Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia (August 13, 2020)
Event: In June 2020, the European Union (EU) added all Armenian air carriers to the EU Air Safety List due to concerns about safety oversight of air carriers certified in Armenia. This designation, which will remain in place at least through 2022, effectively bans all Armenian air carriers from flying into or within EU countries.
Given this assessment, U.S. government personnel in Armenia are prohibited from using Armenian air carriers for official travel. This includes, but is not limited to, the following entities: Aircompany Armenia, Armenia Airways, Armenian Helicopters, Atlantis Armenian Airlines, Atlantis European Airways, Mars Avia, and Skyball.
Actions to Take:
- Consider the information above when making travel plans
- Review the EU’s assessment and findings in EU Regulation 2020/736 here
U.S. Embassy Yerevan
(+374-10) 49-45-85 (business hours)
(+374-10) 464-700 (after hours)
1 American Avenue
Yerevan 0082, Republic of Armenia
For Travel Alerts and information about Armenia: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Armenia.html
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444