• Business, Banking and Shopping Hours

    • Office hours are generally open from 9am – 6pm, Mondays-Fridays
    • Banking hours are from 9.30am-5pm, Mondays-Fridays
    • General Post Office hours are 8am-7pm, Mondays-Fridays
    • Shopping Hours – 10am-9pm, everyday
    • Markets, supermarkets – 8am-12pm and 24/7
    • Shopping malls , souvenir shops – 10am – 10pm, everyday
  • VAT Tax – Free Shopping

    Value Added Tax in Armenia is 20%. A refund of the local VAT is available to visitors and will result ina reductions of up to 16% of the retail price provided departure from Armenia is within days after the purchase is made. The purchased amount must be no less than 50000 AMD (VAT included) per sales receipt. Refunds can be collected in the departures hall of Zvartnots International Airport

  • VAT Tax – Free Shopping

    Value Added Tax in Armenia is 20%. A refund of the local VAT is available to visitors and will result ina reductions of up to 16% of the retail price provided departure from Armenia is within days after the purchase is made. The purchased amount must be no less than 50000 AMD (VAT included) per sales receipt. Refunds can be collected in the departures hall of Zvartnots International Airport
  • Tipping

    In Armenia gratuity is always included in the bill therefore tipping is not required. This applies to everything: restaurants, taxis, cafes, room service and more. However if you do feel that you have received great service, Armenians appreciate a tip and will gladly accept it.
  • Time Zone

    Armenia is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) throughout the year, and does not adjust to daylight saving time. The time zone in Armenia is +4.
  • Taxis & Airport Shuttle Bus

    All taxis in Armenia are privately held services. Besides of catching a cab in the street, it is also possible to order a cab via mobile apps such as GG Taxi and Yandex Taxi. Taxi drivers accept only cash. There is a shuttle bus travelling from Zvartnots International Airport to The Republic Square every one hour.
  • Smoking in Public/ Drinking Age

    Wine, beer and spirits are sold in all the markets and supermarkets. The age limit for buying alcohol is 18. Smoking is not permitted on board aircrafts or other means of public transport. It is not permitted to smoke in public buildings such as offices, banks, etc. There are smoking and non smoking areas in hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, shopping malls. The age limit for buying tobacco is 18.
  • Public Transportation

    Bus Services are available in all major cities and towns. Tickets can be purchased from the driver with exact change. Children under the age of fours travel free of charge. There is an underground system in Yerevan with 11 stations. Note that bus drivers do not speak English.
  • Medical Care/Emergencies

    There are medical centers and hospitals in all cities and towns in Armenia. The 24-hour emergency phone number in Armenia is 103. Pharmacies are open during normal business hours and some are open 24/7
  • Language

    Armenian is the national language of Armenia although Russian and English are widely spoken.
  • Internet Access

    Armenia is a tech-savvy country with internet access available almost everywhere including hotels guesthouses, cafes, restaurants, clubs, pubs, bus stations, the tube in Yerevan and other larger cities. Generally all above mentioned offer WiFi free of charge. Internet websites in Armenia end in the suffix “am”.
  • Entry Requirements

    A passport valid at least three months beyond intended stay is required for visitors Armenia. Travel for countries participating in the Schengen cooperation and many others are allowed entry without visa including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and UK, USA, etc. For additional information for your country, passport and visa requirements visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia website. www.mfa.am/en/visa

  • Electricity

    The electric current in Armenia is 220-230 volts, 50 Hz AC. Armenian electrical plays are of the rounded, European two-pin type (Type C).
  • Currency and Money Exchange

    Armenian monetary unit is the dram (in plural Drams) which is abbreviated AMD. Money can be easily exchanged at the airport, banks and currency exchanges. All major credit cards are accepted and can be used to pay for literally anything except the public transport. ATM /Bank machines are found in all banks many other locations throughout the country.

  • Cell Phone Systems

    The following mobile systems can be used in Armenia: GSM900 and 1800, 3G and UMT4G. Prepaid cards are available at mobile operators’ shops in the city working 24/7.

  • Calling From Armenia

    The international code for calling to Armenia from abroad is “374”. To call internationally from Armenia, first dial “00” followed by the country code and telephone number. 

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