COVID-19 travel restrictions
According to the amendments of the Government Decree № 1514-N which entered into force on January 12, 2021 restrictions on the entry to the territory of the Republic of Armenia for persons arriving from foreign countries have been canceled and now all arriving persons (RA citizens and citizens of foreign countries) are permitted to enter the territory of the Republic of Armenia both via air and land borders.
According to the Decision N 1756-N adopted by the Republic of Armenia the process of self-isolation and submitting a PCR test upon entering the territory of the Republic of Armenia was changed.
⮚ Upon entering the territory of the Republic of Armenia via air and land borders travelers will be asked to provide a COVID-19 PCR test certificate with negative results taken within the previous 72 hours.
⮚ The certificate should be in Armenian, Russian or English, include the name, surname, date of birth, and passport number of the examined person, printed on the official letterhead of the medical institution conducting the test, identifying all contacts of the organization, test result, signed and sealed by the head of the medical institution.
⮚ In order to detect symptoms of infection all passengers are subject to a relevant examination conducted by the Health and Labor Inspectorate immediately upon arrival (including contactless temperature checking, external examination, additional inquiries in case of clinical symptoms typical to the infection).
⮚ If corresponding symptoms are detected as a result of examination the person will be hospitalized.
⮚ Non-holders of the relevant certificate are subjected to PCR sampling at the airport or border checkpoint sampling points and to compulsory isolation until the negative PCR test result will be obtained.
⮚ Sampling points carry out sampling, then submit personal data and registration of self-isolation in the ARMED system on the basis of ID: authenticity of the contact phone number is checked on the ground by calling to the mentioned phone number. After sampling, the sampling point must provide a relevant document indicating the sampling and registration for self-isolation.
⮚ The results of the PCR test are registered in the ARMED system and are provided to the examined person within 48 hours.
⮚ If a negative PCR test is obtained, the person would be exempted from self-isolation.
⮚ The PCR test-related and possible treatment expenses should be covered by the arriving person.
COVID-19 Travel restrictions
Persons arriving in the Republic of Armenia are provided with a 14-day self-isolation notice by the staff of the RA Health and Labor Inspectorate on duty at the medical-sanitary control checkpoints. The individuals so notified shall be isolated at the venues indicated by them, which they cannot leave during the whole period of self-isolation.
Exceptions to this rule may be applied to those persons arriving in the territory of the Republic of Armenia who take a polymerase chain reaction test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a paid basis during the period of self-isolation and receive a negative answer.
Self-isolated persons shall be immediately relieved from the regime of self-isolation after the negative result of the test has been entered into the ARMED system. Prior to entering the negative answer in the ARMED system by the competent laboratory, the person is given a notice of self-isolation.
Sampling for testing of these individuals can be done exclusively at their place of residence (self-isolation) through a visit by laboratory staff.
Exceptions to this rule are made for plane crew members arriving in the Republic of Armenia in order to organize pilots’ rest, drivers of interstate freight transport, as well as for freight train drivers who are isolated until the next departure. Train drivers and the personnel in attendance are isolated between two consecutive shifts.
1. Measures aiming to Facilitate the Cross-border Movement of Relief and Essential
2. Measures aiming at Supporting the Economy and Sustaining Supply Chain Continuity:
3. Measures aiming at Protecting Customs administrations’ Staff
4. Measures aiming at Protecting Society
The Ministry of Economy reported that Islamic Republic and Iran and Armenia have made some exceptions for the transportation of goods between the two countries that are of “economic importance.” The transfer will take place in the area between the administrative building of the Meghri land border crossing and the bridge, and under the supervision of the State Revenue Committee, Ministry of Health, and the National Security Service. Earlier, the transfer of some medical supplies was also allowed. According to the February 24 decision of the Government, some of the supplies include, respiratory masks, medical safety glasses, single use medical protective garments, disposable medical shoe covers, bandages, cotton, diagnostic tests, ethyl alcohol, breathing apparatus, single and multiple use medical scrubs, surgical gloves, etc. (Source: https://www.gov.am/ru/news/item/9692/)
According to Decision No.31 of the Commandant’s Office of the Republic of Armenia, dated 3 April 2020, the transportation of all types of goods between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Armenia (export, import, transit) can be carried out at the Meghri border crossing point.
All goods from the Islamic Republic of Iran are subject to transhipment, except for those goods which have the written permission of the State Revenue Committee.
Armenia has no transport restrictions affecting any other country.