COVID-19 Website Notice – Embassy Yerevan
Last updated: January 24, 2022
Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Visit the CDC website for more information.
As of January 24, 2022, Armenia has 352,399 confirmed cases of Covid-19 within its borders with 334,394 confirmed recoveries and 8,454 confirmed deaths.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Armenia? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- You can find more information on PCR testing and a list of COVID-19 testing laboratories at the Zvartnots International Airport website: http://www.zvartnots.aero/EN/News?ID=3156
- Testing labs will email a copy of the results, while a physical copy can be picked up from the lab.
- You can find additional information here: https://www.moh.am/#3/0
- The average cost of COVID-19 testing in Armenia is roughly 30 USD. Individuals seeking COVID-19 tests for air travel or other administrative reasons are responsible for the costs of the test. Individuals demonstrating COVID-like symptoms may be administered the test for medical reasons by a polyclinic or hospital.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Armenia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes, Sputnik V, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, and Pfizer- BioNTech have been approved by the government of Armenia for use in country.
- Are vaccines available in Armenia for U.S. citizens to receive? Vaccines are available to the public in Armenia at this time. Vaccines are available and free of charge for non-Armenian citizens. Non-Armenian citizens can receive vaccines only at mobile clinics in Yerevan.
- Which vaccines are available in Armenia? Armenia has received some quantities of Sputnik V, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca, which are available to the public.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
- Restrictions on entry of non-Armenian citizens to the Republic of Armenia have been lifted and U.S. citizens are permitted to enter via air or land border.
- Individuals entering Armenia via the airport or land border are required to provide documentation of vaccination against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to arrival or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or submit to testing upon arrival and self-isolate until test results are received. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from presenting a PCR test or a vaccination certificate.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes, or evidence of vaccination as described above.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes, your vaccination card and/or COVID test will be checked as you exit the airport.
- For more information, please check the Government of Armenia’s webpage here: https://www.gov.am/en/covid-travel-restrictions/
- Is a curfew in place? No.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes, if they demonstrate symptoms or receive a positive COVID-19 test result. Additionally, individuals who receive COVID-19 tests upon arrival must self-quarantine or isolate until receiving test results.
- Travelers permitted to enter Armenia are asked to provide a negative PCR test upon arrival taken within the previous 72 hours.
- Individuals exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 may be asked to self-monitor or self-quarantine for 14 days following exposure.
- During the monitoring or quarantine period, health officials may check individuals’ conditions.
- Individuals exhibiting severe symptoms may be hospitalized for further treatment.
- Are commercial flights available? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Within Armenia, public transportation is open. Passengers are required to wear a face mask in all public transportation, as well as in taxis.
- Information on airline routes and flight options can be found below. Please contact the airlines or a local travel agency to book travel.
- Please check with the airlines for specific requirements or restrictions related to COVID-19. Many of airlines require a negative COVID test for passengers departing Armenia. Passengers should also check the transit and entry/exit requirements for any countries to be transited or visited.
American Citizen Services is providing services. All American Citizen Services visitors should schedule your appointment on-line.
- Gov of Armenia: https://www.gov.am/en/
- Ministry of Health of Armenia: www.moh.am
- Armenian National Center for Disease Control: www.ncdc.am
- Ministry of Health hotline number (local dial only): 8003
- Special Commission Hotline: 8141
- Special Commission # for those living abroad: +374 11208141
- Armenia National Center for Disease Control hotline: +374 (0) 60 83 83 00 or +374 (0)10-550-601 or +374 (0)10-550-602
- Travel.state.gov Country Information on Armenia and Travel Advisory page.
- 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 travel information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your specific travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the WHO Health Page for more information about COVID-19. WHO Health Topics: Coronavirus.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions and entry procedures into the United States.