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CERBA Official Statement 

Re: CERBA operations in March – May 2020

CERBA statement

Dear CERBA Members and Partners,

CERBA as an official service provider and as the Canadian secretariat for the Kazakhstan Canada Business Council (KCBC) and Canada Russia Business Council (RCBC) holds a great responsibility and primarily cares for the safety of its members and partners. 

After thoughtful consideration and observation of all official statements recently issued by the Governments of CERBA mandate countries in relation to the current Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic,  we have decided to postpone all the planned activities and public events that  require any international travels to and from Canada during the period of March-May 2020 or until further notice in all CERBA Chapters to support the measures taken by the governments to prevent further pandemic development. 

We nevertheless would like to assure you that CERBA will continue to operate and provide regular services to all its members and partners. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Regional Directors with any questions or enquires.

CERBA Contacts: https://www.cerbanet.org/Contact

CERBA Events: https://www.cerbanet.org/Events

We hope for a rapid resolution of the situation and we will continue to regularly update you about our upcoming developments and events. 


Sincerely yours,  

Gilles Breton

Chairman of the Board 

Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)


 Official links and the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 restrictions 

in CERBA mandate countries.

CANADA

June 8: The Ontario government announced that it is getting more people back to work and more recreational activities open by moving forward with a regional approach to Stage 2 of reopening the province. Effective Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the government is easing restrictions in communities where it is safe to do so, based on trends of key public health indicators such as lower rates of transmission, increased capacity in hospitals, and progress made in testing. More information here>>

June 6: State of emergency extended until June 30, 2020.  Extending these emergency orders will give employers of frontline care providers the necessary flexibility to respond to COVID-19 and protect vulnerable people and the public as the province gradually and safely reopens. More information here>>

May 27: TORONTO — The Ontario government continues to protect the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak by extending all emergency orders in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Emergency orders extensions

May 27: To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the province declared a state of emergency on March 17, 2020. This allows Ontario to create and enforce emergency orders, such as ordering non-essential workplaces to close, restricting retirement and long-term care home employees from working in more than one facility and prohibiting events and gatherings of more than five people. Government service changes and public closures

May 19Ontario is planning for the next phase of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – reopening our province.

Reopening Ontario after COVID-19

Reopening Ontario in Stages

April 25:  On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is extending all emergency orders that have been put in place to-date under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until May 6, 2020.  Ontario parks to remain closed until May 31, 2020.

March 31: The Declaration of a provincial emergency has been extended and will be in effect until April 14, 2020. Additionally, the following orders have been extended and will be in effect until April 13, 2020.

March 25: March 25, 2020, the federal government announced an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires any person entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19.  

March 18: (12am) government closes borders to all Foreign Nationals.

It is decided to temporarily restrict non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border as well. Travelers will no longer be permitted to cross the border for recreation and tourism. The start date will be announced soon. Self- isolation is recommended to everyone entering Canada. Lockdowns are in effect across the country for courts, schools, offices, bars and more.

March 11:

Prime Minister outlines Canada’s COVID-19 response

Pandemic COVID-19 all countries: avoid non-essential travel outside Canada


Canada coronavirus 

Official Global Travel Advisory

Ontario Emergency Information

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

COVID-19: What you should know

Government of Canada takes action on COVID-19

Ontario Stopping the spread of COVID-19

Situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Québec

Canada Economic Response Plan

Prime Minister announces more support for workers and businesses through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Ontario Helping Businesses overcome challenges created by COVID-19


Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG most recent articles related to the pandemic and its impact on the Canadian business landscape



RUSSIA

September 11: Simplification of the procedure for migration registration of foreign citizens on the territory of Russia

September 17: Obligations of foreign citizens upon return to Russia

August 5: Russia waives work permits for international students

August 3: New details on passing COVID-19 test before entry

August 1: Russia mulls full resumption of international air travel from August 11

July 27: Partial resumption of international flights with the Russian Federation

              Return of highly qualified specialists (HQS) to the territory of Russia (Clarification)

              Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation announced that Russia would waive visa fees for foreigners when the country’s consulates and diplomatic missions reopen abroad

