The coronavirus pandemic and quarantine restrictions have made adjustments to our usual travel and travel routine. Today, in order to make a flight crossing the border, it is necessary to comply with a number of new conditions and rules that did not even exist a couple of years ago.
However, you should take care of everything you need in advance, even before you decide to buy a ticket. Let’s figure out exactly what procedures have to go through and what documents you will need to travel to Armenia in 2023.
Is it possible to travel to Armenia with a Russian passport?
The citizens of Russia do not need to have 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 allowed only at the airport. If you are going to cross the border by land, you need an international passport. There is a visa-free regime between Russia and Armenia, so if you plan to stay in the country for a short period of time (up to six months), you don’t need a visa either. There are several types of visas available for longer stays in the country, depending on the purpose of the trip.
Is it allowed to enter Armenia from Russia through Georgia by car?
Yes, such a trip is possible. At the end of March 2023, the travel of cars from Russia to Georgia and Armenia resumed along the Georgian military highway.
Is it possible now to travel to Armenia by plane?
Since January 12th, 2021, the rule of entering the territory of the Republic of Armenia from abroad was removed. Currently, entry (both by plane and by land) is allowed for citizens of both Armenia and other countries. International flights are regularly operated at Zvartnots International Airport
Rules of the entrance to Armenia for citizens of Russia.
Upon entering the territory of the Republic of Armenia travelers will be asked to provide a COVID-19 PCR test certificate* with a negative result taken within the previous 72 hours, or a certification* of complete vaccination against COVID-19 with 2 dosages and the second dosage taken at least 14 days before entering the country.
Non-holders of the relevant certificate are subject to PCR sampling at the airport or border checkpoint sampling points and to compulsory isolation until the negative result will be obtained.
The person will be hospitalized if corresponding symptoms are detected as a result of examination. In case of rejection of sampling or examination all non-holders of the relevant certificate are being isolated for 14 days.
Enjoy your trip!