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Armenia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Armenia is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.5 / 5

Travelling Armenia is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.4 / 5

Armenia shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Armenia), the Advisory Index is 2.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Iran (4), Turkey (2.8), Azerbaijan with 2.2 and Georgia with 1.3 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Armenia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Armenia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Armenia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Armenia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Nagorno-Karabakh region due to armed conflict. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/armenia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/armenia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Att resa i Armenien är huvudsakligen tryggt, men undvik att resa till Nagorno-Karabach och till gränsområdet mellan Armenien och Azerbajdzjan.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/AM

Individual rating changes for Armenia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Armenia. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Armenia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Armenia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Armenia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Armenia with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Armenia with a rating of 1.0.

About Armenia

Armenia with its capital Yerevan is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly smaller than Maryland (29,800 km²). The country is located Southwestern Asia, between Turkey (to the west) and Azerbaijan. The climate can be described as highland continental, hot summers, cold winters. The landscape is Armenian Highland with mountains; little forest land; fast flowing rivers; good soil in Aras River valley. With a population of about 2.97 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Yerevan
Population about 2.97 million
Size 29.800 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Maryland
Common languages Armenian
Currency Dram (short: AMD)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +374
Internet Top Level Domain .am
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 AM
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 ARM
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 51

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Armenia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • a result of its use as a source for hydropower
  • deforestation
  • pollution of Hrazdan (Razdan) and Aras Rivers
  • restart of Metsamor nuclear power plant in spite of its location in a seismically active zone
  • soil pollution from toxic chemicals such as DDT
  • the draining of Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan)
  • threatens drinking water supplies

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • occasionally severe earthquakes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Armenia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. brandy
  2. chemicals
  3. diamond processing
  4. electric motors
  5. food processing
  6. forging
  7. hosiery
  8. instruments
  9. jewelry
  10. knitted wear

Agriculture products

  1. apricots
  2. fruit
  3. grapes
  4. livestock
  5. vegetables

Armenian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Armenia.

Export products

  1. brandy
  2. cigarettes
  3. diamonds
  4. energy
  5. foodstuffs
  6. gold
  7. mineral products
  8. nonferrous metals
  9. pig iron
  10. unwrought copper

Import products

  1. cars
  2. diamonds
  3. foodstuffs
  4. natural gas
  5. petroleum
  6. pharmaceuticals
  7. tobacco products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Armenia?

Armenia is currently rated at 1,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Armenia is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Armenia in 2020?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Armenia.

How many travel advisories do you know for Armenia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Armenia.

What is the size of Armenia?

Armenia has a size of 29,800 km² or 11,506 mi² which is slightly smaller than Maryland.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.