The restrictions caused by the corona pandemic and quarantine have led to some changes in our usual travel routines. In order to cross a national border, a number of new conditions and rules must be observed today that did not exist a few years ago.
It is therefore advisable to find out all the details in advance before booking your trip. Let’s find out together what specific procedures there are and what documents you need to present for a trip to Armenia in 2021.
Can you enter Armenia with a Russian passport?
Russian citizens do not need an international passport to visit Armenia. It is allowed to enter the country with an internal passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation. However, it should be noted that crossing the border with a Russian passport is only allowed at the airport. If you want to cross the border by land, you will need an international passport. There is a visa-free regime between Russia and Armenia. So if you want to stay in the country for a short period of time (up to six months), you don’t need a visa either. Depending on the purpose of the trip, different types of visas are available for long stays in the country.
Is it allowed to visit Armenia by car from Russia to Georgia?
Yes, such a trip is possible. At the end of March 2021, the transport of cars from Russia to Georgia and Armenia along the Georgian military route resumed.
Can you fly to Armenia now?
On January 12, 2021, the ban on entering the territory of the Republic of Armenia from abroad was lifted. Currently, entry (both by air and by land) is permitted for citizens of Armenia and other countries. International flights are regularly operated at Zvartnots International Airport.
Rules for entry of Russian citizens to Armenia in 2021.
Upon entry, travelers must present the following certificates: a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within the last 72 hours or proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
Travelers who are unable to present the relevant certificates must undergo PCR sampling at the airport or at the border checkpoints, as well as mandatory isolation until a negative test result is obtained. If symptoms are found as a result of the examination, the person will be immediately transferred to a hospital. If a person does not have the necessary certificates upon entry and refuses to take a Covod test at the border, they will be isolated for 14 days.
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