A new procedure will be in place for foreign citizens entering Armenia starting December 1 to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Upon arrival in our country, people who do not have an Armenian citizenship must have a negative PCR test. They opportunity to be tested at the airport or at the land border crossing will be removed.
“When entering Armenia, you must have a negative answer to the PCR test that has not been completed for 72 hours. This is considered a three-day test result. The date, passport data, and QR code will be cheked,” says Hrachya Vardanyan, doctor-epidemiologist at Zvartnots International Airport.
In the case of vaccinated persons entering Armenia, the requirement will continue to apply, according to which a complete vaccination certificate must be submitted, proving that the full vaccination was done at least 14 days ago.
“And the one-dose vaccines are Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik Light, at 28 days must have passed after one vaccination so that non-citizens do not take the test,” says Hrachya Vardanyan.
All travelers arriving in the country before December 1, whether citizens of Armenia or foreigners, are subject to the same requirements. Until the coronavirus retreats, there is strict control at Zvartnots airport. No one is allowed to leave the area without checking the documents.
Passenger: We took a test in Russia, they checked it here.
Passenger: If there is a PCR test, you pass, if not, we do it in the laboratory. If it is positive, they will call me and tell to stay in quarantine.
Passenger: I come from St. Petersburg. What was the situation like? Very bad, 5000-6000 cases a day.
According to the Government's decision, preventive and anti-epidemic measures during the quarantine will be extended until June 20, 2022.