Useful information for Armenia
HOW TO ARRIVE
There are many ways to come to Armenia: by airplane, by car or by train.
“Zvartnots” International Airport of Yerevan is located from 15km from the city center of Yerevan, capital of Armenia. There are direct fly from many cities from around the world to Yerevan:
Aegean Airlines from Athens, Qatar Airways from Doha, Ukraine International Airlines from Kyiv, Aeroflot Russian Airlines from Moscow, Air France from Paris, Austrian Airlines from Vienna, LOT Polish Airlines from Warsaw, Georgian Airlines from Tbilisi, Brussels Airlines from Brussels.
Regarding your ﬂight schedule or reservation of air tickets, do not hesitate to contact us.
It is possible to enter in Armenia by train from Georgia.
Yerevan (Armenia) – Tbilisi (Georgia) – in odd days – 21:30-07:50
Tbilisi (Georgia) – Yerevan (Armenia) – in even days – 20:20-06:55
Yerevan (Armenia) – Batumi (Georgia) / Batumi (Georgia) – Yerevan (Armenia) (seasonal, to check before leaving)
Train schedule is not guaranteed, it might change. Regarding your train schedule or reservation of tickets, do not hesitate to contact us.
You can come to Armenia by car/coach from the neighbor’s countries crossing the borders:
Border Bagratashen/Sadakhlo (85 km from Tbilisi and 225 km from Yerevan)
Border Bavra/Ninotsminda (335 km from Tbilisi and 175 km from Yerevan)
Border Nordooz/Agarak (3850 km from Yerevan and 760 km from Tehran)
Regarding all kind of transports reservation, do not hesitate to contact us.
ENTRY FORMALITY / VISA
Citizens of European Union and of some others countries need no Visa for entering Armenia. However, verify that your passport is valid for at least 3 months after your intended return date:
- List of countries whose nationals are unilaterally exempted from the requirement of obtaining a visa.
- List of countries with which Armenia has a visa-free regime according to bilateral and multilateral agreements.
For the citizens of others countries it is possible to take Visa upon arrival in Armenia or get eVisa online. We are at your disposal to assist you in your efforts.
- List of the countries whose citizens can obtain Armenian entry visas upon arrival in Armenia.
For more information please visit Visa official webpage.
There are no mandatory vacines for Armenia.
For recommended vaccinations, visit the Institut Pasteur web page.
Emergency medical service: 911 or 112
1 AMD (Armenian Dram) = 100 Luma
1 EURO = 575 AMD (27/10/2020)
1 USD = 490 AMD (27/10/2020)
Check the official Luma exchange rate here.
Many exchange is very easy in many exchange offices located in big cities.
Attention: only bring tickets in good condition, otherwise they can be refused.
There are also many distributors in which you can directly withdraw cash.
Exchange offices are working 24/7 at airports.
Banks operate in Armenia from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00. Each bank has at least one branch that works 24 hours / 7 days. Phone/online consultation is possible also 24/7.
Armenia is in the GMT zone + 4h.
Compared to Europe there is the difference + 2 hours or +3 hours according to the period of year, because in Armenia there is no change of schedule.
Official working hours in Armenia are from 10:00 to 18:00, from Monday to Friday.
- January 1st-4 – New Year’s Day
- January 6 – Orthodox Christmas
- January 28 – National Army Day
- March 8 – International Women’s Rights Day
- April 24 – Genocide Memorial Day
- May 1th – Labor Day
- May 9 – Victory Day
- May 28 – Day of the First Republic
- July 5 – Constitution Day
- September 21 – Independence Day
Emergency calls: 911 or 112
To call Armenia from abroad:
1 – dial the country code +374
2 – dial the city codes (10 for Yerevan, for example) or the mobile operator (93 or 98 for Vivacel, 91 for Beeline, 55 for Orange, etc.)
3 – dial 6 numbers of your correspondent
Code of Major Cities in Armenia :
- Yerevan 10
- Gyumri 41
- Vanadzor 51
- Etchmiadzin 31
- Goris 84
- Idjevan 63
- Dilidjan 680
- Alaverdi 53
- Yeregnadzor 281
- Stepanakert 47
To call abroad from Armenia:
1 – dial the number for international calls (00)
2 – dial the country code (33 for France, for example)
In hotels and restaurants there is always the internet with the connection of good level.
The domain of the country is .am.
The official language of Armenia is Armenian. The Russian is widely spoken in the country. English and French are the languages with a significant presence.
Total population of Armenia is 2,965,061 (2020).
Here, several ethical people coexist. The majority are Armenian (98.1%), followed by Yazidis (1.2%), Kurds (0.1%), Russians (0.4%) and others (0.2%) (2011).
Today around 94% of Armenians join the Armenian Apostolic Church.
COVID-19 AND TRAVEL
The passengers are NO LONGER REQUIRED to present a COVID-19 PCR test or a Certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to enter the Republic of Armenia.
For foreigners, the entry to the Republic of Armenia remains open both via air and land borders.
For more information, please visit the official site.