The COVID-19 pandemic that broke out in 2020 has had a major impact on the tourism industry as almost all the countries closed their borders for entry and many travelers had to cancel long-awaited trips. Fortunately, the epidemiological situation in the world began to gradually stabilize, and 2021 showed that there is hope for travelers. Many countries started opening their borders and cancelling restrictions. In this article, we are going to tell you about current post pandemic situation and restrictions for traveling to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, as well as share useful information for travelers.
Last updated on October 27, 2022
Post-COVID-19 Travel: Armenia
In Armenia, the first case of COVID-19 infection was recorded on March 1, 2020. After that, the number of infected began to grow and peaked in mid-2021 and early 2022. The Armenian government took all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after the first case was identified in the country. Over the past year, more than 2 million Armenian citizens have been vaccinated against COVID-19. At the moment, the incidence rate of coronavirus in Armenia has decreased several times, and the epidemiological situation has stabilized. Public transport, cafes, restaurants, shopping centers operate as usual.
According to the decree accepted by the Government of the Republic of Armenia on May 1, 2022, foreign citizens are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 upon arrival in the country. This applies to citizens of any foreign country traveling both by air and by land. To be up to date follow the information on the official site of the Government of Armenia.
Use of Masks
After the stabilization of the epidemiological situation in Armenia, it was decided to cancel the mandatory wearing of masks in public places. For the current period, all public places (transport, restaurants, cafes, etc.) can be visited without masks.
Post-COVID-19 Travel: Georgia
In Georgia, the first case of infection was recorded on February 26, 2020. The epidemic reached its peak in the summer of 2021. Since February 2022, cases of infection began to decrease, and for this period of time the epidemiological situation is stable. All public places are working as usual, and the country is visited by a large number of tourists.
Since February 2022, the incidence of coronavirus in Georgia has been declining. On June 15th, the government canceled the requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test or a certificate of full vaccination for foreign citizens arriving in Georgia. To be up to date follow the information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
Use of masks
In Georgia, as well as in Armenia, the mandatory mask regime adopted in the country in November 2020 has been cancelled. For the current period, all public places (transport, restaurants, cafes, etc.) can be visited without masks.
Post-COVID-19 Travel: Azerbaijan
The first case of Covid-19 infection in Azerbaijan was recorded on February 28, 2020. For this period of time, the situation is stable, the incidence has been reduced several times. There are currently no travel restrictions within the country. All businesses and services are open. However, please be aware, that almost all public places (restaurants, cafes, bars, etc.) are only accessible to those who have a "COVID-19 passport", confirming the presence of vaccination or immunity. Exceptions are supermarkets and pharmacies.
To enter Azerbaijan, foreign citizens must present a certificate confirming full COVID-19 vaccination. Moreover, at least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of the vaccine. If you are not fully vaccinated but have had a positive PCR test in the last six months before your trip, you will be able to enter Azerbaijan. In this case, you won’t need to take a PCR test before arrival, it will be enough to present as evidence a positive COVID-19 test taken within the last 6 months before departure (but no later than 14 days). Children under 17 do not need to show proof of vaccination to enter Azerbaijan.
Use of masks
On May 1, the Azerbaijani government abolished the mandatory wearing of protective masks. This decision came into force due to a decrease of daily cases of coronavirus infection.
Choose the Tour to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan you like most and tour-operator Arara will organize your amazing Holiday in the Caucasus.