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Armenia travel restrictions

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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Armenia.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Armenia,
    • Family members of Armenian nationals,
    • Representatives of diplomatic missions, consular posts, international organizations, and their families,
    • Passengers from countries and regions who are white-listed in accordance with the Commandant’s decision, based on their epidemiological situation.
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Flight Restrictions

published 08.08.2020

Passengers are not allowed to enter Armenia.
This does not apply to the immediate family members of nationals of Armenia.
This does not apply to diplomats and their immediate family members.
This does not apply to airline crew.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

Individuals who have recently traveled to affected areas in other countries or who have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 may be asked to self-monitor or self-quarantine for 14-days following arrival or exposure. During the monitoring or quarantine period, health officials may check individuals’ condition. Individuals exhibiting fever or other symptoms may be hospitalized for a further health assessment or treatment.

The following categories of travellers are exempted from self-isolation, if they test negative to a PCR test (on paid basis) upon arrival (within 24 hours):
1. Those arriving in foreign delegations on state, official and working visits;
2. Representatives of diplomatic missions, consular offices – their family members, as well as representatives of international organizations – their
family members;
3. Persons invited on the basis of urgent needs on health, military and security and economic production areas;
4. Performing works or services within the framework of infrastructure projects implemented by the government.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

  • Armenia State of emergency extended until 11 September (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    A state of emergency has been extended until 11 September. The country’s borders remain closed and international flights have not yet resumed but the government is planning to increase the number of charter flights to and from Armenia. A ban on foreigners entering Armenia has been removed.
    Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days, which may include self-isolation, quarantine or hospitalisation.
    Georgia and Armenia have agreed to close the land border between their countries for a 10-day period, however this restriction has been extended indefinitely. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries. Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed to most travelers. Some cargo deliveries are able cross the borders.
    Permanent residents Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organisations, as well as their family members Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only. The land borders with Georgia and Iran are closed, except for some cargo movement. All air traffic with Russia has been suspended until further notice. Other air travel options remain severely limited. All travellers arriving in Armenia must undergo medical screening at the port of entry and may be subject to isolation at a medical facility.
    Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days.
    Georgia and Armenia have agreed to close the land border between their countries for a 10-day period, however this restriction has been extended indefinitely. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries. Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed to most travelers. Some cargo deliveries are able cross the borders.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Armenia declared a nationwide State of Emergency until 11 September. Actions include closure of schools and universities, prohibition of events with more than 10 persons in attendance, screening and quarantine measures, and restriction of entry into Armenia.
    On 4 May the Government of Armenia lifted a number of the nationwide lockdown restrictions which had been in place since 24 March. Individual shops, outdoor restaurants/cafes and manufacturing industries are now able to operate, with restrictions governing social distancing and the wearing of facemasks. Breaches of mask-wearing protocols are subject to a 10,000AMD fine. Schools and universities remain closed. You should follow the advice of the Armenian authorities on permitted activities. The Armenian authorities have also introduced a number of other emergency measures and restrictions, including a ban on public gatherings. You should follow the advice of local authorities.

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    12.08.2020
  • Armenia State of emergency extended until 11 September (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Armenia has suspended entry into the country of any traveler who is neither a citizen of Armenia, a member of the family of a citizen, or a lawful resident of Armenia.
    Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days, which may include self-isolation, quarantine or hospitalisation.
    Georgia and Armenia have agreed to close the land border between their countries for a 10-day period, however this restriction has been extended indefinitely. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries. Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed to most travelers. Some cargo deliveries are able cross the borders.

    A state of emergency has been extended until 12 August. Most foreign travellers are banned from entering Armenia, regardless of the country they are travelling from or the point of entry into the country. The following groups of travellers are exempt: Armenian nationals and their family members.
    Permanent residents Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organisations, as well as their family members Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only. The land borders with Georgia and Iran are closed, except for some cargo movement. All air traffic with Russia has been suspended until further notice. Other air travel options remain severely limited. All travellers arriving in Armenia must undergo medical screening at the port of entry and may be subject to isolation at a medical facility.
    Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days.
    Georgia and Armenia have agreed to close the land border between their countries for a 10-day period, however this restriction has been extended indefinitely. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries. Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed to most travelers. Some cargo deliveries are able cross the borders.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Armenia declared a nationwide State of Emergency until 12 August 2020. Actions include closure of schools and universities, prohibition of events with more than 10 persons in attendance, screening and quarantine measures, and restriction of entry into Armenia.
    On 4 May the Government of Armenia lifted a number of the nationwide lockdown restrictions which had been in place since 24 March. Individual shops, outdoor restaurants/cafes and manufacturing industries are now able to operate, with restrictions governing social distancing and the wearing of facemasks. Breaches of mask-wearing protocols are subject to a 10,000AMD fine. Schools and universities remain closed. You should follow the advice of the Armenian authorities on permitted activities. The Armenian authorities have also introduced a number of other emergency measures and restrictions, including a ban on public gatherings. You should follow the advice of local authorities.

