COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Website Notice – Embassy Yerevan

August 25, 2021

***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Armenia. You can find more information on travel to Armenia here.

All American Citizen Services visitors should schedule your appointment on-line. All visitors to U.S. Embassy Yerevan must follow the Republic of Armenia’s COVID-19 requirements which require individuals entering Armenia via the airport or land border 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.  Additionally, all visitors to the U.S. Embassy for any consular services must wear a face mask. Individuals without a face mask will not be permitted to enter the U.S. Embassy and will have to reschedule their appointment.

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 August 25, 2021, Armenia has 239,056 confirmed cases of Covid-19 within its borders with 224,919 confirmed recoveries and 4,778 confirmed deaths.

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. As of September 6, 2021, 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, COVID testing is available at airports for individuals who opt to take on upon arrival. The test costs approximately $40 and the results – provided in English – are usually available within 24 hours.
  • For more information, please check the Government of Armenia’s webpage here:  https://www.gov.am/en/covid-travel-restrictions/

Quarantine Information:

  • 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, or submit to a PCR test upon arrival at PCR sampling points in the public area of Zvartnots Airport arrivals hall. Individuals who take a PCR test and receive a negative result may be exempted from self-quarantine.
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Armenia? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • Waivers to the testing requirement for travelers to the United States may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when extraordinary emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s health and safety, and testing cannot be completed before travel.  There are no waivers available for individuals who test positive for COVID-19.  Individuals – or air carriers seeking to allow boarding by potentially qualifying individuals – who believe they meet the criteria for a waiver should contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at ACSYerevan@state.gov.  The U.S. Embassy or Consulate will then submit the request to the CDC for consideration. Per the requirement to have a COVID-19 test to enter the United States, for information on limited humanitarian exemptions, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html
  • 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? es, 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.

Transportation Options:

  • 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 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.
    • Aeroflot Russian Airlines operates flights to and from Moscow.
    • Air Company Armenia operates flights to and from several Russian cities.
    • Air France operates two flights from Yerevan to Paris per week.
    • Austrian Airlines is currently operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
    • Belavia Belarusian Airlines operates daily flights from Yerevan to Minsk.
    • Fly Dubai operates flights from Yerevan to Dubai Mondays and Fridays.
    • Middle East Airlines operates flights from Yerevan to Beirut every Tuesday and Saturday.
    • Qatar Airways operates a daily flight between Yerevan and Doha.
    • Ukraine International Airlines has suspended flights through mid-November.
    • Aegean Airlines, Air Arabia, Lot Polish Airlines, Ryan Air, Wizz Air, and Air Company Armenia have cancelled flights through 2021.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.

Consular Operations:

American Citizen Services is providing services. All American Citizen Services visitors should schedule your appointment on-line.

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.