FIDE World Cup 2023: Information for players
13 Jun 2023

Dear players,

Please find below important and useful information related to the event.


Once you collect your luggage at Baku airport, please approach the volunteers at the FIDE World Cup information desk – they will accompany you to your vehicle. Please note that transfers from the airport will be provided only to those participants who stay in the official hotels.


Registration of the participants of the FIDE World Cup and the FIDE Women’s World Cup is done via the registration system: Registration deadline is June 30, 12 p.m. Lausanne time.


The venue for the event will be the Baku Marriott Hotel Boulevard (address: Khagani Rustamov Street, 4C Khatai District, Baku 1010, Azerbaijan)


The following free-of-charge transportation will be provided to those participants who stay in the official hotels of the FIDE World Cup and the FIDE Women’s World Cup:

- upon arrival: from Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD) to the hotel of stay

- July 29: to/from the opening ceremony and the technical meeting

- on playing days: to the playing venue 


Accommodation costs for players staying at Official Hotels MIGHT be paid to hotels by the Organizing Committee and deducted from the players’ prize money OR PAID by the participants directly to the hotel.

All extra costs (room service, early check-in/late check-out, mini bar, laundry etc.) shall be settled with hotels by the players during check-out. In accordance with legislation of  Azerbaijan, all payments to the hotels shall be made in Azerbaijan Manat (all major payment cards are accepted).

The Organizing Committee secured a limited number of rooms at discount prices at the following official hotels in Baku for accommodation of players during the FIDE World Cup.


Single (USD)

Double (USD)






Boulevard Marriott Hotel*****

(Playing venue)





Park İnn/Radisson****





İbis Hotel***





Note: *VAT (18%) and 1.3 AZN municipality taxes are included




The hotel rates include all applicable taxes and charges, including Municipality Tax 1.3 AZN (approximately equal to USD 0.77 per person per night). The mentioned hotel rates are approximate, as they may vary slightly due to currency fluctuations.

Early accommodation

Boulevard Marriott Hotel

Kindly note that check-in time is 15:00. Early check-in is available between 7:00 and 11:00 and costs 50% of the room rate. Early check-in after 11:00 can be granted complimentary upon availability.


Park Inn/Radisson

Kindly note that check-in time is 12:00. Early check-in is available between 10:00 and 12:00 and costs 50% of the room rate.


Ibis Hotel

Kindly note that check-in time is 15:00. Early check-in is available between 8:00 and 14:00 and requires 50% room rate application.



Citizens of Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Türkiye and Qatar do not need visas to enter Azerbaijan.

Citizens of 93 countries are eligible for E-visas to Azerbaijan: 

If your country is among them, you can apply to obtain your e-visa here

If you are neither a citizen of the country with a visa-free regime for visiting Azerbaijan nor eligible for an E-visa, you will be contacted by the organizer upon submitting your registration form and providing a copy of the passport (JPEG or PDF format).

Communication with players:

А special communication channel will be created in the Telegram app during the World Cup (organizational announcements only).

Players will be added there a few days before the start of the tournament. Only Organizers will have the option of sending messages there. Please make sure in advance that this mobile app is installed on your device and your account is connected to the telephone number provided to organizers.

You can also reach the organizing committee of the FIDE World Cup and FIDE Women’s World Cup via the official mailbox

Opening Ceremony & Technical Meeting

The opening ceremony and technical meeting will take place on July 29. Transfers to/from both events will be provided from all official hotels of the FIDE World Cup and the FIDE Women’s World Cup.

We wish you a safe flight and look forward to seeing you soon in Baku!