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    30.07.2020
  • Armenia Government extends state of emergency until 12 August, country’s borders remain closed and international flights have not resumed (Reuters, 13.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Armenia has suspended entry into the country of any traveler who is neither a citizen of Armenia, a member of the family of a citizen, or a lawful resident of Armenia.
    Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days, which may include self-isolation, quarantine or hospitalisation.
    Georgia and Armenia have agreed to close the land border between their countries for a 10-day period, however this restriction has been extended indefinitely. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries. Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed to most travelers. Some cargo deliveries are able cross the borders.

    A state of emergency has been extended until 12 August. Most foreign travellers are banned from entering Armenia, regardless of the country they are travelling from or the point of entry into the country. The following groups of travellers are exempt: Armenian nationals and their family members.
    Permanent residents Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organisations, as well as their family members Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only. The land borders with Georgia and Iran are closed, except for some cargo movement. All air traffic with Russia has been suspended until further notice. Other air travel options remain severely limited. All travellers arriving in Armenia must undergo medical screening at the port of entry and may be subject to isolation at a medical facility.
    Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days.
    Georgia and Armenia have agreed to close the land border between their countries for a 10-day period, however this restriction has been extended indefinitely. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries. Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed to most travelers. Some cargo deliveries are able cross the borders.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Armenia declared a nationwide State of Emergency until 12 August 2020. Actions include closure of schools and universities, prohibition of events with more than 10 persons in attendance, screening and quarantine measures, and restriction of entry into Armenia.
    On 4 May the Government of Armenia lifted a number of the nationwide lockdown restrictions which had been in place since 24 March. Individual shops, outdoor restaurants/cafes and manufacturing industries are now able to operate, with restrictions governing social distancing and the wearing of facemasks. Breaches of mask-wearing protocols are subject to a 10,000AMD fine. Schools and universities remain closed. You should follow the advice of the Armenian authorities on permitted activities. The Armenian authorities have also introduced a number of other emergency measures and restrictions, including a ban on public gatherings. You should follow the advice of local authorities.

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    13.07.2020
  • Armenia Government extends state of emergency until 13 July, plans to permit resumption of international flights from mid-July (Reuters, 12.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Armenia has suspended entry into the country of any traveler who is neither a citizen of Armenia, a member of the family of a citizen, or a lawful resident of Armenia.
    Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days, which may include self-isolation, quarantine or hospitalisation.
    Georgia and Armenia have agreed to close the land border between their countries for a 10-day period, however this restriction has been extended indefinitely. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries. Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed to most travelers. Some cargo deliveries are able cross the borders.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    On 12 June 2020, this State of Emergency was extended for an additional 30 days, through 13 July 2020.

    A state of emergency has been extended until 17.00, 13 June. Most foreign travellers are banned from entering Armenia, regardless of the country they are travelling from or the point of entry into the country. The following groups of travellers are exempt: Armenian nationals and their family members.
    Permanent residents Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organisations, as well as their family members Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only. The land borders with Georgia and Iran are closed, except for some cargo movement. All air traffic with Russia has been suspended until further notice. Other air travel options remain severely limited. All travellers arriving in Armenia must undergo medical screening at the port of entry and may be subject to isolation at a medical facility.
    Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days.
    Georgia and Armenia have agreed to close the land border between their countries for a 10-day period, however this restriction has been extended indefinitely. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries. Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed to most travelers. Some cargo deliveries are able cross the borders.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government of Armenia declared a nationwide State of Emergency, initially from 16 March until 13 July 2020. Actions include closure of schools and universities, prohibition of events with more than 10 persons in attendance, screening and quarantine measures, and restriction of entry into Armenia.
    On 4 May the Government of Armenia lifted a number of the nationwide lockdown restrictions which had been in place since 24 March. Individual shops, outdoor restaurants/cafes and manufacturing industries are now able to operate, with restrictions governing social distancing and the wearing of facemasks. Schools and universities remain closed. You should follow the advice of the Armenian authorities on permitted activities. The Armenian authorities have also introduced a number of other emergency measures and restrictions, including a ban on public gatherings. You should follow the advice of local authorities.

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    25.06.2020
  • Armenia Government extends state of emergency until 13 July, plans to permit resumption of international flights from mid-July (Reuters, 12.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Armenia.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals and residents of Armenia;
    – immediate family members of nationals of Armenia;
    – diplomats and their immediate family members.
    2. Passengers who are allowed to enter Armenia are subject to a 14 day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    A state of emergency has been extended until 17.00, 13 June. Most foreign travellers are banned from entering Armenia, regardless of the country they are travelling from or the point of entry into the country. The following groups of travellers are exempt: Armenian nationals and their family members.
    Permanent residents Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organisations, as well as their family members Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only. The land borders with Georgia and Iran are closed, except for some cargo movement. All air traffic with Russia has been suspended until further notice. Other air travel options remain severely limited. All travellers arriving in Armenia must undergo medical screening at the port of entry and may be subject to isolation at a medical facility.
    Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days.
    Georgia and Armenia have agreed to close the land border between their countries for a 10-day period, however this restriction has been extended indefinitely. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries. Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed to most travelers. Some cargo deliveries are able cross the borders.

