Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Update

The Embassy is aware of a chartered flight scheduled to depart Yerevan for Boston and then Los Angeles on July 17, 2020. This chartered flight, operated by Icelandair, and organized by the interim Honorary Consul of Iceland in Armenia and Festa Tour Agency, is NOT a U.S. government sponsored chartered flight.

The flight will depart Zvartnots Airport July 17 for Boston. Upon arrival in Boston, passengers will receive luggage and clear Customs. Passengers that are then traveling on to Los Angeles will go through flight registration again and board for the remaining flight to Los Angeles. Economy class tickets cost approximately $1450 and business class tickets approximately $2450. For more information or to book this flight please contact any local travel agency.

At this time, the only operating commercial flight route is from Yerevan to Minsk on Belavia Belarusian Airlines. Passengers can transit Minsk to reach several European capital cities served by Belavia, including Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, and London. Passengers must book separate onward travel from these cities to the United States.

You can find more information on transit through Minsk on the COVID-19 Information Page maintained by the U.S. Embassy in Belarus. The Embassy encourages all interested passengers to contact Belavia with questions and check with the airlines to book onward travel from Europe to the United States.

Please be aware that as of July 1, 2020, the European Union has published a list of countries whose nationals may enter the European Union. While U.S. citizens may continue to transit the European Union, the United States and Armenia are not included on the list of countries for which entry restrictions will be lifted. Travelers should check relevant transit information for each country and airport they will transit, as well as the U.S. Embassy Covid-19 Information Pages maintained by the embassies.

Please make sure you are enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency, and encourage U.S. citizen friends or family members to also enroll.  Keep checking the U.S. Embassy Yerevan COVID-19 Notice for up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Armenia.  U.S. citizens may also email us at: