COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Website Notice – Embassy Yerevan

April 3, 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.

On March 20, 2020, the Department of State approved authorized departure from U.S. Embassy Yerevan of eligible family members and non-emergency U.S. direct hire employees. On March 14, 2020, the Department of State approved authorized departure from any diplomatic or consular post of employees or their family members who have determined they are at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

Effective March 23, 2020, U.S. Embassy Yerevan has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

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 April 5, 2020, Armenia has 822 confirmed cases of Covid-19 within its borders with 57 confirmed recoveries and seven confirmed deaths.
  • U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with the airlines to make travel arrangements. Transportation options from Armenia by air and land have diminished and may be unavailable very soon.
  • On March 16, 2020, Armenia declared a state of emergency, allowing the government to take steps to minimize risk of infection during the outbreak of COVID-19. Actions include closure of schools and universities, prohibition of events with more than 20 persons in attendance, restrictions on movement within the country, screening and quarantine measures, and restriction of entry into Armenia. See the government’s official online information center on COVID-19.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan remains open and is providing routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens. Most visa services are suspended until further notice.
  • On March 24, 2020 the Government of Armenia introduced strict quarantine measures to last for one week. On March 31 these measures were extended to last from April 1 through April 12, 2020. All people must carry their passports and self-declaration forms at all times. Violations of movement restrictions or quarantine may be punishable by law.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Armenia has suspended entry into the country of most foreign nationals who arrive from areas of high risk of COVID-19 infection, including the United States and several European countries. Armenia is conducting symptom checks for all travelers entering the country.
  • 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.