July 24: Russia will resume international flights starting August 1

July 16: From 16 July, all Moscow residents will be eligible for free testing, according to Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova

July 15: 14-day quarantine upon entry no longer needed

July 14: Cancellation of quarantine for those entering the Russian Federation

July 9: More restrictions lifted in Moscow

July 8: Russia has extended the international flight ban until 1 August

June 29: Russia to Offer Simplified E-Visas to Tourists from 53 Countries in 2021

June 26: HQS employees may be granted one time entry into the country

               The Russian government has eased restrictions on entry to Russia for HQS

June 16: Stay of foreigners on the territory of the Russian Federation during the pandemic

June 9: Cancellation of self-isolation and pass control in Moscow, partial opening of borders

May 31: Coronavirus update: Russia to roll out its first approved COVID-19 drug next week, will share details with world

May 28: The second stage of lifting restrictions in Moscow

May 27: Easing the self-isolation regime in Moscow and new business support measures

May 25: Cancellation of passes and the second stage of lifting restrictions in the Moscow region

May 21: Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced the first stage of easing restrictions in Moscow

May 19: Vladimir Putin held a meeting on the implementation of earlier approved measures to support the economy and the social sphere

May 18: What new support measures await business

May 12: End of non-working days and new business support measures

May 12: Starting May 12, Moscow residents will be required to wear face masks and gloves in all public places

May 11: Executive Order on extending measures to ensure sanitary and epidemiological wellbeing of the population

May 11: Vladimir Putin Eases Nationwide Virus Lockdown

May 7: Mask regime and the first stage of lifting restrictions in Moscow

May 6: Plan for gradual lifting of restrictions

May 6: The Russian government's meeting on implementing measures to support the economy and the social sphere

May 3: International air traffic may recover in midsummer  Aeroflot

April 28: The President of the Russian Federation extended non-working days until May 11

April 21: Additional self-isolation measures

April 20: Extension of stay, visas, work permits for foreigners in Russia

                FAQ on Presidential Decree No. 274

April 16: Moscow mayor approves third package of support for Moscow business

                Russia had adopted a law on protection and promotion private, including foreign, investments

April 15: The Russian government will provide new measures to support business

April 13: Digital passes now required in Moscow and Moscow Region: who must obtain them and how

April 12: Digital passes. Order of receipt

April 10: Introduction of special passes in Moscow and other restrictive measures

April 7: Inclusion of companies in the list of systemically important enterprises and permission to continue operation of enterprises

April 6: Message from the Embassy of Canada in Moscow

All Canadian citizens currently staying in Russia who would like to travel to Canada are recommended to register on the Registry of Canadians Abroad (ROCA). This will ensure that you get messages from the Embassy’s consular team in a timely manner and that they are aware of your situation. Contact: [email protected] with any specific inquiry.

              Deferral of rental payments for real estate

April 3: Moscow has introduced fines for violators of self-isolation

April 2: The President of the Russian Federation declared the whole of April non-working

              Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said as of Wednesday Russia had set aside $18bn to combat the virus

              Executive Order on ensuring people’s sanitary and epidemiological safety in view of coronavirus infection spread

The President signed the Executive Order On Measures to Ensure the Sanitary and Epidemiological Safety of the Population in Connection with the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19). More info

April 1: The second package of anti-crisis business support measures was approved

This will allow enterprises to reduce the risks of bankruptcy and continue their business activities in the context of the spread of COVID-19. More info

              The President of the Russian Federation signed a package of laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic

March 30: 26 regions of Russia introduced a regime of self-isolation

Following Moscow, another 24 regions of Russia introduced a regime of self-isolation due to the COVID-19. Residents are allowed to leave the house only for food, medicine, for walking pets or to take out trash. You are also allowed to leave your home to go to work (if you are required to go to work). More info

March 30: Moscow and the Moscow Region introduced a regime of self-isolation

On 29 March, the mayor of Moscow and the Governor of the Moscow region announced a number of measures that severely restrict movement in Moscow and the Moscow region. More info

March 30: Russia completely closes borders due to coronavirus

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed to temporarily restrict traffic through road, rail, pedestrian, river and mixed border checkpoints across the Russian border, as well as through the land section of the border with Belarus from March 30 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. More info

March 26 UPDATE: Russia will halt all international flights from midnight on Friday (Mar 27) under a government decree listing new measures to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. The decree published on Thursday orders aviation authorities to halt all regular and charter flights, with the exception of special flights evacuating Russian citizens from abroad. If you were intending to travel in the next few days please consult your airline.

