U.S. State Department warns US citizens against traveling to Armenia

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YEREVAN, May 19, /ARKA/. The US Department of State warned US citizens against traveling to Armenia due to COVID-19, saying also that some areas of the country have increased risk.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Armenia due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Armenia.

It also asked US citizens not to travel to the Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding territories due to recent hostilities.

It said casualties continue to occur following intensive fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that occurred in the fall 2020. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in and around Nagorno-Karabakh as access is restricted.

It also advised that they exercise caution on roads near Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan and be aware that some portions of the road may cross international boundaries without notice. Roads may be controlled by checkpoints or closed to travelers without notice. -0-

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