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Armenia Travel Restrictions 

Armenia Travel Restrictions Coronavirus Self-Isolation

Lockdown 2020.03.17

The Armenian government announced a state of emergency on Mar. 16, 2020, which was replaced with a "quarantine regime" on Sep. 11, 2020. The quarantine is currently scheduled to last until July. 11, 2021. 

UPDATE: Feb. 21, 2021. Certain restrictions apply to international travels. There are no restrictions on interstate travelling. 

1. PCR Test

International travelers can enter the country after taking a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the diagnosis of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A test can be administered at the border crossing point. The visitor will then be required to self-isolate in a place of his/her choice until the results of the test are ready (normally they are emailed within 24 hours, although fast-track services may be available). The test is done at the expense of the visitor and normally costs around $40. 

It is also possible to avoid self-isolation by showing a certificate confirming that a PCR test was done recently and that the results are negative. This document must meet the following requirements:

  • Be not older than 72 hours before entering Armenia
  • Be in English, Russian, or Armenian
  • Be on a letterhead that shows all the contact details of the medical institution and the name of the manager
  • Indicate the name and surname of the patient, passport number, date of birth (day, month, year), the result of the test
  • Be signed by the manager and stamped

2. No Visa on Arrival

The Foreign Ministry announced that visas on arrival will not be available. In practice, visas on arrival are still issued to family members of Armenian citizens and to ethnic Armenians. The list of countries the citizens of which could previously get visas on arrival is available here. The affected foreigners are allowed to file visa applications online at or through Armenia's consular offices abroad. 

3. Land Borders

Although the rules for entering the country by land and by air have been the same since Jan. 12, 2021, in practice land borders are not fully operational because of the restrictions imposed by Georgia and Iran. 

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