Armenia has abolished the requirement to present a negative PCR test for coronavirus or a vaccination certificate upon entry into the country. The corresponding decision was made on Thursday at a government meeting: it comes into force on May 1.

According to the Minister of Health of Armenia Anahit Avanesyan, this project proposes to amend the decision on quarantine.

"During the last 14 days, only 144 cases of infection were recorded, which is 32% less compared to the previous 14 days. Only 3 cases were recorded yesterday," she said.

Avanesyan noted that over the past month there has also been a sharp decrease in the number of people who died from coronavirus: there has been only 1 such case in the last 14 days.

"Given this stable situation and the increasing pace of the pandemic in the world, we have decided to lift some restrictions," she said.

According to her, the requirement to present a negative PCR test for coronavirus or a certificate of vaccination upon entry into the country will be lifted.

"According to this decision, from May 1, when entering the Republic of Armenia, no requirement related to covid will be effective from now on," she said.

The situation with COVID-19 in Armenia

The state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic was in effect in Armenia for six months - from March 16 to September 11, 2020 inclusive. After the Parliament amended the package of relevant laws, the Armenian government introduced quarantine throughout the country, which has been extended three times and is currently valid until June 20, 2022.

As of the morning of April 28, 422,858 confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded in Armenia. Thus, the number of new cases per day was 3 (the day before – 17). In total, 3,045,254 coronavirus tests were conducted. 8,622 people died, 410,814 patients recovered, 1,739 patients continue to be treated.