New restrictions introduced by the Moscow city and Moscow region on March 25-26

Clarifications: Entry of Foreign Citizens to the territory of the Russian Federation and obtaining a Work Permit (March 26, 2020)

Recommendations to employees and employers in connection with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation of March 25, 2020 No. 206 " on declaring non-working days in the Russian Federation»

RF President Vladimir Putin addressed the nation on the coronavirus pandemic on March 25, 2020, announcing postponement of a planned April 22 vote on constitutional changes, a week-long paid national holiday March 30 – April 5, and a package of measures to support the Russian economy and businesses. More info

Key measures in Russia for COVID 19 pandemic prevention as of Wednesday 25th of March 2020

Visa extension for foreign citizens on the territory of the Russian Federation (March 19. 2020)

Migration situation in Russia as of March 18, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) as force majeure

COVID-19: Russia passes new laws on tightened liability, insolvency, rents, state purchases and medicines

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada

Temporary restriction of entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons to the Russian Federation

The Embassy of Canada in the Russian Federation

The Embassy of Canada Alert on COVID-19 situation

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Gowling WLG

A Cross-Canada Review of New Rules and Regulations Relating to Leave of Absences in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Raises Cybersecurity Risks

SCHNEIDER GROUP

Clarification on new bans and restrictions on public procurement of foreign goods in Russia

Vladimir Putin announces additional support measures for business & citizens

Construction and manufacturing can start operating in Moscow

Russian Tax code amendments offer support to SME

Moscow has approved priority measures to support businesses

Russian government’s anti-crisis plan – detailed chronology

Is it force-majeure if GD is in deadlock abroad due to coronavirus?

Russia's days-off March 30 - April 5- what it means for your business_ _ SCHNEIDER GROUP

High alert mode in Moscow because of the coronavirus - what to do?

Intermark Relocation

Validity Terms For Stay Suspended Until 15 September

Moscow Mayor signed Decree lifting COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 IN RUSSIA: Terms of Stay and Work in Russia are Extended

COVID-19: Quarantine in Moscow and Moscow Region

Coronavirus in CIS: Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Updates

COVID-19 IN RUSSIA: Entry ban for foreigners in action

Bellerage Alinga

Electronic Pass for Movement around Moscow and Moscow Region

COVID-19 force majeure certificate

COVID-19: FAQs about force-majeur and contracts

Suspension of courts and inspections work

KPMG

COVID-19: tax and legal aspects

How to maintain control over production during an epidemic?

EY

Overview of measures taken by employers in relation to COVID-19

To resist COVID-19

How to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on your organization?

COVID-19: Key human resource management issues

DENTONS

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) hub

The Roscongress Foundation

Updates and Analytics regarding the COVID-19 situation

The Russian Government

Governmental decree No. 635-р dated 16 March, 2020

Operational meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers

The first meeting of the Coordination Council under the Government to combat the spread of new coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation

Meeting of the Presidium of the Government Coordination Council to control the incidence of the novel coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation

Moscow Mayor's Office

The second package of anti-crisis business support measures was approved

Strengthening Measures to Combat the Epidemic

Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

COVID-19, visa extension for foreign citizens on the territory of the Russian Federation

Clarification of the Procedure for Issuing Visas for Foreign Citizens

Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

Q&A with the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation on COVID-19 situation

Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Q&A with Central Bank of the Russian Federation on COVID-19 situation

Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation

Q&A with the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation on COVID-19 situation

