The RA Government is making changes to the decision on quarantine.
“The introduction of new measures to prevent coronavirus disease has made it possible to reconsider the scope of the restrictions. We are flexibly trying to introduce the vaccination process while easing the quarantine decision points in light of the rapid changes taking place in other countries. According to the draft, the citizens who will have the certificate of proper vaccination, that is to say the ‘green’ passport (those who have received two doses), will no longer need to take an additional PCR test to come to our country. The negative result of the PCR test and the ‘green’ passport of being vaccinated will equally function as a requirement to cross the border,” said the Acting Minister of Health Anahit Avanesyan, adding that one should be careful what the country demands in case of leaving Armenia.
Under the changes, the requirement for PCR testing for children under one year of age entering the country has been removed.
“After research, we came to the conclusion that we should not take tests from children under one year old, because if a family members have a negative result, then it is very likely that their child under one year old, not contacting other people, will also have a negative result. We have also decided to clarify the procedures for the isolation and hospitalization of those citizens who do not have a PCR result and refuse to take a test, as our law allows applying two regimes. If a person has certain symptoms, he/she is subject to hospitalization, but if he/she does not have any symptoms, but simply refuses to take a PCR test, does not have a certificate of vaccination, then the isolation regime is applied to him/her,” Avanesyan said.