Armenia

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Armenia. Some areas have increased risk. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws and special circumstances in this country.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the stay is less than 6 months.

US Embassy/Consulate

[374](10) 464-700; US Embassy in Yerevan, 1 American Avenue, Yerevan 0082, Republic of Armenia; https://am.usembassy.gov/; acsyerevan@state.gov

Telephone Code

374

Local Emergency Phone

Ambulance: 103; Fire: 101; Police: 102

Vaccinations

See WHO recommendations

http://www.who.int/

Climate

Highland continental, hot summers, cold winters

Currency (Code)

Drams (AMD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F

Plug Type CPlug Type F

Major Languages

Armenian (official) 97.9%, Russian

Major Religions

Armenian Apostolic 92.6%

Time Difference

UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water

Yes

International Driving Permit

Suggested

Road Driving Side

Right

Tourist Destinations

Yerevan (includes Saint Gregory Cathedral, Blue Mosque, Cafesjian Museum); Shikahogh State Reserve; Lake Sevan; Dilijan National Park; Mount Aragats; Noravank Monastery Complex; Mount Ararat

Major Sports

Wrestling, soccer, gymnastics

Cultural Practices

When using public transportation, arrive early because buses fill up quickly and leave before their departure time.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is only common in the parts of the country visited by Western travelers. Anything from 10-20% is acceptable. Restaurants may include a service fee, but this is not the same as a tip. Rounding up taxi fares as a tip is common practice.

Souvenirs

Woven carpets, evil eye glass or bead jewelry, pottery, quilled picture art, silver jewelry and cameo jewelry/art


Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444


Page last updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2022