Rospotrebnadzor

News about the coronavirus

Isolation regime act

Measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19


REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

Uzbekistan suspends flights to several countries amid COVID-19 outbreak. Starting March 16, restrictions on entry into the territory of Uzbekistan by foreign travelers are in place. Citizens of Uzbekistan can come back to the homeland, but there is a temporary ban imposed on Uzbek citizens for traveling outside the state. Universities, schools, kindergartens throughout the country are closed due to the threat of the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

May 27Temporary sanitary rules and norms for the organization of activities of state authorities and other organizations, and also subjects of entrepreneurship in the conditions of the covid-19 pandemia (new edition) 

May 21: updated  Travel advice to Uzbekistan

April 24: Socio-Economic Issues In The Conditions Of The Pandemic Considered Based On The Specificity Of Each Region. More Info here>>

Coronavirus Uzbekistan COVID-19 News National Leadership on COVID-19 COVID-19 medical call center Press conference on COVID-19


REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

The state of emergency in the Republic of Kazakhstan was introduced at 8 am on March 16, 2020 and will end allegedly on April 15, 2020 at 7 am. During the state of emergency, a restriction on entry and exit through the border for the citizens of Kazakhstan and foreign citizens is in place. Large trade companies, shopping and entertainment centers and other facilities with massive crowd of people are suspended.

May 26: at a meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission on Preventing the Spread of the Coronavirus chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister Yeraly Tugzhanov, issues were discussed to strengthen control over compliance with the prescribed quarantine regime by the country's population. Strengthening quarantine enforcement

May 21: updated – Travel advice to Kazakhstan

April 27Statement By head of state Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

April 17: Pursuant to the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 17 April 2020 No.220, due to spread of COVID-19, Kazakhstan suspended the unilateral visa-free regime for citizens of 57 countries until November 1, 2020. After opening of the state border, citizens of these countries will need a visa to enter Kazakhstan. More Info here>>

April 17Rules for entry and stay of immigrants in the Republic of Kazakhstan

March 23Address by the President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev at a meeting of the State Commission on the State of Emergency

March 16: Television address of the Head of state – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

March 16On restriction on entry to and exit from Kazakhstan

March 16On the introduction of a state of emergency in the Republic of Kazakhstan

March 16About suspension and reduction of international flights


MONGOLIA

Air travel to/from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau has been suspended until March 30. Schools, universities, cinemas and entertainment centers are closed, public events are prohibited, bars and restaurants reduced their operating hours during the same period.

May 21: Mongolia entry/exit requirements updated

Situation News on COVID-19 – Ministry of Health of Mongolia

March 10: Imported COVID-19 case detected in Mongolia

Description Information

H.E. Mr. Davaasuren Damdinsuren, State Secretary of the Ministry of Affairs of Mongolia receives Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Mongolia, Lee Yeo-hong

 

REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Republic of Belarus has a number of cases of COVID-19, but the border remains open. Schools, malls and all other organizations remain open. Self-isolation is recommended to everyone entering the country. Information on preventative measures is widely available.

Situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Belarus here>>

May 25: Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has urged not to relax despite the improving situation with the coronavirus in the country as he addressed a meeting to discuss the important social, economic, and political matters in Minsk on 25 May, BelTA has learned. Link

May 25: There is an opportunity for rapid recovery of the national economy after a recession caused by the closure of borders and world markets due to the pandemic, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a government meeting in Minsk on 25 May to discuss social, economic and political issues, BelTA has learned. here>>

May 21: updated – Travel advice to Belarus

March 16: Statement of the Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Anatoly Glaz, in connection with additional restrictions in neighboring countries due to the spread of COVID-19

March 13Statement of the Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Anatoly Glaz, on additional restrictions in neighboring countries due to the spread of COVID-19

March 12: Address of the Minister of Health of Belarus in connection with the latest events


GEORGIA

May 25: updated –  Travel advice to Georgia

May: Many state organizations are involved in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and are working on related efforts or have made temporary changes during this serious health emergency. Here’s what you should know about the state’s most-accessed services.

Governor Kemp’s Statewide Executive Order: Guidelines for Businesses

April 24: Georgian parliament extended the state of emergency in the country till May 22. Until April 26 any car travelling without a special permit is prohibited. Wearing a mask became mandatory. 

