Last updated October 26, 2021
Yes, Armenia is open to American tourists
Armenia is once again open to tourists from the US.
U.S. citizens are permitted to enter via air or land border.
- Individuals entering Armenia via the airport or land border are required to provide either:
a) documentation of vaccination against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to arrival, or
b) negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival, or submit to testing upon arrival and self-isolate until test results are received.
Children under 1 year of age are exempt from presenting a PCR test or a vaccination certificate.
COVID testing is available at airports for individuals who opt to take on upon arrival. The test costs approximately $40 and the results – provided in English – are usually available within 24 hours (although you would need to self-isolate until receiving your result).
PCR Testing for Returning Home
If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test up to 3 days before departure (not counting the day of departure, so for a flight at 1pm on a Friday, you could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after.) Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.
General COVID-19 measures to be aware of
- maintain physical distance
- maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
- wearing protective masks is mandatory in all public or private transport, and in all public spaces. Breaches of mask-wearing protocols are subject to a 10,000AMD fine (we will provide one disposable mask per day of your vacation)
Curfews and Movement Restrictions
There is no curfew in place.
Bars & Restaurants
Restaurants and cafes are currently able to operate in Armenia, with restrictions governing social distancing and the wearing of facemasks.
Cultural sites and museums are working normally, some with limited number of visitors. If you are interested in any specific sites, please let your local JayWay contact know and they will confirm the current situation a few days in advance, and help with making reservations if advised.
Shops and Beauty Services
All shops and beauty services are open with regular working hours. Shops have limitations on number of visitors depending on their size. As for beauty services (hairdressers, nail appointments, etc.) appointments must be made.
Wearing protective masks is mandatory throughout the country in public transportation.
Updates from JayWay Staff and Partners
From Karen, our guide in Yerevan
Yerevan is back to life after constant lockdowns during 1 and a half years. More and more people are getting vaccinated and everything seems to go better. We see more and more international travelers in Yerevan and in the regions. People are really happy to be able to hang out again with friends and family in the beautiful streets of Yerevan. Cafes and restaurants are again busy but of course not like before. Distance measures are respected and controlled by the owners.
Estimate for the Next Change in Measures
There is no indication on when the next changes in restriction measures will take place.