Travel advice for Armenia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Armenia.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • Exchange cash into local currency outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

Armenian Dram AMD

Currency exchange rate

AMD 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ AMD 0.00 (07/2015)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 3 h

National language

Official language

Armenian

Language capabilities

Kurd, Russian and English

Capital

Yerewan

Country code for calling Switzerland

105 (by remote office)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 5 month or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Yerevan, Melik-Adamyan Street 2/1
Tel.: +374 10 52 98 60

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 12.00 h, 13.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.

  • International driver's licence recommended.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Minimum risk of malaria.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Travel to the region of Nagorno-Karabakh as well as to the border region with Azerbaijan and Turkey not advised.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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