March 21: the government of Georgia declared a state of emergency in the country, which will last until April 21. Curfew and quarantine have not yet been established anywhere except in the Marneuli and Bolnisi districts. Meetings of more than 10 people are prohibited in the country, except for transport, medical and public institutions.

March 18: Georgia has closed its borders to foreigners for two weeks, except in special cases. As for the land borders, since March 14, Georgia has closed the borders with Azerbaijan and Armenia for 10 days. On March 15, the Sarpi checkpoint on the Georgian-Turkish border was suspended. Since March 16, the movement of citizens between Georgia and Russia has also been temporarily stopped.

Georgia has completely stopped air traffic since March 21. Only flights that are performed by Georgian airlines and coordinated with the government of Georgia are operated. All citizens who arrive in the country will be placed on a mandatory two-week quarantine.

From March 24, railway and bus services were stopped. Restrictions do not apply to freight transport. Following intercity road and rail passenger transportation, all domestic flights are also canceled.

Since March 20, all shopping facilities in the country have been temporarily closed. Allowed to work are pharmacies, grocery stores, pet stores, warehouses, agricultural markets, animal markets, stores that sell fertilizers, home appliance stores, and gas stations. In addition, bakeries, slaughterhouses and other food production facilities will continue to operate. Cafes and restaurants are allowed to work only for take-out.

Public land transport continues to operate in the cities of Georgia, as well as the metro in Tbilisi.

More info


AZERBAIJAN

June 23: Azerbaijan extended COVID-19 lockdown and toughened quarantine regime

May 25: updated – Travel advice to Azerbaijan

April 25: From April 27 the government expects to mitigate some restrictions since establishing the national state of emergency. Health officials state that all areas of outbreaks were eliminated. 

March 24: a special quarantine regime has been introduced in Azerbaijan until April 20 due to the coronavirus. Persons over 65 years of age are not allowed to leave the house. Single persons in this category will be taken into custody by social services.

In Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron districts, entry and exit of vehicles is restricted, with the exception of ambulances, trucks and vehicles of rescue and emergency services.

Regardless of the form of ownership, passenger transportation between cities and regions of the country is stopped.  Сitizens from abroad can arrive to Azerbaijan within 14-21 days on a certain schedule. Preference will first be given to families with young children, the elderly, and people who need medical care. Those who arrive will be quarantined.

Baku Transport Agency introduces special Express bus routes between metro stations from 06:00 to 22:00. Passengers are advised to minimize metro travel and use ground transportation.

It is forbidden to gather in public places in groups of more than 10 people. Citizens are advised to keep a two-meter distance between themselves. Catering facilities are open from 12:00 to 15:00, home delivery and online orders are allowed. All shopping centers are closed, except for those where supermarkets, pharmacies, and grocery stores operate.

The Ministry of internal Affairs is responsible for monitoring compliance with the requirements of the special quarantine regime.

More info


TAJIKISTAN

May 21: updated – Travel advice to Tajikistan

April 25: Tajikistan remains one of the few countries where COVID-19 was not identified at all. Schools, cinemas and restaurants remain open as citizens continue their daily life without any restrictions. WHO confirmed that there are no cases of COVID-19 in the country.

At the moment, no cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the Republic. A special headquarters has been set up in the country to counter the spread of coronavirus and the following measures have been taken:

Checks in arrival zones: medics work at all checkpoints in Tajikistan, including airports. Everyone who arrives in Tajikistan by land or air is checked with a thermal imager. Visitors from countries with the highest number of infected people are quarantined for 14 days.

Air traffic has been disrupted and land borders have been closed: flights from Tajikistan to China, Afghanistan and Iran have been temporarily suspended. Tajikistan's land links with China and Afghanistan are also closed. Cargo is also not allowed.

Recommendations to airlines: the Civil Aviation Agency of Tajikistan has sent recommendations to airlines that fly to Tajikistan not to sell tickets to those who plan to come to the country from Italy, Iran, Afghanistan, China and South Korea. Previously, this list included 35 countries, but the order was canceled a day later.

Recommendations to travel companies: the Committee for tourism development of Tajikistan recommended that domestic travel companies temporarily refuse to organize both domestic and foreign tours.

