Armenia

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Region: Middle East-West Asia

Pandemic Travel Alert

OPEN: to international leisure travel

Most recent update: 2020-11-17 - Ban on entry by air lifted

Entry

General Policy
  1. On 13 August 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the ban on entry by air has been lifted, but the ban on entry by land border remains. Citizens of Armenia, their family members, and legal residency status holders are excepted, and permitted to enter without restrictions.
  2. On 12 August 2020, the Information And Public Relations Department Of The Office Of The Prime-Minister Of The Republic Of Armenia declared: "...the issuance of entry visas at the border checkpoint will be provided only for a specific category of persons, while maintaining other ways of obtaining a visa in a simplified manner for other foreign citizens in advance (in the diplomatic service without invitation or e-visa electronic system)". This is widely interpreted to mean visa on arrival is no longer available, visas can now only be obtained through embassy, consulate, consular office or by e-visa.
Sources:
  1. Tourism Committee: COVID-19 Traveler Information
  2. "Government eases restrictions: foreigners may arrive in Armenia, the ban on gatherings will be lifted"

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

(Source: Tourism Committee: COVID-19 Traveler Information )

Testing
  • If traveller arrives without the result of a negative coronavirus test that was conducted within 72 hours (with its respective documents in Armenian, Russian or English), then a test will be taken at the entry point.
Quarantine
  1. A traveller will be exempt from self-isolation if the result of a negative coronavirus test that was conducted within 72 hours (with its respective documents in Armenian, Russian or English) is submitted on entry.
  2. Otherwise, a test will be taken at the entry point and traveller must self-isolate until a negative PCR test is obtained.

Exit

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Other

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Pre-pandemic visa rules

Requirements

Passport Validity
Must be valid at time of entry
Other Documents
Visa-exempt travellers can stay for no more than 180 days during one year, if no other term is defined by international agreements.
Transit
- Holders of confirmed onward tickets are permitted transit without visa in international transit area for up to 72 hours.
Dual Nationality
The Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State warns: "Armenian legislation permits Armenian citizens to hold dual citizenship. Even if you naturalized in the United States, the Government of Armenia may still consider you an Armenian citizen. Children born in the United States to two Armenian citizens are also considered Armenian citizens...Armenian law requires that Armenian citizens enter and depart Armenia on Armenian passports...Armenian males over the age of 18 are subject to mandatory military service. Penalties for evading military service include jail time and a substantial fine."
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Regarding the territories under Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan Official Electronic Visa Portal warns: "Foreign nationals and stateless persons having visited the Nagorno-Karabakh and other regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan occupied by the Republic of Armenia without an official permission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan after 1991 may not be allowed to enter the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan regardless of whether or not they obtained an electronic visa".
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