Useful information for Armenia

* Due to the global pandemic situation, travel conditions in Armenia change regularly. Please contact us for detailed information.  

How to arrive

There are many ways to come to Armenia: by airplane, by car or by train.

1. FLY

 “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.

 

2. TRAIN

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.

 

3. CAR

You can come to Armenia by car/coach from the neighbor's countries crossing the borders:

 

From Georgia

Border Bagratashen/Sadakhlo (85 km from Tbilisi and 225 km from Yerevan)

Border Bavra/Ninotsminda (335 km from Tbilisi and 175 km from Yerevan)

 

From Iran

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

Visa Free

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.

 

Visa required

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.

Health

Immunizations
There are no mandatory vacines for Armenia.
For recommended vaccinations, visit the Institut Pasteur web page.

 
Emergency medical service: 911 or 112

Finance

Exchange rate
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.
 
Exchange
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
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. 
 

Time

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. 
 

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Opening time:

Official working hours in Armenia are from 10:00 to 18:00, from Monday to Friday.


Holidays:

  • 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 
     

Communication

Emergency calls: 911 or 112

 

Phone calls
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)


Internet

In hotels and restaurants there is always the internet with the connection of good level. 

The domain of the country is .am.

Languages

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. 

Population

Demography

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).


Religion

Today around 94% of Armenians join the Armenian Apostolic Church.