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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 Dec. 20, 2021. 


UPDATE: Jul. 15, 2021. Certain restrictions apply to international travels. There are no restrictions on interstate travelling. 

1. PCR Test or Vaccination Certificate

International travelers (except children under 1 year of age) can enter the country by showing:

  1. A certificate confirming that a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the diagnosis of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was done recently and that the results are negative, or
  2. A certificate confirming full vaccination against COVID-19 and showing that the last injection was made at least 14 days ago (or 28 days ago in case of one-dose vaccines). 

If none of these documents are available, an international visitor can enter the country after taking a PCR test 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.


A PCR test certificate 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 time of the sampling (year, month, day, hour)
  • The result of the test
  • Be signed by the manager and stamped

Visitors arriving from Russia use a mobile application instead of paper certificates.

 

A vaccination certificate must meet the following requirements:

  • Be in English, Russian, or Armenian
  • Indicate the name and surname of the patient, passport number, date of birth (day, month, year)
  • Specify the name of the vaccine, series, date of injection of each dose (day, month, year)
  • Be on a letterhead that shows the name of the manager
  • Be signed by the manager and stamped

It is also acceptable to show a certificate with a QR code that makes it possible to check all of the above-mentioned information. Certificates issued on a special form approved by a foreign government can be accepted on the basis of reciprocity.  It is allowed to show the vaccination certificate via a mobile application or to print out the certificate from such an application. 

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 https://evisa.mfa.am/ or through Armenia's consular offices abroad. 

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Nerses Isajanyan

Managing Attorney
LL.M. Georgetown University
New York Bar | Armenian Chamber of Advocates

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