounds, beaches, workplaces of organizations, enterprises, offices, regardless of organizational and legal form and ownership.

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