The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Department of State urges Americans to avoid traveling to Nagorno-Karabakh

Department of State urges Americans to avoid traveling to Nagorno-Karabakh

12.01.2018

The U.S. Department of State on its website has urged Americans to avoid traveling to Nagorno-Karabakh. 

“Intermittent gunfire and occasional use of artillery systems, including land mines and mortars, result in deaths and injuries each year. Avoid roads near the ‘line of contact’ and roads near the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Nagorno-Karabakh as U.S. government employees are restricted from traveling there,” said the Department of State.

Overall, countries have been divided into four levels in terms of travel safety. Azerbaijan has been categorized as a level 2 country, which requires increased caution.

It is worth noting that the Department of State has not referred to Nagorno-Karabakh as a separate country. However, the warning against travel to Nagorno-Karabakh is given on the pages about both Azerbaijan and Armenia.