Updated COVID Embassy Statement

Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

The top priority of the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan is the health and safety of our employees and visitors.  The Embassy is still open for business, though we are implementing a number of measures to follow CDC and WHO guidance for basic protective measures against COVID-19.  These measures include refraining from participating in or hosting large events, practicing social distancing through telework options for some employees, reducing the number of visitors to the Embassy compound, and increasing personal hygiene measures, such as frequent handwashing.  Importantly, our consular section remains open for American Citizen Services, though we have reduced some other consular services – details can be found on our Embassy website: https://am.usembassy.gov/visas/.  Furthermore, on March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure (voluntary departure) from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have determined they are at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19 or who have requested departure based on a commensurate justification.  We will continue to proactively take steps to help keep our visitors and employees as safe, healthy, and informed as possible.