The Land of MysticismA former Soviet Republic, Armenia is located within the mountainous region of Caucasia between Europe and Asia. With hundreds of ancient churches, monuments, cathedrals, and ruins scattered amongst its beautifully stark landscape, Armenia provides an almost biblical experience to its visitors. Being the first Christian country in the world, there is no doubt that travelers will have a spiritual journey through Armenia’s astounding history with friendly locals who await them with generous hospitality. Whether voyagers are looking for religious history excursions, to witness the region’s natural scenery through sustainable outdoor activities or wish to experience the country’s unique gastronomy and delectable wines, Armenia awaits.
Be in the know before you go
You need a valid passport to enter Armenia. U.S. citizens are allowed visa-free entry to Armenia for up to 180 days per year. For visits of longer than 180 days, you must apply for a residency permit through the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Visit the website of the Embassy of Armenia for the most current visa information.
Health and Wellness
There are no obligatory immunizations required for travelers visiting Armenia. Armenia’s climate is generally pleasant and does not pose unusual health risks. Medical facilities vary in quality and breadth, with many qualified doctors and dentists running various practices. There are registered pharmacies on virtually every corner in the center of Yerevan, carrying all of the basic toiletries and many over-the-counter drugs, some of which can also be purchased in hotels and supermarkets. If you have special health needs, speak to your physician before traveling. If you travel during the summer, it is good to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, as the Armenian sun is strong!