YEREVAN, September 24. /ARKA/. Armenia’s Zvartnots International Airport has published a list of airlines that will not fly passengers from Armenia without a coronavirus test certificate.
“When traveling aboard the planes of Aircompany Armenia, Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, Fly Dubai, Middle East Airlines, Qatar Airways, S7 Airlines, Sky Up, a PCR test is required,” the airport said in a Facebook post. For more information, passengers are required to contact the airlines.
On September 11 the Armenian government replaced the state of emergency, declared on March 16 to stop the spread of coronavirus, with nationwide quarantine regime that will be in force until January 11, 2021.
The quarantine sets a special exit and entry regime, banning stateless persons from entering Armenia through land border checkpoints. The ban does not apply to family members of Armenian citizens and persons entitled to legally reside in the country.
It does not apply either to foreign diplomats and officials from international organizations and members of their families, to persons entering Armenia to participate in funerals if they are close relatives of the deceased.
Immediately upon entering the territory of Armenia, these persons are examined by the Health and Labor Inspectorate, including remote thermometry and external examination in order to identify signs of coronavirus infection.
Based on the inspection results the person is admitted to hospital in case of having coronavirus infection or is given self-isolation instructions for a period of 14 days. During this period the person can have a coronavirus test and if it’s negative, the quarantine ends.
Armenia’s confirmed cases of coronavirus have grown to 47,877, the Ministry of Health said today. It said 942 people have died of the infection since the start of epidemic in March and 43,026 people have recovered.