Allowed to close mosques: the Ulema Council of Tajikistan has issued a fatwa that allows the mosques to be closed in order to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus.

Holidays and marches were canceled: in Tajikistan, the official theatrical performance in honor of Navruz was canceled. There will also be no mass celebrations and sports events that are held annually throughout the country during the holiday week. The solemn event in honor of Navruz with the participation of the President in Khujand will be held with a limited number of guests.

Also, the Ministry of Education and Science decided to temporarily cancel marches in preparation for the celebration of Navruz and the 30th anniversary of independence of Tajikistan.

More info


KYRGYZSTAN

May 21: updated – Travel advice to Kyrgyzstan

April 25: Kyrgyzstzn has declared a state of emergency since March 22 and closed all places of public gatherings, except for essential businesses.

March 15: To date, no cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded on the territory of the Republic. The country is taking precautionary measures to prevent infection, which is why checks at all border checkpoints have been strengthened, and an operational headquarters has been set up in the Ministry of Health. Sanitary and quarantine control has been strengthened at all checkpoints on the state border, and special attention has been paid to tightening control over agricultural products imported into the country.

Thermal imagers have been installed at airports in Bishkek and Osh to check for the presence of the virus. Sanitary control points have been set up at 22 checkpoints on the borders with neighboring states. Since January 23, air, road and rail connections with China have been completely suspended. The authorities increased control in places of mass presence, citizens are recommended to wear medical masks and comply with sanitary and hygienic standards.  More than 100 thousand special brochures with information about the prevention of acute respiratory infections have been printed. They are distributed to passengers arriving in the country, and to the general public.

More info


ARMENIA

May 21: updated – Travel advice to Armenia

April 13: Armenian government prolonged the state of emergency till May 14. Police and national security service set up crossing points to control the circulation of citizens and cars in the country. Public transport is temporarily banned. 

On March 16, a state of emergency was introduced in Armenia, which will last at least until April 14.

Citizens of Armenia and members of their families who are not citizens of Armenia are allowed to enter Armenia through the land border; also allowed are those arriving to Armenia on an official visit, accompanying persons, diplomats and members of their families.

The entry of non-citizens of Armenia who come from countries considered to be at high epidemiological risk is prohibited. The exceptions are diplomats, representatives of international organizations and their family members.

Classes in all kindergartens, schools, universities, and other educational institutions (sports, music, and so on) have been suspended for the duration of the emergency state. It is forbidden to operate catering facilities, as well as large shopping centers.

Rallies and mass gatherings are prohibited, as well as strikes and events involving 20 or more people. All medical institutions will operate in accordance with the instructions of the Minister of Health.

It is prohibited to organize, conduct, or participate in public events.

The export of essential goods is controlled by the Ministers of Economy and Health.

Restrictions on the entry to Armenia by air are being increased. Armenian citizens who are in countries at risk (according to the list approved by the Minister of health) must return home by March 17. Further, entry from these countries is prohibited. Exceptions are made for diplomats and representatives of international organizations, as well as for cases determined by the authorities.

When entering the country, citizens are immediately examined, and if necessary – isolated, hospitalized or given instructions about self-isolation.

On the instructions of the commandant of the state of emergency, restrictions on entry and exit may also be applied in certain localities, with the exception of food supplies and basic necessities.

To ensure the state of emergency, checkpoints and inspection points can be established, where doctors will examine people, and employees of the state Service for food safety – the condition of goods.

More info


MOLDOVA

May 21: updated – Travel advice to Moldova

April 24: The state of emergency was declared in the country. Restrictive measures still in effect.

A state of emergency was introduced by the Parliament of Moldova on March 17, 2020, indicating the country’s borders are closed for foreign citizens. In a statement on the website of the Government, President Igor Dodon announced that restrictive measures would last until May 15, but "depending on the development of events, the duration of the emergency can be shortened."

Exceptions:

  • Persons with diplomatic accreditation;
  • Persons holding a residence permit in Moldova


Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Regional Directors with any questions or enquires.

CERBA Contacts: https://www.cerbanet.org/Contact