Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia (May 22, 2020)
Event: The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 remains high, and more than 5,000 cases have been identified in Armenia to date. On May 14, 2020 the Government of Armenia extended the State of Emergency, originally initiated March 16, for an additional 30 days through June 13, 2020.
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).
Please be aware that entry restrictions to Armenia and border closures remain in place. For more information on the situation in Armenia, please check the Government of Armenia’s official online information center on COVID-19 as well as the Embassy webpage on COVID-19.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia
1 American Avenue
Yerevan 0082, Republic of Armenia
(374-10) 49-45-85 (business hours)
(374-10) 49-44-44 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Armenia Country Information
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