Visa and entry requirements Armenia:
Passport required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Armenia:

The Republic of Armenia is a landlocked country in the Caucasus with around 3.1 million inhabitants. The country borders Turkey in the west, Georgia in the north, Azerbaijan in the east, Iran in the southwest and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan in the south.

The official language of the state is Armenian and the national currency is the Armenian dram, where 1 euro corresponds to around 550 AMD.

The largest cities in Armenia include Yerevan, Gyumri, Kapan, Vanadzor, Hrazdan, Vagharschapat, Abovyan and Armavir.

Armenia gained its independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The majority of Armenia is very mountainous, with the 4,090 meter high Aragaz volcano as its highest point.

The territory of Armenia is rich in mineral resources, such as gold, copper, iron, uranium, basalt, molybdenum, bauxite, marble and various decorative stones.

The most famous and widespread plant species in the country, which is also a state symbol, is the apricot. In terms of wildlife, lynxes, jackals, brown bears, wild cats, scorpions, lizards, wolves, minks, wild boars, deer, leopards, mouflons, eagles and poisonous snakes are more common in the country. The state has set up several protected areas and national parks for these sometimes rare and species-rich creatures.

Armenia was the first country in the world to make Christianity its state religion in 301, which is why almost 97% of the population are professed Christians.

The most important economic sectors in Armenia are the mining of rich raw materials such as gold, bauxite, copper and molybdenum as well as agriculture with the cultivation of tobacco, vegetables and fruit.

The capital and by far the largest city in the country is Yerevan with around 1.1 million inhabitants. The city of Yerevan, located at an altitude of approximately 1,000 meters, is at the same time the political, economic and cultural center of the country and one of the oldest cities in the world. Yerevan is located in an impressive valley and is almost completely surrounded by mountains.

The most important sights in Yerevan include the Cathedral of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, the Blue Mosque, Saint Sarkis Cathedral, Sorawar Church, Urartu Fortress, the Historical Museum of Armenia, the National Opera, Republic Square, the TV Tower , St. Anne's Church, the surrounding Caucasus, the fountain with the dancing fountains, the Terrace of the Cascades with the open-air museum, Charles Aznavour Square, the Statue of the Smoking Woman, the Art Museum, Victory Park, the Genocide Museum , the Genocide Memorial and the Alexander Tamanyan Statue.

In November 2012 I visited beautiful Armenia for the only time so far. I started early in the morning by bus in Tbilisi, Georgia, and after about a six-hour drive, I reached the Armenian capital Yerevan over the partly snow-covered Caucasus.

Yerevan is a city with an enormous number of sights and a wonderfully developed city center. To my surprise, the city center was mostly deserted. After I first looked at the highlights of the city, which are relatively close together, I had to buy something warmer to wear on the main shopping street. In the evenings in Yerevan in November, it got pretty chilly.

After the evening performance of the dancing fountains, I ended the evening in the restaurant of my very central hotel.

After an eventful and interesting day in beautiful Yerevan, I took the bus back to Georgia the next day for 5 euros.

Armenia is definitely worth a trip and is an absolute insider tip due to the extremely affordable prices.