COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Website Notice – Embassy Yerevan

September 24, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Level Three Travel Advisory for Armenia, advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to the country. You can find more information on travel to Armenia here.

Effective March 23, 2020, U.S. Embassy Yerevan has suspended routine consular services and most visa services are suspended until further notice. The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan remains open and is providing routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please contact ACSYerevan@state.gov. For further information about passports, please visit the travel.state.gov page with information on Passport Operations in Response to COVID-19.

Make sure you are enrolled in the Smart Traveller Enrollment Program to receive alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency. Keep checking this website for up-to-date information. U.S. citizens may also email us at acsyerevan@state.gov.

Country-Specific Information:

  • As of September 22, 2020, Armenia has 47,667 confirmed cases of Covid-19 within its borders with 42,676 confirmed recoveries and 938 confirmed deaths.
  • In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Armenia declared a State of Emergency March 16, 2020. On September 12, 2020, this State of Emergency expired. See the government’s official online information center on COVID-19 for more information.
  • While the State of Emergency has lifted, many requirements and restrictions remain in place. Gatherings of up to 60 individuals are permitted to take place.
  • Face masks are required in public spaces. Individuals who fail to follow rules related to face masks could face potential fines of 10,000 dram. Children under the age of six, as well as individuals exercising or riding a bike, are exempted from this requirement, as are individuals with certain health conditions.
  • Face masks remain mandatory in public transportation and taxis but are no longer required in personal vehicles.
  • CDC requirements for importing human remains into the United States depend upon whether the body has been embalmed, cremated, or if the person died from a quarantinable communicable disease.  COVID-19 is a quarantinable communicable disease in the United States.  Cremation of remains is not possible in Armenia at this time, nor can remains from death caused by COVID-19 be embalmed in Armenia under local regulations.  Please see CDC’s guidance for additional information.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Entry of non-Armenian nationals by land remains restricted, with certain exceptions for direct family members of Armenian citizens, legal residents of Armenia, representatives of diplomatic missions, consular establishments, international organizations and their family members, cargo drivers, and those attending the funeral of a close family member.
  • Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days or submit to a PCR test. Individuals who choose to take a PCR test and receive a negative result may be exempted from self-quarantine requirements.
  • For more information, please check the Government of Armenia’s webpage here: https://www.gov.am/en/covid-travel-restrictions/

Quarantine Information:

  • Travelers permitted to enter Armenia are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days or submit to a PCR test. Individuals who choose to take a PCR test and receive a negative result may be exempted from self-quarantine.
  • You can find more information on the process for opting for a PCR test and a list of COVID-19 testing laboratories at the Zvartnots International Airport website: http://www.zvartnots.aero/EN/News?ID=3156
  • 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.

COVID-19 Testing:

Transportation Options:

  • 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 these 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.
    • Belavia Belarusian Airlines operates flights from Yerevan to Minsk every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
    • Fly Dubai operates flights from Yerevan to Dubai every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
    • Middle East Airlines operates flights from Yerevan to Beirut every Tuesday and Saturday.
    • Air France operates flights between Yerevan and Paris beginning September 13. Flights from Yerevan to Paris will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
    • Austrian Airlines operates flights between Yerevan and Vienna on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
    • Qatar Airways operates flights between Yerevan and Doha.
    • Ukraine International Airlines operates flights from Yerevan to Kiev every Tuesday and Saturday. Only transit passengers are permitted, and an onward ticket departing within 48 hours of arrival in Kiev is required.
    • Aeroflot, Aegean Airlines, Air Arabia, Lot Polish Airlines, Ryan Air, Wizz Air, and Air Company Armenia have stated flights will resume in October.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Currently, there is no curfew requirement in place in Armenia.
  • Currently, there are no restrictions on intercity or interstate travel.

Local Resources:

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
Minister of Health Facebook page:  Facebook.com/ATorosyanOfficial

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

Other Links:

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.