US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution in Armenia due to areas of armed conflict. 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.
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.
(10) 464-700; US Embassy in Yerevan, 1 American Avenue, Yerevan 0082, Republic of Armenia; https://am.usembassy.gov/; firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Emergency Phone
Ambulance: 103; Fire: 101; Police: 102
See WHO recommendations
Highland continental, hot summers, cold winters
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F
Armenian (official) 97.9%, Russian
Armenian Apostolic 92.6%
UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Yerevan (includes Saint Gregory Cathedral, Blue Mosque, Cafesjian Museum); Shikahogh State Reserve; Lake Sevan; Dilijan National Park; Mount Aragats; Noravank Monastery Complex; Mount Ararat
Wrestling, soccer, gymnastics
When using public transportation, arrive early because buses fill up quickly and leave before their departure time.
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.
Woven carpets, evil eye glass or bead jewelry, pottery, quilled picture art, silver jewelry and cameo jewelry/art
Harees — a dish of boiled, cracked, or coarsely-ground wheat, mixed with meat and seasoned
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: Tuesday, November 15, 2022