According to medicinelearners, Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստան, Hajastan) is a country in the South Caucasus (Asia) that has been independent from the former Soviet Union since 1991. Although Armenia is geographically located in Asia, the country has been a member of the Council of Europe since 2001. Armenia borders Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey. The capital of Armenia is Yerevan (Yerevan). A number of major cities in Armenia are: Gyumri and Vanadzor.
Armenia is the oldest Christian state in the world (Christianity since 301). Armenia therefore has a long history, which is reflected in the very old monasteries (including Khor Virab, Geghard and Haghpat and Sanahin) and other historical buildings. In addition, Armenia is known for its hospitable people and many beautiful landscapes. See weddinginfashion for economy of Asia.
Where is Armenia?
Travel information of Armenia
Official name: Republic of Armenia
Continent: Asia and Europe
Area: 29,800 km²
Capital: Yerevan (Yerevan)
Country code: AM, ARM
Population: 3,021,324 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 4,090 m (Aragats)
Distance (Amsterdam – Yerevan): 3,287 km
Flight time: approx. 5 hours
Current status: All trips to certain (border) areas in Armenia are discouraged.
Current color code: Green and red.
Due to this status, a partially negative travel advice is in effect for Armenia.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Armenia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Armenia, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Armenia. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Armenia?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Armenia at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Armenia has a continental climate with hot summers (up to 45 degrees) and harsh winters (down to -30 degrees). At the beginning and end of the summer, temperatures are around 20 to 25 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Armenia can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Armenia can be found at Climate info.
May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to Armenia. This way you avoid the hot summers and the cold winters.
Armenian is the official language in Armenia. In addition, a small part of the population speaks Kurdish and/or Russian.
Would you like to translate from or into Armenian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid during your stay in Armenia.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Georgia (also for Armenia): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Armenian Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Armenia, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In Armenia people pay with the Armenian dram (AMD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Armenia can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Armenia are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -53% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (62% cheaper), food (51% cheaper), imported beer in catering (61% cheaper), cigarettes (82% cheaper) and public transport (93% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Armenia it is customary to tip because wages are low. If no service charge has been calculated yet, tip approximately 10%.
During our summer time it is 2 hours later in Armenia.
During our winter time it is 3 hours later in Armenia.
Armenia has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Armenia can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Armenia you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Armenia.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Armenia.
In Armenia the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Armenia can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 102
– Fire: 101
– Ambulance: 103
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Armenia can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Armenia can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Armenia end in.am.
Armenia official website: gov.am.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Armenia is 00374 or +374.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Armenia? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Armenia.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Armenia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Armenia.
An overview of all public holidays in Armenia can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Armenia, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Armenia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Armenia. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Armenia can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Armenia can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Places of interest
A number of well-known and frequently visited places of interest in Armenia are as follows:
– Monastery of Geghard, Mets Gilanlar
– Garni temple, Garni
– Tatev monastery, Tatev
– Aragats mountains, Ashtarak
– Genocide monument, Yerevan
– Republic Square, Yerevan
– Sevan Lake, Gecharkunik
– Black fortress, Gyumri
– Dancing fountains, Yerevan
– Art museum, Yerevan
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Armenia? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that is not allowed to be imported and/or exported to Armenia.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in or do business with Armenia, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Armenia, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Armenia.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking at all ages.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed blood alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Buying from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed, not generally accepted.
Did you know…
…94.7% of the inhabitants of Armenia belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church?
…The longest cable car in the world can be found in Armenia (5.7 km)?
… One still encounters the car brand Lada everywhere in Armenia?
…More than 10 million Armenians live worldwide?
… Lake Sevan is one of the largest lakes in the world (1,400 km²)?
…Armenia does not border any sea?