Citizens of EU and other European countries etc. need a passport to enter Armenia, the ID card is not sufficient. The passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from the date you arrive. Citizens of other countries need a Visa to enter the country. Please check the information from your country's foreign agency to find out what applies for you.
Here you can find detailed specifications on the visa search tool below to enter your citizenship country and travel document type to determine if you are required to obtain a visa or not. For more detailed information regarding visa regulations, please, visit the following website:
IMPORTANT: If you need a visa to get to Armenia, please note that you can only apply for visa online.
Traveling to Armenia during COVID-19 is possible. But it is neccessary to check the information before planning the trip. Official information can be found here:
Information on travel restrictions for entering Armenia:
Information on the current situation in Armenia:
Information on travel restrictions and potential quarantine returning from Armenia:
Please also check your own country's current recommendations, regulations and restrictions when travelling to and returning from Armenia.
The time zone in Armenia is UTC +4 - Armenia Standard Time (AMT).
Time Zone Converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
Numbers in Emergency Situations
General emergency: 112 or 911
The European Health Insurance Card that all EU citizens can optain and use in foreign EU countries is not valid in Armenia. Should you need medical treatment, you would have to cover the costs yourself. Therefore you should make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.
If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 103 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.
For Armenia there are two plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Armenia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Voltage converters and transformers
Electricity supplies worldwide can vary from anything between 100V and 240V. It can be extremely dangerous to use an electrical appliance that is rated at a voltage different from the supply. As voltage can differ from country to country, you may need to use a voltage converter or transformer whilst in Armenia.
There are different types (small shopping centers, big supermarkets, hypermarkets, large shopping malls, etc.) of shopping places in Yerevan. Supermarkets, where it is possible to buy food, groceries and household items also online in Yerevan, are open 24 hours/7 days. If you are intending to pay cash it is possible to pay only with Armenian Drams (AMD). But also all types of cards (Visa, Master Card, Maestro Card, American Express, Dinners Club, etc.) are accepted in Armenian supermarkets – but not everywhere in smaller shops.
Service and VAT are included in the menu price in restaurants, bars, etc., all over Armenia. Tip is not included. Amount of tip is 5 – 10 % of paid amount.
An anti-smoking law was passed by the Armenian parliament. It bans smoking while driving cars or buses and imposes a ban on tobacco advertising. The ban on smoking in cafes, restaurants and other public catering facilities will enter into force in March 2022.
Armenian is the official language and is spoken by the majority of its population. Russian is the best known foreign language among the Armenian population. All volunteers who are going to be with the organizing team during the conference and who will be in all areas where conference will be held will speak English and assist the conference participants to find the information they need.
Official Yerevan Tourism Website
Collection of essential tips
Website to plan a trip with public transport
Mobile app A2B for public transport
Recommended apps for taxi services
GG, Utaxi, Yandex Go.