Visa and Immigration Procedures to Armenia
Nationals of EU/EFTA and former USSR countries can visit Armenia without a visa and can stay for up to 180 days. Nationals of other countries must apply for an Armenian visa, issued for up to 120 days with a 60-day extension upon application. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at the border, either by air or land. Citizens of select countries (China, India, Pakistan and African countries) must get visas at Armenian Consulates before departure. Travelers also need an invitation from an Armenian resident, submit an application and attend a visa appointment.
Things/Items Allowed into Armenia
Travelers are allowed to import without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 2 liters of alcohol, up to 5 liters of perfume products and personal effects.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Armenia
• Pornographic Materials
Things/Items Forbidden into Armenia
• Pornographic Materials
Voice of Travelers to Armenia
Nice Trip to Armenia
I bought a ticket through Aeroflot Airlines for a flight to Armenia where I spent my vacation. The flight was great all the way from Moscow and there were fantastic services on board. Armenia has a wonderful balance of history and natural sites. The famous natural sites that you can visit include Lake Sevan, which is the largest body of water in Armenia, and Mount Aragats, which is an isolated four-peaked volcano massif. Amongst the places that you should visit to absorb all of the rich histories in Armenia is the Khor Virap monastery and Temple of Garni. You can also learn about Armenia the traditional way, through museums, of which there are many including the History Museum and the National Gallery.
Museums in Armenia
I bought a direct ticket to Armenia from Aeroflot Airlines. The flight was great all the way from Moscow and there were fantastic services on board. Armenia has a variety of specialty museums including historical and art museums. The specialty museums include the Parajanov Museum, History Museum of Armenia, Geological Museum of Armenia, and the State Museum of Nature. The history museums include the Armenia National Art Gallery, Yerevan History Museum Armenia, Erebuni Museum in Armenia, and Armenia Machanents Museum. The art museums include the Cafesijan Center for the Arts and the Museum of Russian Arts in Armenia.
Top sights in Armenia
I bought a direct ticket to Armenia from Ukraine Airlines. There are many great sites to visit such as the Geghard Medieval Monastery which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Tatev Monastery which is a 9th-century Armenian Apostolic monastery situated on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village.
In the capital, Yerevan, you can visit the Republic Square which is the central town square and the Armenia Matenadaran which is a research institute and museum with a repository of ancient manuscripts.
Additional sites include Sevanavank which is a monastic complex located on a peninsula on the shore of Lake Sevan in Armenia and Etchmiadzin Cathedral which is the mother church of the Armenia Apostolic Church.
Armenia Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What season should I visit Armenia?
A. June through August are the most popular months to visit Armenia as the weather is dry and warm. Additionally, there are many events during these months such as the Yerevan International Film Festival that is held in July. Although the winters are cold and there is a lot of snowfall, this season is great to try out skiing and other winter sports. Therefore, deciding what season to visit depends on personal preference and what activities you hope to experience.
Q. What museum should I visit in Armenia?
A. A must visit museum in Armenia is the National History Museum, located in the Republic Square. The elegant and refined museum building is one of the most famous postcards pictures of Yerevan. This miracle of architecture, together with singing fountains in front of it, blends into the architectural ensemble of the republic square.
Armenia - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toZvartnots International Airport• Sheremetyevo International Airport
• Vienna International Airport
• Boryspil International Airport
• Hamad International Airport
Flight Routes to Armenia
Travelers can access Armenia via direct flights by Aeroflot Airlines from Moscow, Qatar Airlines from Doha, Ukraine International Airlines from Kiev and Austrian Airlines from Vienna. Zvartnots International Airport is the main international airport in Armenia.