Politics 14:57 23/03/2020 Armenia

Armenia bans entry of citizens from more countries over coronavirus

The Armenian Foreign Ministry has provided updated information on the restrictions imposed on entry to and exit from the country amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

Below is the full text of the statement released by the ministry’s press service:

“In order to increase effective implementation of preventive measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the government of Armenia adopted a decision on declaring a state of emergency in the country effective from 16 March, 6:30pm Yerevan time, until 14 April, 5pm Yerevan time.

Restrictions are imposed on entry into the territory of the Republic of Armenia for foreign nationals traveling from countries with large coronavirus outbreaks or visiting them 14 days prior to travel to Armenia.

As of 22 March the list of such countries includes: the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Australia, EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden), Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, China, Iran, Republic of Korea, Israel, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Russian Federation, Georgia.

The list is subject to review.

Armenian citizens, their family members and legal residency status holders are permitted to enter the territory of the Republic of Armenia without restrictions.

Citizens will not be able to leave the territory of the Republic of Armenia by land, except for cargo transport drivers.

Citizens of Armenia and foreign nationals traveling to Armenia will undergo intensive checking procedures at Armenian border checkpoints. In case relevant symptoms are identified, hospitalization, isolation (self-isolation) and/or other restrictive measures will be carried out.

All persons traveling from coronavirus outbreak high risk countries will be transferred to specially designated quarantine locations or may be subjected to mandatory self-isolation."



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