    Internal restrictions:

    While schools and universities remain closed, many restrictions previously imposed under the State of Emergency have been lifted, including restrictions on the movement of individuals and the ban on public transportation. As of May 18, all individuals using public transportation are required to wear a mask and gloves, and as of May 25 all individuals are required to wear masks in public spaces. Individuals who do not comply with this requirement could face fines of 100,000 dram or more (over 200 USD).

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    15.06.2020
  • Armenia 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Armenia.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals and residents of Armenia;
    – immediate family members of nationals of Armenia;
    – diplomats and their immediate family members.
    2. Passengers who are allowed to enter Armenia are subject to a 14 day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    A state of emergency has been extended until 17.00, 13 June. Most foreign travellers are banned from entering Armenia, regardless of the country they are travelling from or the point of entry into the country. The following groups of travellers are exempt: Armenian nationals and their family members.
    Permanent residents Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organisations, as well as their family members Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only. The land borders with Georgia and Iran are closed, except for some cargo movement. All air traffic with Russia has been suspended until further notice. Other air travel options remain severely limited. All travellers arriving in Armenia must undergo medical screening at the port of entry and may be subject to isolation at a medical facility.

    Internal restrictions:

    While schools and universities remain closed, many restrictions previously imposed under the State of Emergency have been lifted, including restrictions on the movement of individuals and the ban on public transportation. As of May 18, all individuals using public transportation are required to wear a mask and gloves, and as of May 25 all individuals are required to wear masks in public spaces. Individuals who do not comply with this requirement could face fines of 100,000 dram or more (over 200 USD).

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    03.06.2020
  • Armenia Government extends state of emergency until 13 June (Xinhua, 14.05.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Armenia. – This does not apply to: – nationals and residents of Armenia; – immediate family members of nationals of Armenia; – diplomats and their immediate family members. 2. Passengers who are allowed to enter Armenia are subject to a 14 day quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    A state of emergency has been extended until 17.00, 13 June. Most foreign travellers are banned from entering Armenia, regardless of the country they are travelling from or the point of entry into the country. The following groups of travellers are exempt: Armenian nationals and their family members Permanent residents Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organisations, as well as their family members Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only. The land borders with Georgia and Iran are closed, except for some cargo movement. All air traffic with Russia has been suspended until further notice. Other air travel options remain severely limited. All travellers arriving in Armenia must undergo medical screening at the port of entry and may be subject to isolation at a medical facility.

    Internal restrictions:

    Most restrictions have been lifted since 4 May, including the permit system for movements. Public transport will resume operation on 18 May. Most businesses are allowed to reopen except shopping centres and department stores.

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    25.05.2020
  • Armenia Government extends state of emergency until 13 June (Xinhua, 14.05.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Armenia until 14 May 2020. – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Armenia. – This does not apply to the immediate family members of nationals of Armenia. – This does not apply to diplomats and their immediate family members. – This does not apply to airline crew. 2. Passengers who are allowed to enter Armenia are subject to a 14 day quarantine.

    All air traffic with Russia has been suspended until further notice. Other air travel options remain severely limited. Restrictions have been imposed by Armenia Airways on travel to Iran: only Iranian citizens are allowed to board the Iran-bound flight while only Armenian residents and citizens are allowed to be on Armenia-bound flights.

    Internal restrictions:

    Most restrictions have been lifted since 4 May, including the permit system for movements. Public transport will resume operation on 18 May. Most businesses are allowed to reopen except shopping centres and department stores.

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    15.05.2020
  • Armenia Armenia has eased restrictions on inter-regional movement and some types of economic activity. Restrictions on the movement of people and public transport are maintained. (Reuters, 23.04.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Armenia until 14 May 2020.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Armenia.
    – This does not apply to the immediate family members of nationals of Armenia.
    – This does not apply to diplomats and their immediate family members.
    – This does not apply to airline crew.
    2. Passengers who are allowed to enter Armenia are subject to a 14 day quarantine.

    All air traffic with Russia has been suspended until further notice. Other air travel options remain severely limited.

    Restrictions have been imposed by Armenia Airways on travel to Iran: only Iranian citizens are allowed to board the Iran-bound flight while only Armenian residents and citizens are allowed to be on Armenia-bound flights.

    Internal restrictions:

    Most restrictions have been lifted since 4 May, including the permit system for movements. Public transport, except taxis and trains, remain suspended.
    Most businesses are allowed to reopen except shopping centres and department stores.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/armenia]
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    [https://am.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/]
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