YEREVAN, January 13. /ARKA/. Armenia has removed today Covid-19 restrictions on the entry of persons who are not citizens of Armenia into the country through the land border, saying from now on all foreigners can enter the country both by air and by land.
The quarantine, first imposed on September 11, 2020 until January 11, 2021 at all border crossings to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus disease, was extended by the government for another 6 months until July 11, 2021.
The press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry said when crossing checkpoints at the airport and land borders of Armenia, it is necessary to produce a document certifying a negative PCR test for coronavirus taken not earlier than 72 hours before the arrival.
The certificate must be in Armenian, Russian or English on a form containing all the contact details of the medical institution that took the test and the name of its manager.
The certificate must also have the name and surname of the person who tested for Covid-19, the number of the identity document, the year of birth, and the result of the test. The document must be signed by the head of the organization and stamped with its seal.
Armenia’s Health and Labor Inspectorate immediately checks the certificate and conducts an examination (remote temperature measurement, external examination, and in the case of clinical symptoms characteristic of an infection, additional checks) to identify symptoms of infection.
Individuals without a certificate must be tested at the airport or at a border crossing point and must self-isolate until a negative PCR test result.
According to the results of the examination, the patient is hospitalized if he/she has coronavirus symptoms. The costs of the PCR test and possible treatment are to be covered by the individual.