To clarify what's happening on the Iran-Azerbaijan border, here's a local journalist:
Here is update on Bilesuvar and Astara checkpoints on Aze-Iran border. This is not official information. I've gathered the data from multiple sources on the ground:
- Azerbaijanis are not allowed to cross the border to Iran.
-Iranian citizens are not allowed to enter Aze.https://twitter.com/RaufNMammadov/statu ... 1726068736
-Incoming Azerbaijanis are taken to hospital immediately for the check up.
-Iranian citizens are allowed to cross the border to Iran, although most of them are not keen to do so.
- Aze allows cargo trucks (semis) bound to Nakhchivan to pass the border
But he gives no info on citizens of third countries. That is to say, can a citizen of a third country cross from Iran into Azerbaijan?
However, the plight of some kickboxers unsuccessfully trying to leave Iran via Azerbaijan doesn't bode well: https://twitter.com/voadeewa/status/1231967736005382150
So basically it seems the border is only open to local citizens who wish to return to their home (Iranians back to Iran, Azeris to Azerbaijan). But I did find on person saying that a resident of Georgia was allowed through the border. No anecdotes from Europeans or Russians...