MASCOT about CDC Temp Suspension for Dogs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced a temporary suspension for dogs imported from countries the CDC considers high risk for canine (dog) rabies, including the Republic of Armenia. This suspension also applies to dogs arriving from countries NOT at high risk if the dogs have been in any high-risk country during the previous 6 months. The policy is effective July 14, 2021. We are unaware at this time how long this suspension will last.

Please note that these rules apply to all dogs, including puppies, service animals, and emotional support dogs. These rules apply whether you are (1) just visiting the United States with your dog, (2) importing dogs into the United States, or (3) traveling out of the United States and returning with your dog after a temporary visit, such as a vacation or holiday. If you do not follow these rules, your dog may not be allowed to enter the United States.

For more information, including how to apply for a dog import permit, please visit the CDC website here.

To Contact Us:

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:

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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