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Risk Ratings  
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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Armenia
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Armenia
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Border with Azerbaijan


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInbound
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- Arriving passengers should provide a negative PCR test result taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
- Those who fail to provide a negative PCR test certificate taken within the 72 hours ahead of their arrival are subject to mandatory testing (at the traveller's expense) at the entry point (air or land) and mandatory isolation until a negative result is received.
• What information is required in the test result?
The PCR test certificate should be in English, Armenian or Russian; include the name, surname, date of birth, and passport number of the individual tested; and be printed on the official letterhead of the medical institution which conducted the test.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long?
- There is no mandatory quarantine for incoming passengers.
- Those who take the on-arrival PCR test should remain self-isolated until the result becomes available.
- Individuals exposed to someone who tested 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.
(Until further notice)
Other
- Upon arrival, travellers will also be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. If found to have symptoms of the virus, travellers may be hospitalised. Here is a list of COVID-19 testing laboratories: http://www.zvartnots.aero/EN/News?ID=3156
- See restrictions listed on the government page here: https://www.gov.am/en/covid-travel-restrictions/
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)


Entry rules
• Inbound travel for “third country” nationals
Land borders with Georgia and Iran have reopened to foreign nationals. However, both countries retain their own strict border controls. Travellers should check Georgian and Iranian entry/exit requirements before attempting to cross land borders to/from Armenia.
(Until further notice)
Internal / Domestic
Other social distancing measures
• General
Masks are mandatory in public spaces and social distancing must be maintained.
• Gatherings
Public gatherings over 40 people remain prohibited.
(until further notice)
Summary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(until further notice)
State of emergency
A state of emergency has been replaced by a nationwide quarantine regime. The regime grants power to the state to reimpose any movement restrictions or even closure of internal borders at short notice.
(Ends 11 July 2021)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Armenia

COVID-19 information for Armenia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The crime rate is much lower than in most European countries. However, poor economic conditions and the social cost of the conflict with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh have fuelled crime; adopt basic security precautions to mitigate the risk of petty crime.

Clashes in September-November 2020 related to Nagorno-Karabakh demonstrate how it remains a potential source of external conflict. Although a peace agreement was signed in November 2020, periodic border skirmishes may occur along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border north of the conflict zone. For this reason, the risks associated with travel to the border with Azerbaijan are rated higher compared to the rest of the country.

Opposition protests linked to political and socio-economic grievances occur regularly in the capital Yerevan, but widespread violence remains rare. Most protests pass off peacefully and are therefore unlikely to pose a serious risk to foreign staff.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Armenia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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