March 2, 2020 / 10:11 AM / a month ago

Armenia to temporarily suspend visa-free travel for Iranians over coronavirus - PM

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenia will temporarily suspend its visa-free regime for Iranian citizens within the next five days, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said during a government meeting about coronavirus prevention on Monday.

Armenia reported its first coronavirus infection on Sunday, in a citizen returning from neighboring Iran, and on Monday said it would extend the closure of its border with Iran, which was announced on Feb. 23.

Pashinyan did not say how long the additional extension would be.

Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alison Williams

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