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Update on COVID-19 in Armenia

ARISC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Armenia, and following local regulations in a rapidly changing environment. Following local policies and recommendations, our offices are closed and our staff are working remotely. You can reach our staff by email: Susan Marukhyan

As of April 12, 2021, Armenia has 203,327 confirmed cases (out of which 182,836 confirmed recoveries, and 3,753 deaths) of Covid-19 within its borders. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Armenia declared a State of Emergency March 16, 2020. On August 12, 2020, this State of Emergency was extended for the fifth time for an additional 30 days, through September 11, 2020. On September 11, 2020 the State of Emergency was terminated and a Quarantine was announced until January 11, 2021. Many of the previous restrictions on movement, commerce, and travel have been lifted and gatherings of up to 60 individuals maximum are permitted to take place. Face masks are required in public spaces. Individuals who fail to follow rules related to face masks could face potential fines of 10,000 dram. Children under the age of six, as well as individuals exercising or riding a bike, are exempted from this requirement, as are individuals with certain health conditions. Face masks remain mandatory in public transportation and taxis but are no longer required in personal vehicles. Restrictions on entry of non-Armenian citizens to the Republic of Armenia have been lifted and U.S. citizens are permitted to enter. The land border between Georgia and Armenia remains closed. Citizens of Armenia or Georgia are permitted to return to their respective countries. Similarly, the border between Iran and Armenia is closed with exceptions for cargo deliveries and transport. Travelers who are permitted to enter Armenia are asked to complete health questionnaires and self-quarantine or self-monitor for 14 days or submit to a PCR test. U.S. citizens may obtain a COVID-19 test at local private medical centers for a fee.
Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.

The list of COVID-19 testing laboratories in Armenia can be found at: Updated April 12, 2021.

Representative for Armenia (Armenia “at” arisc. org)

Susan Marukhyan is a public relations and public education expert based in Yerevan, Armenia. She had graduated from Yerevan State Language University after V. Brusov in 1994. In 1996-1997 she studied in the department of International Relations and European Studies in Central European University. Since 1994 she has worked in different foreign and international organizations in the spheres of management and administration, public and media relations and communication, research, translation and publishing. From 2002-2010 she headed the CoE Information Office in Armenia. 2011-2012 she participated in Diplo courses on Internet Governance. In 2018-2019 she completed the Executive MA course on EU Studies with CIFE On-Line Academy, pursuing her master thesis in the sphere of the EU Law. Her research interests include the Internet and political and legal aspects of its development and regulation. She is an ICANN 64 fellow and an individual member of ICANN At Large (APRALO). In 2020, she was elected to the board of the Internet Society (ISOC) Armenia Chapter.

ARISC Armenia Branch 

The ARISC Armenia Branch ensures ARISC a permanent presence in Armenia. It serves as a hub where visiting scholars to Armenia can meet, seek logistical support, have access to a computer with internet and printing facility.

You could also learn more about the available long-term lodging here:

Information on flights and flight services is available at:

Comprehensive information on food services in Armenia is available on this website:

A list of qualified interpreters in Armenia, at:

Information about Yerevan is available at:

Information about Armenian events is available at:

These are some of the services we can assist scholars with. For additional help and information, please do not hesitate to contact us at: armenia “at”
Looking forward to help you with assistance and advice here, in Armenia.

Government Related

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia

The Government of the Republic of Armenia

National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Sciences of Armenia


Information related to regional culture and museums.

History Museum of Armenia


National Gallery of Armenia

Parajanov Museum

Mayr Hayastan Military Museum

Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Museum

Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory

TEDx Yerevan

Hidden Museums in Armenia

The inclusion of these links does not imply affiliation with ARISC nor the endorsement of views appearing on these sites.