Azeri New Manat (AZN)= 100 gopik. Notes are in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 AZN. Coins are in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5, 3 and 1 gopik.
Some major credit cards are accepted in Baku, at large hotels, restaurants and banks. However, generally, Azerbaijan is a cash-only economy. Credit cards can be used to purchase tickets at the airport.
Not generally accepted.
The import and export of local currency for non-residents is prohibited. The import of foreign currency is unlimited but must be declared upon arrival. The export of foreign currency is limited to US$10,000 or equivalent.
US Dollars, Pounds Sterling and Euros are the preferred currencies and can be exchanged at the airport, bureaux de change, all hotels, some restaurants and major banks. However, many local hotels, bureaux de change and restaurants will not accept dollar bills dated before 1992 or those which are torn or in any way disfigured. Travellers are advised to take banknotes in small denominations and change small amounts of money as required. Rates offered by banks and bureaux de change are unlikely to vary significantly.
Azerbaijan duty free
The following goods may be imported into Azerbaijan by persons over 16 years of age without incurring customs duty:
• 3 cartons of cigarettes.
• 3L of alcohol.
• Goods up to a value of US$1,000 and up to 50kg in weight.
• 125g of caviar.
On entering the country, you must complete a customs declaration form which you must retain until departure. This allows the import of articles intended for personal use, including currency and valuables, which you must register on the form.
Weapons and ammunition, narcotics, and photographs and printed material directed against Azerbaijan.
You may only import religious literature and goods with the permission of the State Commission on Work with Religious Associations.
Plants, animals and their products must be accompanied by the appropriate import certificate from the State Sanitary Service or State Veterinary Service.
Weapons and ammunition, cultural artefacts (unless permission has been granted by the Ministry of Culture), zoological collections, wildlife objects, deer and gazelle horns, protected plant and tree species, and documents of state importance.