- The Republic of Armenia
- Capital » Yerevan
- Population » 3.0 million (2018)
- Less than 15 years old: 20.0%
- More than 65 years old: 11.2%
- Languages » Armenian, Russian
- Religion » Christianity
- Armenia prides itself on being the first state to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century)
- Life expectancy » 71 years (men), 78 years (women)
- Main exports » Diamonds, machinery, foodstuffs
- Emergency Services
- Police » 101
- Fire brigade » 102
- Ambulance » 103
- Area » 29,743 sq km (11,484 sq miles)
- A landlocked country, a sovereign state in the Caucasus, bordering Türkiye to the west, Georgia to the north, Iran to the south, and Azerbaijan to the east.
- Note » Armenia views itself as part of Europe, geopolitically.
- Home to amazing world heritage sites, forgotten monasteries and boasting a wonderfully laid back and friendly culture.
- Canadians require a visa to visit Armenia (May 2023)
- E-visa from Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Yerevan – Armenia’s capital
- Caucasus region’s most laid-back city
- Great places to eat
- The country’s principal attractions
- Khor Virap – The most photographed place in Armenia
- Lake Sevan – A beautiful mountain lake
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Armenia is home to amazing world heritage sites and monasteries
- Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
- Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
- Two Byzantine monasteries in the Tumanian region from the period of prosperity during the Kiurikian dynasty (10th to 13th century) were important centres of learning.
- Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley
Overland and Road Safety
- You are required to carry a warning triangle, first aid kit and fire extinguisher with you in your vehicle.
- Check the status of the border crossings »
- The land border between Georgia and Armenia is open. (2019)
- The land border between Azerbaijan and Armenia is closed. (Current as at May 2023)
- Following the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, there are still security concerns between the two countries.
- The land border between Türkiye and Armenia is closed. (Current as at May 2023)
- Must purchase vehicle insurance for Armenia.
- Insurance is mandatory for Armenia, with a minimum insurance period is 10 days
- It can be purchased at the border (tends to be unnecessarily expensive for foreigners), or online via ASWA, which aggregates all the Armenian insurance companies.
- An ancient, millennia-old civilization amidst stark mountain landscapes and remote canyons
- A wonderfully laid back and friendly culture
- Adventure Trend
- Where Next Barney » Ed Gill spent 5 weeks in the summer 2022 riding his Triumph in Armenia, and wrote a bit of a route guide aimed at anyone who may be planning or thinking of heading in that direction in the near future.
- Medical facilities outside Yerevan are generally poor
- Yellow Fever
- There is no risk of yellow fever in this country.
- Proof of vaccination is not required to enter this country.
Armenia Travel Advice
- New Zealand
- British Citizen passport holders can stay in Armenia without a visa up to 180 days per year.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Armenia
- Wikipedia / Wikivoyage
- US’ CIA World Fact Book
This page was updated May 16, 2023