COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Website Notice – Embassy Yerevan

July 8, 2020

The Department of State has issued a worldwide Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.

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 July 08, 2020, Armenia has 29,820 confirmed cases of Covid-19 within its borders with 17,427 confirmed recoveries and 521 confirmed deaths.
  • The Government of Armenia declared a State of Emergency March 16, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. On June 12, 2020, this State of Emergency was extended for an additional 30 days, through July 13, 2020. Actions include closure of schools and universities, prohibition of events with more than five persons in attendance, screening and quarantine measures, and restriction of entry into Armenia. See the government’s official online information center on COVID-19 for more information.
  • As of May 4, 2020 the Government of Armenia lifted many of the restrictions on businesses and movement introduced on March 24. While schools and universities remain closed, most restrictions on businesses and the movement of individuals, including the requirement to carry a passport and government form, have been lifted.
  • As of May 18, the ban on public transportation is lifted; pre-schools are open; shopping malls and gyms are open; and restaurants and cafes can seat customers in regular seating areas. Starting May 18, all passengers using public transportation are required to wear a mask and gloves.
  • The Government of Armenia requires that all individuals wear face masks in public spaces or 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. Face masks are also required in vehicles containing more than one passenger, regardless of whether the passengers are all family members.
  • 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:

  •  Armenia has suspended entry into the country of any traveler who is not either a citizen of Armenia, a member of the family of a citizen, or a lawful resident of Armenia.
  • Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days.
  • Georgia and Armenia have agreed to close the land border between their countries for a 10-day period, however this restriction has been extended indefinitely. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries.  Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed to most travelers.  Some cargo deliveries are able cross the borders.

Quarantine Information:

  • Individuals who have recently traveled to affected areas in other countries or who have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 may be asked to self-monitor or self-quarantine for 14 days following arrival or exposure.
  • During the monitoring or quarantine period, health officials may check individuals’ condition.
  • Individuals exhibiting fever or other symptoms may be hospitalized for a further health assessment or treatment.

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.