Armenia Visa

Armenia Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping


Entry to Armenia for citizens of Russia and the CIS is visa-free. You must have a passport with you, valid for at least 3 months from the end of the planned trip. When traveling with children, you must take a birth certificate, the child must be entered in the parent’s passport or have their own passport, if the child is traveling accompanied by one of the parents or third parties, a notarized power of attorney from the second parent or from the parents is required to export the child.

The import of foreign currency is not limited, any amount must be declared. The export of foreign currency is limited to the amount of 10 thousand US dollars (or equivalent in another currency), amounts exceeding this limit must be transferred through a bank. Import and export of local currency is prohibited.

Persons over the age of 18 can import personal items, as well as goods and other items with a total value of the equivalent of 500 US dollars, up to 2 liters of alcoholic beverages and up to 400 cigarettes into the territory of Armenia duty-free.

The import of narcotic, poisonous and explosive substances, weapons and ammunition is prohibited (for the import and export of hunting weapons, a permit from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia is required). It is forbidden to export antiques (including precious stones, coins, manuscripts and other works of art) without the permission of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia.

Armenia, Embassy website:

Embassy in Armenia

Armenia, embassy in Moscow
Metro station Lubyanka or Kitay-gorod, Armenian lane, 2.

Tel: 625-73-05, 624-12-69.

Fax: 624-45-35.

Armenia, Embassy website:

Armenia, Russian Embassy in the country:
375015, Yerevan, st. Grigor Lusavorich, 13A.

Tel: (374-10) 56-74-27, 54-52-18.

Fax: (374-10) 56-71-97.

Communication in Armenia

On the streets of cities you can see pay phones that work with coins or phone cards, but you can make an international call only from specialized pay phones installed at public telephone offices, in large shopping centers and banks, as well as from hotels.

In order to call from Russia to Armenia, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 374 (country code) – area code – subscriber number. Yerevan code – 1.

In order to call from Armenia to Russia, you need to dial 00 – 7 (Russian code) – city code – subscriber number.

Emergency Phones in Armenia

Fire Department – 101

Police – 102

Ambulance – 103


January 1 – New Year

January 6 – Christmas

January 28 – Army Day

March 8 – International Women’s Day

April 24 – Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915

May 1 – Labor Day

May 9 – Victory and Peace

Day May 28 – First Day Republic

July 5 – Constitution Day

September 21 – Independence Day

December 7 – Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the 1988 Earthquake

The holiday of Vardanank (the day of St. Vardan) is celebrated on a wide scale throughout Armenia. Celebrations are held on February 15 in memory of the battle of the Armenian troops with the Persian army on the Avarayr field in 451. Armenians are a religious people with ancient Christian traditions, so the main religious holidays are celebrated in the country.

Tourists are advised to avoid attending demonstrations and rallies. You should not travel in the areas bordering Azerbaijan. It is best to go to the mountainous areas accompanied by guides. Armenia is located in a zone of high seismic hazard, so before you travel around the country, it is best to consult with representatives of travel agencies or local guides.

According to lawschoolsinusa, shops are open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00.

Most often, in the markets, tourists are offered goods at inflated prices, so it is better to bargain before buying.

In restaurants, it is customary to leave “tip” up to 10% of the amount indicated on the bill.

Armenians are friendly, hospitable and very emotional.

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Before traveling to Armenia, it is recommended to take out international health insurance. The country is at risk of contracting hepatitis A, B and E, diphtheria, typhoid, rabies, tetanus and a mild form of malaria (from June to October in some villages in the Ararat Valley). Bottled or boiled water is recommended for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice. Meat and fish should be consumed only after heat treatment, and vegetables and fruits should be thoroughly washed.

Vanadzor (Armenia)

Vanadzor is the third largest city in Armenia and the administrative center of the Lori region. It is located 120 km north of Yerevan. Vanadzor has been known since ancient times; on its territory, archaeologists have discovered traces of a Neolithic settlement dating back to the 3rd millennium BC, and stone sarcophagi dating back to the Bronze Age (9th-8th centuries BC).

About 40 km north of Vanadzor, near the canyon of the Debed River, is the Sanahin Monastery. The monastery can be reached by cable car, laid from the city of Alaverdi. The time of the founding of the monastery is not known, but already in the 10-11 centuries it was considered the center of education in Armenia.. The Academy of Grigor Magistros Pahlavuni was located here, where prominent scientists of that time taught. The monastery complex consists of the main temple of Surb Astvatsatsin of the 10th century, the church of Amenaprkich (10th century), the chapel of St. Grigor (10th century), the Academy building (11th century), the book depository (11th century), the gallery (10th century) and the bell tower (13th century). A few kilometers from Sanahin is the monastery of Haghpat, which was also founded around the 10th century AD. and was known as a major center of learning. In the city of Alaverdi, you can look at the famous Sanahin bridge. It was built at the end of the 12th century and connected the two banks of the Debed River.

In addition to the Sanahin Monastery, in the vicinity of Vanadzor, the Akhtala fortress and monastery are of interest.(10-13 centuries), where ancient frescoes have been preserved, the temple of the village of Odzun (6-7 centuries), the Loriberd fortress (10 century) and the city of Stepanavan, not far from which Pushkin Pass is located, where in the 19 century A.S. Pushkin met a funeral caravan carrying the body of A.S. Griboyedov.

Armenia Visa