COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia
|COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia|
|First outbreak||Tehran, Milan|
|Arrival date||1 March 2020|
(2 years, 2 months, 3 weeks and 1 day)
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Armenia on 1 March 2020 when its first case was confirmed. The disease, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a novel virus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has spread to all of the regions (marz) of Armenia and has caused 49 deaths.
Armenia has suspended visa-free travel for Chinese citizens since 1 February, shortly after it pushed a 90-day visa-free regime on 19 January. Citizens of Iran can no longer receive a visa on arrival either.
Passengers who have been to most of Europe, as well as Japan and South Korea, within the past 14 days, are no longer allowed to enter Armenia. The border of Armenia with the Republic of Artsakh as also been closed in order to prevent the virus from spreading.
Before the virus was confirmed to have arrived in Armenia, 118 tests were performed in February with negative results. To date, Armenia has reported to have performed 36,016 tests, of which 3,860 were positive (confirmed COVID-19 case).