Flag of Armenia (Source » Wikimedia)

Flag of Armenia (Source » Wikimedia)

Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն

  • 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
  • Wikivoyage

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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

Travellers Posts

  • 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.
Security Map of Armenia, current as at May 2023 (Source » Gov of UK)

Security Map of Armenia, current as at May 2023 (Source » Gov of UK)

Armenia Travel Advice


This page was updated May 16, 2023